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Aug
14

Insights: 11 Tips To Prep For A Recovery Operation

​ A recovery operation with a ROV requires a lot of preparation in advance. The last thing you want is to run into a snafu while trying to get the sub in the water or when it's submerged. Here is a quick rundown of 11 prep tips to consider: All personnel involved in the recovery operation should be properly trained and understand the potential risk...
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Aug
12

Insights: 7 Troubleshooting Tips For ROV Operational Problems

​ If you've run into a problem operating your VideoRay ROV, here are seven basic troubleshooting guidelines that could be helpful in addressing the situation: Review the user manual to see if an issue can be answered. Each system comes with a manual and the latest versions are stored on our website at https://videoray.com/support/manuals.html . Sus...
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Aug
04

Insights: 10 Tips To Consider Before Entering Confined Spaces

Depending on the assignment, you may encounter confined spaces or cluttered areas when operating your ROV. Under such circumstances, you need to consider several things before proceeding: Do you truly need to enter the confined space or area? The best way to mitigate risks is to avoid them all together. Do you have permission to enter the confined ...
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Jul
28

Insights: Part 2 -- Tips For Operating A ROV In Strong Currents

​ Welcome to another edition of "Insights." These posts are intended to provide guidance on how to operate your ROV during challenging missions and in a variety of situations. Following up on Part 1 of our first "Insights" blog regarding 9 tips for operating a ROV in strong currents, here are more guidelines to consider: Know when and how to live b...
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Jul
28

Introducing "Insights" -- A New Go-To Resource For ROV Operators

Looking to get the most out of your remotely operated vehicle (ROV)? We're here to help you with a new series called "Insights." These posts will provide guidance on how to operate your ROV during challenging missions and in a variety of situations, such as maneuvering in strong currents or deploying the sub in remote locations. We are sure you wil...
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Jul
22

South Korean Shipyard Takes Delivery Of New Pro 4

​ Following on the heels of another Pro 4 sale, Triton Hi-Tech, a VideoRay dealer in South Korea, has sold a Pro 4 to Samsung Heavy Industries' Geoje Shipyard in South Korea. The remotely operated vehicle (ROV) will be used for ship inspection and underwater survey. The shipyard, located in South Gyeongsang Province, has been using a VideoRay Explo...
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Jul
13

Canadian Search And Rescue Team Experiencing Pro 5’s Potential

Warm weather tends to bring with it tragedy on the water. And a Canadian search and rescue team is experiencing that firsthand, relying on equipment like the VideoRay Pro 5 to assist with drowning recoveries. In June alone, members of Hutterian Emergency Aquatic Response Team, or HEART, were involved in three incidents involving drowning victims. T...
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Jul
07

The New VideoRay Training Library Is Now Open

VideoRay is proud to introduce online virtual training lessons to support users of Mission Specialist systems including the Defender and Pro 5. The VideoRay Training Library is organized as a series of curricula for operators and maintenance technicians. Each lesson is a short self-paced sequence of mixed media web pages. Lessons span the full scop...
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Jul
02

VideoRay Offices Closed Friday, July 3 For 4th Of July Holiday

VideoRay's offices in Pennsylvania will be closed on Friday, July 3, in celebration of the July 4th holiday. We thank everyone on the frontlines who are devoted to preserving the freedoms we enjoy in the United States. We wish you all an enjoyable and safe holiday weekend. 
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Jul
01

South Korean Rescue Team Brings New VideoRay Pro 4 Onboard

​ The Busan 119 Nakdong River Water Rescue Team in Busan, South Korea, recently purchased a VideoRay Pro 4 remotely operated vehicle (ROV) to support its operations. The Nakdong River is one of the largest rivers in South Korea, and the 119 Water Rescue Team is responsible for overseeing safety, search and rescue activities along the river. Prior t...
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Jun
23

There's Still Time To Sign Up For The VideoRay-Sonardyne Webinar This Thursday!

