Subsea Drop Camera System
Savante’s fully integrated subsea drop camera suite was designed to support cost-effective marine baseline environmental seabed surveys in the North Sea with high performance subsea imaging technology. It combines an 18Mp colour high-resolution video and integrated digital stills Vector camera, flash and high intensity LED lighting and a variety of optional laser measurement tools including altimeters, image scaling systems and 3D laser profilers in a highly compacted form factor.
The subsea unit is controlled remotely through a 300m high-strength kevlar-reinforced main lift electrical umbilical using a miniaturised topside control unit. This provides an easy to use graphical-user interface (GUI) which offers complete control over every component subsea (digital chronograph timers, event driven control (GPS location hot-spot triggers) and digital video recording capabilities. External triggering of the system can be achieved remotely.
Additional options include subsea communications ports supporting USB 3.0, Gigabit ethernet, RS-232, RS-422 and the RS-485 communications standards; enabling the greatest flexibility for interfacing additional tooling such as sonars and CTD probes.
18 MP video and digital stills camera system (raw, tiff, jpg image standards)
Integrated black-box video recorder. 480Gb onboard data storage
Synchronised high-repetition flash system for high speed survey works (eliminates motion blur).
Integrated video data overlay.
Fully dimmable, 10,000lm high intensity LED lighting system.
Green laser image scaling measurement system.
300m heavy-duty 18mm diameter 250kg breaking strength kevlar-reinforced tether. (Optional 1000m)
Surface control unit
Easy to use graphic user interface (GUI) provides full control over all equipment functions.
Client can create additional buttons for bespoke control solutions.
Digital chronograph - (continous video recording, timer function to trigger high speed digital stills capture).
External remote triggering.
Integrated digital eventing system. (Saves time-dated log of observations to a text file)
Live video feed.
MPEG-4 digital video recording.
Integrated low voltage DC surface power distribution unit for safe operations - integrated umbilical health monitoring system.
110-260VAC, 2A supply required.
Additional cameras can be mounted and triggered simultaneously.
3m range laser altimeter
SLV-80 subsea laser profiler for seabed topographic mapping