Kongsberg Maritime, a leading developer of underwater imaging products has further enhanced its high resolution digital stills camera the OE14-408, through the addition of an Ethernet control interface and a new, ergonomically designed graphical user interface.
The OE14-408 with its 1/1.7” CCD sensor, five time’s optical zoom and achromatic doublet lens has the ability to capture stills images up to a 10 mega pixel resolution whilst correcting for chromatic aberration.
With the addition of an Ethernet interface the operator has the ability to control all camera functions remotely. Captured images, in either RAW or JPEG format, can be stored to the camera’s 16GB internal memory or downloaded as soon as they are taken through the 10/100 Base-T connection. The camera supports both static and DHCP address protocols.
Images can also be transferred by USB or over an ad-hoc wireless network once the camera has been returned to deck This feature reduces the frequency the camera needs to be removed from the vehicle or lander, saving the operator time and improving cable and connector reliability.
The OE14-408 is also available with a full duplex RS232 or half duplex RS485 control interface. In this configuration the user has the flexibility of changing control methods using the hand held I.R remote control.
The OE14-408 digital stills camera can be used in conjunction with a dedicated flash gun the OE11-442. Through the use of intelligent technology, the ambient light level is assessed through the camera lens and relayed to the flash gun, ensuring captured images are correctly exposed even in the poorest of lighting conditions.
The OE14-408 and OE11-442 are available with 1500M or 4500M depth rated housings as standard and are ideally suited to scientific applications, environmental monitoring, sea bed mapping as well as both pre and post development surveys.