The VideoRay Voyager is at the top of the VideoRay entry level remotely operated vehicle (ROV) system offerings - providing the operator with a live video feed from the submerged robotic camera. This ROV system builds off of the Explorer ROV system by adding much larger and more powerful horizontal thrusters as well as a larger and more powerful vertical thruster. The surface speed of the Voyager comes in at 2.9 knots compared with the 1.9 knots of surface speed of the VideoRay Explorer submersible.
The system contains the three basic components of a typical ROV system - the submersible, tether, and a top side control unit. It has been configured for ROV users, on a limited budget, who require more functionality than the VideoRay Scout ROV systems and more power than the VideoRay Explorer ROV systems.
The VideoRay Voyager is depth rated to 76 meters (250 feet) and features a high resolution, 160° vertical tilt color camera, water depth readout, auto depth feature, compass heading readout, and run time meter.
The Voyager Control Panel features a 7-in color LCD display and control knobs for the submersible's horizontal and vertical thrust as well as the variable intensity halogen lighting. A separate LCD display shows depth reading and compass heading. The control panel features a composite video out jack from which a video recording device (not included) can be attached.
The VideoRay Voyager was designed to be operated in water environments with less than 2 knots of current. It is extremely simple to operate (much like playing a video game) and can usually be mastered with a little time in a calm environment such as a swimming pool or pond.
The Voyager is an extremely lightweight and portable ROV system. The submersible weighs approximately 5.9 kg (13 pounds) depending on the ballast weight added and the total weight of the components combined with the protective cases is roughly 34 kg (75 pounds).
The system requires 100-240 VAC to power it - simply plug it in and work or play as long as you want - THERE ARE NO HEAVY BATTERIES TO RECHARGE OR WAITING AROUND FOR THEM TO RECHARGE! If you are on the boat a simple 800 watt battery inverter or a small gasoline generator will do the trick.