Lwandle has recently acquired our two newest pieces of oceanographic equipment- the Deep Trekker DTG 2 ROV, which we have nicknamed Squidward, and the Deep Trekker DTX2 ROV, nicknamed Kraken.
Squidward is a commercial grade mini ROV, with a forward speed of 2.5 knots, a depth rating of 150 m, and is designed with the Deep Trekker patented pitching system for unmatched manoeuvrability. It has an internal HD camera, with a 330 degree field of view allowing you to inspect below, above, behind or in front of you, and is connected to a hand held controller, allowing you to see the video feed in real time. Additionally, it has on-board batteries that power the ROV for 5-8 hours on one 1.5 hour battery charge, meaning you never have to worry about lugging around multiple cases or generators to your dive sites. This makes it an ideal and easy tool to use for underwater inspections.
Kraken is substantially larger and more robust, and is designed for use in more challenging environments. It has a forward speed of 3.5 knots and a depth rating of 305 m. In addition to the Deep Trekker patented pitching system, it has four powerful vectored thrusters, allowing for forward, reverse, up, down and lateral movements in a 360 degree vertical and horizontal plane.Kraken comes with several robust features as a standard, including an internal HD camera with a 270 degree field of view connected to a hand held controller, fixed auxiliary lights and an on-board battery with a run-time of 3-6 hours on a 3 hour battery charge. In addition, there are many options for sophisticated add-ons, such as single and multi-beam sonar, USBL positioning systems, cutter attachments, sediment samplers and laser scalers.
For more information on these two ROVs contact our office.
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