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HYDROACOUSTICS INC #4124
October 22, 2008 - 1:40 PM
Hydroacoustics Inc was one of a few companies at DEMA exhibiting the latest in underwater ROV and mini-ROV technology. The basic Proteus series is rated to 500 feet with up to 5000 feet of tether cable, and provides joystick control (of unit, camera, lights, etc) and return video feed over a light, thin fiber-optic cable. The unit can be equipped with LED lights, a sonar scanner for immediate topography mapping, and grabber arm, among other accessories, and provides direct video to the controlling computer.
The ROV enjoys 3 to 4 hours of run time on two on-board batteries, and has recently been updated to use a polypropylene external frame (previously anodized aluminum) that will help reduce weight.
Joseph Perraud of Hydroacoustics Inc with the Proteus ROV