We sat down with Francisco Domingo of INMARVENCO C.A., a Venezuelan commercial diving company, to discuss his team’s experience using their SRV-8 ROV (remotely operated vehicle) for underwater pipeline inspections. During our interview, he discussed what types of solutions the SRV-8 offers for offshore professionals, and why they chose Oceanbotics over other ROV companies. See the full interview below. What are some of the main factors that influenced your decision to choose the SRV-8 ROV over other competitors? Bigger isn’t always better. With a system like Oceanbotics’ SRV-8, you can perform the same, if not better, than larger ROVs in rough ocean conditions. We were looking for a compact, small ROV capable of operating in adverse offshore conditions. We wanted an underwater drone that could provide the same value as our bigger ROVs because it saves a lot of money for our clients. In terms of performance, what are your thoughts on our [...]
The SRV-8 MDV (Mine Disposal Vehicle) is a new addition to Oceanbotics’ Special Purpose Vehicle Division. This field-tested underwater ROV will detect and eliminate explosive mine threats quickly and efficiently, utilizing ECS Special Projects’ Viper MDS technology for neutralizing improvised explosive devices (IEDs). The SRV-8 MDV’s ease of use and adaptive software will allow commercial and naval EOD teams to locate and neutralize mine threats quickly. The SRV-8 MDV (Mine Disposal Vehicle) Operators will first use the SRV-8 MDV’s state-of-the-art imaging sonar to detect the mine threat. Upon reaching the mine, the Viper MDS will secure the charge disruptor to the mine. The operator will then navigate the ROV away from the mine threat while deploying a spooled shock tube that is tethered from the charge to the ROV. By activating the charge through the shock tube, the operator will effectively neutralize the mine threat, ensuring the safety of both [...]
Oceanbotics Inc. is proud to announce the launch of its new, larger, underwater ROV. The SRV-8X Optimus is a larger and more powerful version of its small but mighty brother, the industry-leading, easy to use, SRV-8 ROV. The SRV-8X Optimus The SRV-8X Optimus pushes the limits required for challenging offshore deployments, offering significant payload capabilities and an increased number of sensors for more demanding and deeper underwater missions. The ROV is battery-operated, permitting improved range and ease of movement (down to 500m depth). It also offers sophisticated data synchronization with SubNav-X™ software for seamless integration of optional accessories and a “plug-n-play” installation. The SRV-8 (left) and the SRV-8X Optimus (right) These increased capabilities make the SRV-8X Optimus ideal for market applications such as search and rescue, civil inspection, military defense, offshore drilling, and more. The SRV-8X Optimus expands the reach of those looking to navigate the underwater [...]
SRV-8 in the field - taken by Topaz Subsea, Australian Distributor Simply put, Oceanbotics™ is the latest division of RJE International, Inc. However, if you take a closer look, you will ﬁnd that Oceanbotics™ represents far more than that. You will discover an interesting history, uncover exquisite design, experience intuitive technology, cutting-edge software, and witness a relentless dedication to the creation of a positive customer experience. This ceaseless drive to innovate recently culminated in the launch of the SRV-8, a professional-grade Remotely Operated Vehicle (ROV) that delivers next-generation maneuverability and versatility. But ﬁrst, a little bit of that history….Click the link below to see the full article: Oceanbotics in Ocean News and Technology (March)
In International Aquafeed we have covered a variety of remotely operated vehicles (ROVs) for the aquaculture industry, and it always amazes me to witness how quickly such technology evolves within the industry. One of the latest examples of a ground-breaking underwater vehicle is California-based RJE Oceanbotics™ SRV-8. This ROV is ideal for use in the aquaculture industry for net and mooring inspections as well as mort collections, with an exciting host of advanced features to boot. When asked what they believed the ROV market was missing, Oceanbotics™ explained their goal with the SRV-8: to create an ROV that operates with precision and dynamic control, is as easy to fly as a drone, is the most maneuverable, and intuitive to allow any operator to perform a multitude of tasks in almost any underwater environment. Oceanbotics™ successfully achieved this goal by developing RJE’s exclusive Dynamic Vector Control (DVC), advanced software smarts that command the [...]
Operating in complex environments presents challenges, the SRV-8 remotely operated underwater vehicle makes it easy. The SRV-8 action reel features the superior performance of this remotely operated underwater vehicle's exceptional agility and maneuverability. With RJE’s exclusive 8 thruster DVC (dynamic vector control) and advanced programming, the SRV-8 is easily manipulated in most current conditions and underwater environments. This battery-operated underwater drone gives you up to 6 hours of mission time on a single charge and is depth rated at 305 meters, giving you the confidence you need to accomplish any task. Learning to fly the SRV-8 is simple and takes 3 minutes or less to set-up and deploy. The standard Xbox joystick controller allows for intuitive operation for any marine professional. See for yourself in SRV-8 action reel below. Visit our YouTube channel to learn more about this extremely agile and maneuverable vehicle.