The Deep Trekker DTG2 Splashes Down in 16 Countries in 2012
Amanda Coulas | January 4, 2013
AYR, ONTARIO, CANADA January 4, 2013. Deep Trekker today announced that their premiere product, the DTG2 micro Remotely Operated Vehicle (ROV) has shipped to 16 countries in 2012. After introducing the revolutionary remote submarine to the commercial diving market at DEMA, the Diving Equipment and Marketing Association’s premiere showcase and conference in Las Vegas, and to the yachting market at the Fort Lauderdale international boat show this fall, world-wide sales exploded in a variety of markets.
The aquaculture and fisheries market, the first users of the Deep Trekker DTG2, continues to be strong. Deep Trekker units have also been deployed for pipe and infrastructure inspection, academic and scientific sea flora and fauna research, shipwreck investigation and salvage dive operations, and more.
When the St. Lucie Nuclear Power Plant in south Florida needed to do an in-reactor inspection, they reached out to Deep Trekker for help. St. Lucie Project Manager Rusty Hurt said, “The submarine vendor that we decided to use for the project, Deep Trekker, saved a large percentage of money compared to other vendor proposals. Deep Trekker also generously offered hands-on technical assistance. They even agreed to provide a spare backup sub for the inspection, and shipped a prototype sub that came equipped with a gripper attachment that could be used to retrieve the [the anomaly of concern], should it become dislodged. All of this was at no additional cost. We are very grateful for their generosity.”
But the Deep Trekker DTG2 isn’t always about work. It can be used by children and adults alike to explore the underwater world. Following a short introductory trip by Deep Trekker to the Antigua Charter Yacht Show, Captain Nick Doyle proudly welcomed the latest yacht tool and toy on Motor Yacht Solemar.
Deep Trekker Inc. added seven new dealers to their roster in 2012, and will continue to expand their reach into 2013. With a strong focus on innovative engineering combined with a steadfast commitment to customer service, Deep Trekker has been able to penetrate new markets rapidly.
The latest shipments include a DTG2 unit to NASA, marking their first unit into the aerospace industry.
The ROV can be used for hull inspections, salvage investigations, trouble shooting, search and rescue, training, conditions checks, safety monitoring, wreck and reef exploration and more. With its high resolution camera feed, divers, enthusiasts and ROV pilots can plug it into any viewing source and check out reefs, shipwrecks, and ocean flora and fauna. To go fully portable, the DTG2 can be used with the portable screen or digital glasses offered by Deep Trekker for exploring from the dock or boat.
“The DTG2 is the ultimate underwater tool and toy,” says Deep Trekker President Sam Macdonald. “It’s a entertaining and educational toy, as well as a useful tool for many applications. The completely unique design puts the capability of larger, more expensive ROVs in a small, portable, and affordable package.”
With onboard batteries, the DTG2 is fully self-contained, with no need for external power, topside box, or other installations. Deploying in less than 30 seconds, the Deep Trekker DTG2 goes from its case to the water in no time at all, simply remove from the case, turn it on and start exploring!
About Deep Trekker
Deep Trekker Inc. was founded in 2010 with a mission to bring a fully capable yet portable and accessible remotely operated vehicle to market. The company is headquartered in Ayr, Ontario, Canada, with engineering and manufacturing facilities in Cambridge, Ontario, Canada. Based on a clean sheet design, the premiere product, the DTG2 was introduced in limited run in August 2011. With Deep Trekker products working in 16 countries in industries including fisheries, research, nuclear power, construction, engineering, potable water systems, and recreation, the DTG2 is proven to be easy to use, robust, and entertaining.
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