[Deepsea] Underwater Camera used in the Coral Triangle

Robert Aston via deepsea%40net.bio.net (by robert from mantas.org)
Wed Oct 10 12:25:37 EST 2007


Greetings,

We have just returned from a remote corner of Indonesia in the Coral  
Triangle. We were able to deploy our OceanCam on several occasions  
off the dive liveaboard Seven Seas. This was the first time that we  
evaluated the use of the OceanCam as part of a regular dive trip. It  
is common for the ship to move to a new location on a daily basis.  
The camera needed to be deployed and retrieved without affecting this  
schedule.

Our new Underwater IP Camera System which can be controlled over the  
Internet from anywhere in the world is now equipped with a wireless  
transmitter and 6-12 hour battery pack.This allowed the OceanCam to  
be deployed easily and quickly without long wires tethered to the  
ship. The system was placed on a rock in the coral reef and live  
video was recorded within minutes of deployment. When sea conditions  
worsened and the ship had to move to find a safe mooring, the camera  
was easily and quickly retrieved.

This was the first time that we were able to deploy a camera system  
on a tropical coral reef. Dr. Lida Pet, WWF, was intrigued by the  
footage collected. She was especially interested in the fish behavior  
that was very different from when divers are in the water. You can  
see samples of the video from Raja Ampat in Indonesia by visiting our  
web site at www.OceanPresence.com and selecting our [ Sample Video  
Library ].

The underwater IP camera system has proved itself in open ocean  
evaluations and adds a new level of entertainment to dive liveaboard  
adventures. For more information on this new exciting technology,  
visit OPT's web site and view our new video brochure.
[ Click for brochure ]

Please let me know if I can be of any assistance in planning your  
application of this exciting new technology.

Sincerely yours,
Robert Aston

Ocean Presence Technologies (OPT)
Email: robert from oceanpresence.com
Office: 831-426-4OPT (4678)
Cell: 831-566-3832

Headquarters:
326 Pacheco Ave.
Santa Cruz, California 95062

Web Address:www.OceanPresence.com
Also see: www.Save-the-Mantas.org
Join the Telepresence Network
We will send you links to new underwater cameras when they become  
available for viewing.

Download Underwater IP Camera Brochures: [ OceanCam ]     [ AquariCam ]

For more information and pricing email info from oceanpresence.com. 


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