Historically in the offshore oil and natural gas industry, large, expensive, and cumbersome work-class ROVs have handled the bulk of observation tasks on offshore rigs and vessels. Recently the demand for a more portable, affordable, easily and quickly deployable, and "disposable" observation class ROV has been prevalent to supplement the large work-class ROV in simple observation tasks.

VideoRay ROVs have been deployed at offshore sites around the world from FPSO (Floating Production Storage and Offloading) vessels and jack-up rigs to quickly capture high quality video. Engineers find the video invaluable to their underwater placement efforts and Project Managers value the added quality and safety measurements provided by the VideoRay ROV video.