There are still some openings for the upcoming webinar this Thursday (June 25) entitled VideoRay vehicles + Sonardyne acoustics. The winning formula for your next underwater operation. This webinar will provide insights on how to select the right submersible and underwater tracking system for your next search-and-rescue, inspection or survey m...
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Jun
18

VideoRay Pro 4 Proves Its Worth In Five Recent Drowning Victim Recoveries

Within the span of two days last week, five people were victims of apparent drownings in Colorado. And another person reportedly drowned this past Tuesday while swimming in Maryland. As fate would have it, a VideoRay Pro 4 submersible was relied on to locate and recover five of the bodies. Colorado Parks and Wildlife (CPW) used its Pro 4 ...
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Jun
17

VideoRay & Sonardyne To Present Webinar June 25 On Product Integration's "Winning Formula"

VideoRay is partnering with Sonardyne to present a webinar on June 25 entitled VideoRay vehicles + Sonardyne acoustics. The winning formula for your next underwater operation. In this jointly-hosted webinar, Rob Cornick, vehicle specialist from VideoRay, and Tom Bennetts, pro-user of Ultra-Short BaseLine acoustic tracking systems from Sonardyn...
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Jun
03

VideoRay & ECHO81 Devise Innovative Method For Flooded Member Detection Surveys Using Defender ROV

(The following is a joint press release by VideoRay and ECHO81). VideoRay, a global leader in inspection-class ROVs, has implemented the new groundbreaking ISFMD Flooded Member Detection (FMD) system manufactured by Impact Subsea, a UK-based subsea technology company specializing in high-performance sensors, as an available option for their Mission...
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Jun
01

Case Study Highlights How VideoRay Benefits From Bender Electrical Monitoring Components

Bender, a VideoRay supplier that provides electrical monitoring components for our ROV control consoles, has posted on its website today a blog entitled "Case Study: VideoRay and Underwater Electrical Safety." For over 80 years, Bender's mission has been to make electrical power safe. Discover how VideoRay and Bender technologies mesh well tog...
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May
21

PA State Police Use Defender To Help Recover Drowning Victim

Members of t he Pennsylvania State Police Marine Operations Unit in Philadelphia, which recently acquired a VideoRay Defender for search and rescue efforts, found themselves transporting the submersible to the other side of the state earlier this week to assist with a drowning victim recovery effort. According to news reports, a 10-year-old boy acc...
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May
20

VideoRay Shares Views On Defense Industry Innovations In Latest Edition of Marine Technology Reporter

The May edition of Marine Technology Reporter features a roundtable discussion with ROV industry leaders, including Chris Gibson, VideoRay's Vice President of Sales, Marketing & Business Development, about subsea innovations in the defense industry. Check out the insights here.
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May
13

VideoRay Defender Plays Major Role In "The Blowfish Project"

​ The VideoRay Defender is prominently mentioned in an article recently published online titled "Code Name - The Blowfish Project: DTRA Securing the Waterways." The article, which appears on the Defense Visual Information Distribution Service website, delves into the activities of the research and development arm of the U.S. Defense Threat Reductio...
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May
04

VideoRay Uses COVID-19 Limitations To Enhance Customer Delivery Experience

VideoRay is no stranger to remote collaborative meeting technology. Since a major expansion in 2013, all functions except Engineering moved to a larger office building in Pottstown, leaving Engineering a 15-minute drive away in Phoenixville. Since then, weekly meetings have been by teleconference, with many employees participating from remote locat...
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Apr
27

VideoRay And Sonardyne Demonstrate Benefits Of Combined Technologies

VideoRay LLC and Sonardyne International Ltd. have been working together to demonstrate enhanced remotely operated vehicle (ROV) operations through integration with positioning systems.  UK-based underwater positioning specialist Sonardyne initially integrated Micro-Ranger 2 Ultra-Short BaseLine (USBL) technology with VideoRay's Mission Specia...
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