exploreHD 2.0 Underwater Subsea ROV/AUV USB Camera
As of November '21 firmware update: exploreHD is now PLUG and PLAY with ArduSub Companion and QGround Control. No drivers are needed!
This patent-pending, UVC-compliant camera is the first to feature HD USB output while achieving a waterproof rating of IP69K. Equipped with a modern Sony sensor and a proprietary 4-layer PCB, you will be able to see in low light conditions like never before. Thanks to advanced automated exposure and white balance adjustments, exploreHDs have exceptional color fidelity, producing pleasing natural images. With integrated H.264 compression technology and our open-source camera driver, you can stream up to 7 cameras simultaneously via ethernet without major quality loss or latency. You can even stream an unlimited number of cameras together, provided that the bitrate is appropriately reduced. This makes the exploreHD the perfect choice for anyone looking to make a truly modern multi-cam ROV/AUV setup.
Cable Diameter: 4mm OD
Waterproof Depth: 400 meters
Image Sensor: 1/2.9" Sony Exmor™ CMOS 12-bit
Framerate: 30fps with H.264/MJPEG
Format: H.264, MJPEG, YUY2
Chroma Subsampling: 4:2:2/4:2:0
Color Depth: 8 bit
Bitrate: 10Mb/s with H.264
Streaming Latency: 35ms ± 20
Connection: USB2.0 High Speed
Lens Aperture: f/1.9
View Angle: 150 Degrees Diagonal (in water)
Minimum Focus Distance: 20-30 cm
- 1x exploreHD USB Camera
- 1x Flexible Rubber Case
- 1x Mount for the Camera
- 1x USB 2.0 Type A Male Port
- 2x M2x0.4 Screws for Mount
- 2x M2x0.4 Standoff for Rubber Case
HIGH QUALITY IMAGE
With the combination of a modern Sony sensor and a state of the art image processing software, this camera provides an image that is sharp and clear even in low light.
With built-in H.264 compression, up to 4 cameras can be connected and streamed in HD via Ethernet using a mini computer like a Raspberry Pi without major loss of quality or high latency. We provide open source software with thorough documentation for streaming capabilities.
PLUG AND PLAY SYSTEM
Turn the exploreHD into an IP camera with our easy to use plug and play software. Adjust settings such as bitrate, compression format, streaming option, and more! Can support an infinite amount of UDP camera streams with automatic port selection.
HIGH DEPTH RATING
This camera is housed in a durable anodized 6061-T6 aluminum case that can survive depths of up to 400 meters, making it suitable for many marine applications.
BECAUSE BIGGER ISN'T ALWAYS BETTER
This camera features a patent pending housing, allowing it to be smaller while maintaing high depth rating. Weighs in at less than 80 grams and has a maximum diameter of only 4 centimeters. This makes it great for getting the perfect angle while operating your ROV/AUV.
ADVANCED IMAGE PROCESSING
Our advanced image processing ensures that the camera obtains outstanding color science even in tough underwater situations thanks to the use of Artificial Intelligence. It also provides a very sharp image with outstanding dynamic range and low artifacts such as aliasing and moire.
SCRATCH RESISTANT GLASS
Our front glass element is made from quartz which has a Mohs hardness scale of 7. This glass element will resist scratches to most materials and can survive a pressure of over 1700 PSI.
The optics on this camera are specifically designed to reduce distortion, vignetting, and chromatic aberration while maintaining superior sharpness even around the edges.
With our included camera case, the mounting possibilities of this camera are simply endless. Easily mount this camera on your next ROV/AUV even at odd angles.