The REVOLUTION ROV is the most powerful, intelligent, and stable ROV in the Deep Trekker lineup. Its six vectored thrusters provide unmatched control in harsh underwater conditions, and when combined with its 305m depth rating, make it ideal for complex deep ocean missions.

The integrated camera + grabber arm is capable of rotating up to 260 degrees. This wide range of view means seamless transitions of focus points. The pilot can look up during a hull inspection , rotate to scan a wall, pan along the seafloor, or get the best angle to manipulate an object, all without changing the ROV’s position.

A favorite feature of many operators is the rotating capability when adding an imaging sonar. With this ROV add-on, you can adjust the angle to sweep targets and get precise viewing angles. Because of its stable design and vertical thrusters which enable lateral movements, the REVOLUTION provides excellent performance with USBL and Sonar.

You can also rely on up to six hours of battery operating time from a full charge. Thanks to the quick-change battery system, it's also extremely easy to perform field battery changes in well under a minute.

Comparing the Revolution ROV Packages

*All packages come equipped with Buoyancy Weights, Chargers, Operator Manual
  • REVOLUTION BASE PACKAGE

    The REVOLUTION Base package includes the BRIDGE integrated controller + SD Card, and the ROV itself. It comes equipped with the 260 degree rotating camera head and grabber, LED floodlights and a 10cm laser scaler for accurate estimations of object sizes. The base package includes a battery set as well as a spare set to efficiently swap for extended missions.

    The batteries take just 30 seconds to change and one and a half to three hours to recharge, meaning virtually endless power if you ladder charging between uses. If you prefer constant direct power, there is a direct power option for the REVOLUTION as well as the PIVOT ROVs.

    The REVOLUTION Base package also includes a 300m tether on a tether reel but can be upgraded to 700m. To bring it all together, two rugged pelican carrying cases are included to house the whole system; providing excellent portability for such an advanced system.
  • REVOLUTION NAV PACKAGE

    The REVOLUTION NAV package takes everything in the base package and adds advanced piloting capabilities with USBL and DVL sensors. These sensors enable the ability to track the ROV on a map, log points of interest, draw a trail, plan missions, and even deploy autonomous routes with the mission planner feature. This means the NAV package can navigate to set targets and perform pre-programmed routes, allowing the pilot to focus on the camera and sonar feeds instead of operation.

    On top of this, these sensors have the capability to enable ‘auto-depth’ from the seafloor, as well as produce GPX and CSV files to house location data during operation. The NAV package also includes a service parts kit and an extended two year warranty for a completely comprehensive experience.

PIVOT

The perfect balance between size and power. The PIVOT maintains an impressive six thruster design powered by swappable lithium ion batteries, and 305m depth rating just like the REVOLUTION. Unlike the REVOLUTION, the PIVOT’s overall body size is 13.4% smaller, and cuts its weight down to 37lbs, compared to the REVOLUTION’s 57lbs.

The camera and tool platform on the PIVOT operate on separate rotating fields. With the camera being capable of rotating up to 220 degrees for a wide viewing range to complete a multitude of tasks. The 97 degree rotating tool platform gives pilots the advantage of flexible imaging options and convenient tool manipulation from a stable position. Due to its similarities in control and stability to the REVOLUTION, the PIVOT also provides excellent performance with USBLs, DVLs and Imaging Sonars.

Comparing the Pivot ROV Packages

  • PIVOT Smart Package

    The PIVOT Smart package includes the BRIDGE integrated controller + SD Card and the ROV itself. It comes equipped with: the 220 degree rotating camera head, six precision thrusters, and LED floodlights to illuminate your targets.

    The Smart package comes with a 100m tether on a reel and one battery for immediate operation. You will also receive two rugged Pelican carrying cases to house the entire system for enhanced portability. The smart package is the ideal basic setup for visual inspections in higher current conditions while maintaining a lower total cost.
  • PIVOT Expert Package

    The PIVOT Expert package includes everything listed out in the Smart package, and it adds the 97 degree tilting tool platform. The tool platform is capable of housing a variety of add-ons, and comes included with a grabber claw in the Expert package. Upgrading to the Expert means you will receive a 150m tether instead of 100m, and a spare battery set for quick swaps to maintain power on extended missions.
  • PIVOT NAV Package

    The NAV Package is the most comprehensive package offered for the PIVOT. On top of everything included in the Expert package, it adds the same USBL and DVL sensors that enable the advanced navigation features of the REVOLUTION NAV. USBL and DVL sensors enable you to track the ROV on a map, log points of interest and a trail, plan missions, and deploy autonomous routes via mission planner. These sensors also have the ability to produce comprehensive GPX and CSV data for reports. With the NAV package, you will also receive a service kit, 300m tether and two year extended warranty for peace of mind.

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Common REVOLUTION & PIVOT Addons

The most common add-ons for the PIVOT and REVOLUTION are:

  • Imaging Sonar Systems. With over half a dozen options available, these aid in navigation and target identification through murky conditions.
  • Manipulator and Water Sampler Bundles. Grabber claws, water/sediment samplers, cutters, and mort pushers ensure readiness for a range of physical tasks.
  • Thickness Gauges. The Cygnus Thickness Gauge Integration allows the operator to evaluate the thickness of steel on tanks, hulls or other metal surfaces.
  • Environmental Sensors. Water quality sondes and dissolved oxygen sensors provide insights to key parameters like Temperature/Conductivity, pH/ORP, or Chlorophyll A.
  • Extended tethers. With upgrades available up to 700m, extended tethers are optimal for longer range projects.

