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WFS Technologies launches Seatooth Video

Hydrocarbon Engineering,

WFS has announced the launch of Seatooth® Video the new improved edition of its subsea wireless video camera.

Seatooth® Video is an upgraded version of WFS' previous Viewtooth® product. The subsea wireless video camera is enhanced with the latest Seatooth® S300 technology and exceeds the underwater wireless video streaming capabilities so far known in the subsea industry. It removes the need for a second monitoring ROV and is the idealsolution for subsea construction and IRM activities. It provides a second perspective on complex tasks, and helps ensure that operations are completed ‘right first time’ without the risk of ROV umbilical snags.

The camera is capable of providing wireless video streaming at a range of up to 4.5 m, at 4000 m water depth, in H.264 CIF (352 x 288) with up to 10 frames per second. The control module integrates with ROV Ethernet port and the output files' are .asf format. The wireless video system also integrated with other standard subsea cameras, and an optional primary battery may last up to 1- year in standby mode.

Seatooth® Video ON/OFF mode is controlled by a ROV mounted Seatooth® S300, by an internal real time clock or an external trigger (digital input to video). Options include wireless network control of external lights and an external antenna with lead for up to 6 m range. It reduces the time required to complete hot stabs and other complex operations and provides a remote monitoring of subsea equipment and inspections.

Seatooth® Video is the perfect tool to be applied in monitoring subsea deployment, intervention and recovery, in monitoring complex maintenance and repair projects, in ROV pilot training, in quality control and decommissioning-monitoring P&A of subsea wells.

Seatooth® Video is available in three versions: Fixed Perspective with integratedlights, Pan-Tilt-Zoom enabling wide area coverage and the ability to zoom in on detail, and the third option of plugging in a third-party subsea camera.

Adapted from press release by Hannah Priestley-Eaton

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