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F5 Robotics releases affordable compact ROV the Prospector Jr

Posted on 30.01.2013 - 13:53 UTC in ROV NEWS by rayshields

F5Robotics writes:  
 
    The compact version of the full size Prospector ROV, the Prospector Jr borrows the same simple and robust design as it's big brother. With a 500TV Line CCD Camera, Integrated brushless motor controllers, 12V Power tubes, 15"LCD controller the size of a briefcase and a spooled floating tether thinner than a pencil, the Prospector Jr is eager to please and ready to use out of the box. 
   
     Perfect for inspections, research, recreational use, wreck footage, underwater videography and many other ventures. It's robust design makes it very durable, impact resistant but also lightweight. Additional sensors and equipment can be added and it's available customized specifically to your requirements on request.
 
    The Prospector Jr's power system doubles as skid weights using F5's Powertube design. Each tube carries 10 High capacity 5000mAh sub-c NiMh cells. All 20 cells work together in a 10S2P configuration providing 12 volts at 10,000mAh capacity. The cells are matched and arrive cycled, charged and installed. 
 
    Controlling your ROV has never been easier with the F5 Compact Control Center. Smaller than a briefcase, it's loaded with a 15" Color LCD screen, USB drive DVR Recorder, dual high resolution joysticks and a 12V tether to hook to your boats battery or any other 12V source. Control signals and vide are transmitted between the controller and ROV using a 200ft floating tether on a manual cable reel with integrated slip ring assembly. 
 
Images, specs and more info is available at http://www.f5robotics.com/rov2.html
 
   The Prospector Jr is available is 4 configurations starting at just $4920.99 making it an affordable and capable unit for recreational and professional use.

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