Voyis’ integration of our cutting-edge imaging technology in ROVs has revolutionized the use of ROVs in various industries. With the ability to capture high-quality images and 3D models, process data quickly and efficiently, and make informed decisions, ROVs have become powerful tools that can enhance operations, save time and money, and ultimately benefit the environment and human life.
There are many different types of underwater vehicles. In this week’s blog we will explore the differences between Observation class ROVs and Inspection Class ROVs, and how Voyis technologies can be integrated with both types of vehicles to improve subsea operations.
Observation Class & Inspection Class
Observation class ROVs are designed for the collection of high-resolution video and still images. These ROVs can be integrated with high-quality cameras and lights that allow for clear and detailed images of underwater structures and environments. Observation ROVs are commonly used for scientific research, environmental monitoring, and media production. They are typically smaller and more maneuverable than inspection ROVs, making them ideal for exploring tight spaces and observing delicate environments.
Inspection class ROVs, on the other hand, are designed for industrial and commercial inspection tasks. These ROVs are equipped with various sensors and tools that allow inspection of pipelines, ships, and other underwater structures. Inspection ROVs are typically larger and more rugged than observation ROVs and are designed to withstand harsh underwater conditions. They are commonly used for maintenance, repair, and assessment of underwater structures and infrastructure.
Voyis Imaging systems can be integrated into both observation and inspection class ROVs. Our underwater optical sensors enable these vehicles to capture high-resolution imaging corrected in real time, and detailed point cloud data for generating 3D models. The integration of Voyis’ systems into ROVs enhances their capabilities and allows for a more comprehensive assessment of underwater structures and environments. The high-resolution images and data collected by these systems can be used for various purposes, including underwater inspections, environmental monitoring, and scientific research.
Our team has worked with many underwater vehicles. Here are some of the Observation ROVs and Inspection ROVs that have proven integration with our underwater laser scanner and imaging systems.