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Mar
26

VideoRay and ECS Special Projects Announce New Integration Partnership Focused on Military and Commercial Opportunities

March 26, 2020 – VideoRay LLC and ECS Special Projects Ltd. have announced a new collaborative agreement aimed at expanding the capabilities of their products for military applications and the commercial market. ECS Special Projects Ltd., which is based in the United Kingdom, has developed the Viper Mine Disposal System for the VideoRay Mission Spe...
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Mar
18

Blueprint Lab and VideoRay Team Up with New Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) Tool for U.S. Navy

March 18, 2020 -- Pottstown, Pa. -- Blueprint Lab and VideoRay LLC have jointly announced a new partnership to further integrate and field Blueprint Lab's Reach Alpha , the world's smallest, lightest, subsea manipulator system. A key application of this technology is rendering safe underwater mines on ships, shipping lanes, ports, and offshore...
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Mar
17

VideoRay Employees Tackle Problem Solving with Guidance from Delaware Valley Industrial Resource Center

Twenty VideoRay employees used training they recently received from the Delaware Valley Industrial Resource Center (DVIRC) to begin solving some real-time issues facing the Pottstown company. Jeff Kopenitz, a DVIRC instructor, met with the employees during two sessions, one in February and one in March. Four more sessions are scheduled before the e...
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Feb
07

And The Winners Are...

Our 2019 photo and video contests attracted an impressive number of submissions from around the world! We want to thank everyone who entered the contests. And now on to the winners. Capturing first place in the photo competition was Jan Henrik Bentsen of Dagfin Skaar AS. Runner-up was Brett Garner of Lindblad Expeditions. Finishing first in the vid...
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Jan
24

HEART Pumps Stronger With Addition of VideoRay Pro 5

  A small team of volunteer divers in Canada has shown an unwavering dedication to the search and recovery of drowning victims. And what it lacks in size, it makes up for with a lot of HEART. In fact, that's what this group officially calls itself – HEART, which stands for Hutterian Emergency Aquatic Response Team. Since its inception, the squ...
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Jan
17

VideoRay closed on Monday, January 20

VideoRay will be closed on Monday, January 20 in recognition of the Martin Luther King holiday. 
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Jan
13

JANUARY 14, 2020 - North Dakota Dive Team Takes Advantage of Pro 4's Capabilities

  Time and again, the VideoRay Pro 4 has proven its worth to the Stutsman County Dive & Rescue Team in North Dakota. In fact, it was pressed into service twice last month alone. Each time, the Pro 4 helped in the recovery of victims' bodies. In early December, the team was called out to assist in the search of a missing man who's utility t...
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Oct
28

VideoRay Pro 5 Helps Make Historic Discovery

An underwater exploration of the Galapagos Marine Reserve with a VideoRay Pro 5 led to an exciting discovery by research scientists with the Charles Darwin Foundation. Find out what they uncovered in an article published by the Foundation earlier this month. 
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Oct
09

VideoRay Pro 4 a Reliable Work Mate for Minnesota Consulting Firm

  For Tom Crossmon, there probably isn't trustier work equipment than the VideoRay Pro 4. As a consultant, he's used it hundreds of times, often to assist in the recovery of drowning victims. Crossmon can't say enough about the reliability and efficiency of the Pro 4. "It's proven itself over and over again in a variety of challenging situatio...
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Sep
25

Teacher Deploys Pro 4 During Deadly Boat Fire Victims Search

When a catastrophic dive boat fire claimed the lives of 34 people off the California coast this past Labor Day, a high school science teacher trained in using the VideoRay Pro 4 was called on to assist with rescue and recovery efforts. Dominique Evans-Bye was contacted for assistance by the Ventura County Sheriff's Department, for whom she has serv...
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Sep
18

