The new OE13 124 BIT camera offers ground breaking performance.
Kongsberg Maritime Ltd, the leading underwater camera specialist is pleased to
announce the launch of its new generation low-light underwater camera, the OE13
124 BIT. The new camera delivers unprecedented light sensitivity, image quality
and range performance, enabling users to undertake more accurate, longer range underwater
vehicle navigation in low-light and in turbid water conditions.
For almost 30 years, Kongsberg Maritime has led in the innovation of low-light
underwater video camera technology for sophisticated military, scientific and offshore
ROVs, plough and trencher vehicle navigation and underwater surveillance, where
the best possible camera sensitivity, image-contrast and definition is key in order
to achieve maximum through-water viewing performance.
Six-times light efficiency
Building on previously successful enhanced SIT (Silicon Intensifier Target) and
1st generation EMCCD based low-light camera products, the new OE13-124
BIT features an advanced back illuminated and thinned (BIT) CCD light sensor, thermo-electric
cooling and integral image-processing algorithms, which delivers up to six-times
the light efficiency in water of 1st Generation EMCCD sensors.
This performance, combined with a host of other best-in-class features, results
in significantly optimised image detail, contrast, sharpness and low-noise levels
across a wide dynamic brightness range.
Reduced image lag
The enhanced viewing capability enables users to undertake more accurate, longer
range underwater vehicle navigation and surveillance in harsh environments, low
light and turbid water conditions down to 4500m depth and beyond. The OE13-124 has
significantly reduced image lag, immunity to image-burn and offers improved reliability,
maintainability and through-life savings.
The OE13-124 is built and tested to rigorous quality standards and incorporates
the highest levels of temperature, humidity, shock, vibration, over-voltage and
electromagnetic compatibility protection and comes supplied with an individual light
sensitivity performance test certificate and 2 year warranty as standard.
Forefront of underwater camera technology
"Significant advances in core imaging sensor technology have enabled us to yet
again provide a step-change in low-light underwater camera performance," comments
Kongsberg Maritime Ltd's General Manager David Mackay. "After rigorous testing and
performance benchmarking, our customers believe the OE13-124 will offer major advantages
in the field, including improved ROV navigation and underwater surveillance efficiency.
The development of this new low-light camera and recent advanced HD cameras keeps
us at the forefront of underwater camera technology."