Bowtech Products and N-Seatec Subsea Systems B.V. secure high definition camera supply contract from Allseas
This contract with Allseas involves the supply of Surveyor HD (High Definition) cameras, replacing the existing HD cameras on all their Schilling UHD ROVs. Bowtech and N-Seatec secured the contract, despite tough and aggressive competition. They also won the supply of the associated connectors and various interconnection cables.
Allseas are planning to upgrade all 30 cameras on their existing ROV fleet and have already ordered the first four cameras after testing them on the Schilling UHD ROV at the beginning of 2012.
Bowtech’s Surveyor High Definition (HD) colour zoom camera utilises Sony’s latest block camera incorporating 1/3 inch HD CMOS CCD giving exceptional picture quality, 10:1 optical zoom lens, as well as horizontal resolution of 800+ TV lines. Standard video output is component, however HD-SDI and fibre output are also available.
A unique feature of this camera, apart for the exceptional picture quality, is its size. The camera has a titanium 6000 metre rated housing, with optically clear sapphire window. The camera is smaller than the standard underwater colour zoom camera and therefore ideal for mounting on all ROV's.