DTG3

The DTG3 is the ultimate in ROV portability. For a cost effective alternative to the PIVOT or REVOLUTION, the DTG3 provides the same exceptional Full HD (4K upgradable) camera in a durable yet lightweight 18lbs vehicle. Coming expedition ready right out of the box, you can deploy in under 30 seconds. With operating battery life of up to eight hours, you can maintain operation for the whole work day.

The DTG3 comes equipped with three thrusters and a patented pitch system that allows for flexible operations and rapid descent capabilities. The DTG3’s 270 degree rotating camera offers a massive range of view for ship hulls, sea floors, and everything in between, without any need to maneuver thrusters.

The whole system fits into a single rugged Pelican case which can be taken as checked luggage during travel, making its portability unparalleled. At a price tag of $8,500USD, the DTG3 offers industrial quality accompanied by 5-star customer service at an aggressively competitive price.

  • DTG3 Package

    The DTG3 package includes the intuitive BRIDGE integrated controller, 64GB SD Card, and an entire ROV system all out of a single case. This single case design allows you to take your commercial grade inspection system anywhere.

    The DTG3 package comes standard with a 75m tether and tether reel. However, you can upgrade up to 200m on the included reel and can be increased up to 700m on a larger reel. The DTG3 also comes with three sets of LED floodlights to illuminate your focus point during complex or dark inspection scenarios.

Common DTG3 Addons

The most common add-ons for the DTG3 include

  • The Grabber - A grabber arm enables the DTG3 to carry out a variety of tasks such as retrieving objects, holding tools, or deploying equipment.
  • Laser Scaler - Two lasers separated by one inch instantly offer a size estimation during visual inspections.
  • USBL Positioning - The SeaTrac Ultra Short Baseline Locating system allows you to gain awareness of the relative position of your ROV, as well as set waypoints along your dive
  • Thickness gauge - To evaluate the thickness of steel on tanks, hulls or other metal surfaces.
  • Environmental Sensors - Water quality sondes and dissolved oxygen sensors provide insights to key parameters like Temperature/Conductivity, pH/ORP, or Chlorophyll A
  • Extended Tether - With upgrades available up to 700m, extended tethers are optimal for longer range projects.

Not convinced our DTG3 can pull that much tether? Here is an example of a 700m long tunnel inspection example conducted by a customer of ours:

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Deep Trekker Universal Product Features

  • BRIDGE Technology

    All packages include a splash proof handheld controller running BRIDGE software, with a 64 GB SD Card included. BRIDGE Technology consists of Deep Trekker’s custom hardware, software, and integration capabilities. It leverages the processing power of a multi core processor to provide an intuitive graphical interface. It does this alongside an impressive integration of Oculus sonars, USBL positioning, and other advanced sensors for improved control.

    BRIDGE enables capabilities such as sensor fusion, optimizing positioning sensors, and camera enhancements such as underwater image optimization, auto-stabilization, and zero latency. Zero latency allows for easy control without the lag seen on mobile device operated drones.

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1080p or 4K Camera Modules

Each ROV package comes equipped with a standard 1080p Camera and the option to upgrade to an [enhanced custom 4K camera](https://www.deeptrekker.com/news/rov-cameras). The Full HD 1080p standard camera is an excellent choice for a wide variety of tasks, and benefits from a smaller file size for extended videos.

The enhanced 4K camera upgrade delivers incredibly sharp videos to distinguish any fine details or irregularities during underwater inspections. The ultra wide lens on the 4K upgrade also allows for more content to fit on screen, and provides superior detail at shorter focal lengths. See a comparison between the 1080p and 4K here:

  • Intuitive Controller with Multi-Feed Display

    Full integration with imaging sonars and positioning systems allow you to view your underwater sonar, map positioning, and video feed all on one easy-to-read screen. If you prefer to extend your displays to larger screens, you can quickly connect a laptop or monitor via HDMI from the controller.

    Every package also includes the Inertial Measurement Unit (IMU) sensor package, which provides depth, heading, pitch, roll, turns count, and water temperature displays. The IMUs, pressure sensors, and magnetic compass combined with BRIDGE technology allow for stabilization features such as auto depth, auto heading, and active yaw stabilization. Active yaw stabilization helps the ROV pilot drive straight through the water to a target even through strong current.

The Deep Trekker Difference

Deep Trekker offers easy to use, portable and affordable underwater ROVs, capable of handling an incredibly diverse list of tasks. Along with the ROVs, experienced senior ROV team members are only an email or phone call away. When you buy an ROV from Deep Trekker, you buy the team, the ideas, the vision, and the support.

Our ROVs are designed by listening to our customers and reinventing to meet their needs. We are a group of innovators, creators, expert engineers, technologists and dreamers of the underwater world. Our team is committed to providing YOU with the best ROV to get the job done.

"Last time we looked there was not an ROV that competes at [Deep Trekkers] price point; considering size, function, features and customer service, two thumbs up!" - Bruce Gray, Operations Officer, Environment Canada.

As always, our team of industry professionals is here to answer any questions you may have about how submersible robots can aid in your next project. When you’re ready to get a vehicle of your own, reach out to get your own customized quote .

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