SEPTEMBER 18, 2019 - VideoRay Pro 5 Used to Recover Missing Boater in Canada

For the second time since acquiring the VideoRay Pro 5, the Hutterian Emergency Aquatic Response Team (HEART) used the unit to conduct a successful underwater recovery, this time in the Whiteshell River in Manitoba, where a 49-year-old man went missing while harvesting wild rice in an airboat. HEART had deployed the VideoRay Pro 5 earlier in the su...
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Aug
27

August 28, 2019 - VideoRay Awarded Contract with U.S. Navy for EOD Response Remotely Operated Vehicle

Next step in multi-year collaboration on effective Explosive Ordnance Disposal through man-portable remotely operated-vehicle (ROV) Pottstown, PA - VideoRay today announced its second multi million-dollar award with the U.S. Navy to develop, define, and deploy new technology for Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) operations. This contract follo...
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Aug
23

August 23, 2019 - Clear Lake Fire Department Trains on Their New VideoRay Pro 4

  CLEAR LAKE, Iowa - Earlier this month, the Clear Lake Fire Department received a new underwater drone, thanks to an anonymous donor. This past weekend, firefighters were able to get hands on training on just how to use it. Continue Reading - KIMT3 News
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Jun
18

June 18, 2019 - Drowning victim recovery at Harvey Gap Reservoir in Colorado

Colorado Parks and Wildlife successfully recovered a victim from the Harvey Gap Reservoir in Colorado with their new VideoRay Pro 4 ROV system with BlueView Sonar and Manipulator Arm. This is the first ROV recovery for the team and the victim was recovered in under 40 minutes. For more news, read: https://www.outtherecolorado.com/apparent-drowning-...
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May
30

May 30, 2019 - Recovery at Wonsan Island Beach, South Korea

On May 15, 2019, at Wonsan Island Beach, South Korea, a diver was reported missing from a scuba diving group. The Korean Coast Guard and Rescue Association was called in to search for the missing diver. They searched with 2 helicopters and over 10 boats and were unsuccessful. Triton Hi-Tech was called in with their VideoRay to assist with the searc...
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Mar
20

March 20, 2019 - VideoRay VP featured in Marine Technology Reporter

Chris Gibson, VideoRay's Vice President of Sales, Marketing, and Business Development, was featured in the Marine Technology Reporter. The article highlights his work with VideoRay, VideoRay's success, and new VideoRay technology. Read the article online here: http://bit.ly/ChrisMTR19. Read the article in the MTR magazine here: http:...
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Mar
05

March 5, 2019 – Indian Navy uses VideoRay Defender to recover remains of trapped miner

The Indian Navy has been using its fleet of VideoRay Mission Specialist Defenders to search for and recover victims of a mine flood in December 2018. Fifteen miners perished inside the illegal coal mine, called a rat-hole, in Meghalaya, India. So far, one victim has been recovered. The search is still ongoing, with water in the mines causing signif...
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Feb
13

February 13, 2019 - Seventh anniversary of Costa Concordia wreck

January 13 was the 7 th anniversary of the Costa Concordia wreck, in which VideoRay played a large part in the removal project that began in May 2012. VideoRay was brought on to the project through iRov , a Dealer and Authorized Service Center of VideoRay in Italy. The mission required eight  VideoRay Pro 4 ROV systems to provide eyes und...
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Feb
08

February 8, 2019 - Two more recoveries in Colorado with VideoRay Pro 4

​The Summit County Sheriff's Office was brought in to help the search and rescue team of Delta County of Colorado recover two victims that fell through the ice of a lake of on Grand Mesa. Summit County was also able to locate and recover the Snow-Cat they were riding when the accident happened. News Coverage: Fox Denver The Daily Sentinel...
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Jan
29

January 29, 2019 - Jet Fighter recovered from Hawaii's Oahu Coast

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On December 30, 2018, a Hawker Hunter Jet Fighter was located in about 245 feet of water by Steve Van Meter of Van Meter Consulting. Steve was contacted by Parker Marine Salvage due to his experience with difficult missions. An extensive Sidescan sonar mission, lasting several days, had identified 75 potential targets.Prior to deploying his VideoRa...
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