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The VideoRay Deep Blue is ideally suited for deep missions. It includes the submersible, integrated control box, 335 m (1,100 ft) of tether, manual, two watertight, rolling Pelican cases, and tool kit.

The Deep Blue is depth rated to 305 m (1000 ft). Standard features that go beyond those offered on the Pro 3 XE include the Professional Performance Package (for superior operation) and the GTO - Greater Thrust Option. Like the Pro 3 XE, the Deep Blue is also PC computer control enabled, allowing operators to control the Deep Blue using wireless game controllers. The Deep Blue can even be controlled by software applications or remotely via a network.

The Deep Blue can easily accommodate modular instrumentation and tools such as: scanning imaging sonar for low visibility environments; manipulator for object retrieval or intervention; positioning system for exhaustive area searches; water quality sensor, metal thickness gauge, and more. The Tether Deployment System (TDS) is included for quick coiling and recoiling of the tether.

VideoRay Submersible Robot


  • Forward facing wide angle color camera
  • 570 lines of resolution and 0.3 lux
  • Variable control tilt with 180 degree vertical field of view
  • Wide focus range
  • NTSC unless otherwise specified
  • Rear facing black & white camera - 430 lines 0.1 lux


  • Forward - Two 20 watt high efficiency halogen lights
  • Rear - Ultra high-intensity LED light array


  • Horizontal - Two easy to maintain GTO thrusters with 100 mm propellers producing 15 lbs. of thrust
  • Vertical - One thruster

Accessories and Sensors

  • Accessory connector allows field integration of various instruments and sensors

Control Console


  • 15 inch integrated video display
  • Video display tilt adjustment for optimal viewing angle
  • LCD depth gauge display (ft/m interchangeable)
  • LCD compass with heading display
  • LCD cumulative hour meter display
  • Composite video output
  • Option to superimpose date, time, depth and heading information on video display
  • Audio annotation microphone for simultaneous recording (video recorder required)


  • Joystick controls for horizontal movement and third axis controls
  • Third axis joystick control (selectable for depth, camera tilt, lights and manipulator)
  • Vertical depth control with Auto Depth
  • Lighting control
  • Camera tilt and focus controls
  • Front and rear camera toggle
  • Manipulator control (if installed)
  • PC Pilot computer control option is enabled (requires a PC )


  • Tether Deployment System with 305 m (1,000 ft.) extension negatively buoyant tether with an extension of 40 m (130 ft.) Professional Performance Tether
  • Maximum voltage in tether is 48 volts DC

Other Components

XE Accessory Package:

  • Power Kit - 12 volt DC 800 watt inverter
  • VideoRay PC Pilot Kit
  • VideoRay PC Pilot software CD
  • USB video capture/dvd authoring
  • wireless game pad
  • desktop joystick
  • serial to USB converter
  • USB hub
  • Owners Manual
  • Brass Ballast Weight Set
  • Calibration Tool
  • Spare Parts
  • Basic Tool Kit
  • Compass
  • Additional modular flotation
  • Tether Strain Relief
  • The system fits into three water-tight Pelican cases and is airline checkable.


  • Total System Size & Weight: 81 kgs (180 lbs.)
  • 3 watertight Pelican cases
  • submersible: 30.5 x 22.5 x 21 cm (12 x 9 x 8.5 in)
  • Submersible weight: 4.8 kgs (10.6 lbs)
  • Depth Rating: 305 m (1000 ft.)
  • Total System Weight: 47 kgs (105 lbs.)
  • Submersible Speed: 4.1 knots


Two year limited warranty covering manufacturing and component defects.

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