Planet Ocean have been appointed as UK and Ireland distributors for the Canadian Deep Trekker range of remotely operated vehicles.
The innovative DTG2 ROV is powered by on-board rechargeable batteries negating the need for a bulky surface power supply, Deep Trekker offers many advantages over the typical top side powered ROVs. The on-board batteries mean a smaller diameter tether and thus drag and eliminates power loss down the tether. A smart charger simply plugs into the back of the ROV when back on shore and indoors with a 6-8 hour operating life from a single charge. The Deep Trekker range is designed to be ultra-portable at under 9 kgs, ships in a single box and is exceptionally simple to deploy and operate. Users can have eyes in the water in 30 seconds.
The HD camera feed streams live video to the integrated LCD screen on the controller and can be plugged to a digital video recorder or TV-monitor if required.
The unique design of the Deep Trekker is based around a patented pitching system which means that only two thrusters are required for complete manoeuvrability. An increasing range of accessories including additional lighting, video glasses, crawler wheels, laser scaler, Tritech Micron sonar, and a thickness gauge are also available.
Planet Ocean MD, Terry Sloane, commented: “We have been waiting for the right ROV to come along to enhance our other offerings, and Deep Trekker fits the bill exactly. It should be of huge interest to our existing customers in the science, aquaculture, moorings inspection, military, search and rescue, and ports and harbours sectors. It is fantastic value for such a powerful ROV and makes this technology affordable to many new potential users. We look forward to doing customer demonstrations, this has to be seen!”
Press Release, September 02, 2014