LONDON, UK – 2G Robotics, a global leader in underwater laser scanners and imaging solutions for the Offshore Energies, Geosciences and Defense industries, is proud to announce the launch of its new LED Strobe Panel, named the NOVA. Providing ultra-bright and even illumination, the NOVA enables users to capture crisp stills images on even the fastest of AUVs.
Based on the proven RAY single LED currently being used for marine research and offshore energy inspections, the NOVA combines 36 LEDs to produce the brightest lighting solution on the market with a powerful 450 000 Lumen output. Kongsberg Maritime was integral to the development of the product and have purchased 4 units to be used for applications in the Defense industry.
“Our aim was to create an illumination solution that would allow the industry to complement laser data with crisp images regardless of the vehicle speed or the depth of operations,” explains Chris Gilson, Product Development Manager for 2G Robotics. “In order to do this, we needed a product with ultra-bright, even illumination while also maintaining a consistent power draw. The NOVA successfully brings these added values to the market.”
Each NOVA is produced with a custom LED orientation dependent on the mounting configuration, enabling users to capture evenly illuminated images for even the most specific applications. Additionally, the product features a selectable current limited charging rate which eliminates any problematic power spikes and has a maximum 90W continuous power draw.
The NOVA will be launched at Oceanology International 2018 and visitors can experience the system first-hand at 2G’s booth, Booth H300.
About 2G Robotics
2G Robotics provides industry-leading laser scanning and imaging solutions that enable our clients to confidently complete subsea inspections, surveys, and mapping to ensure the preservation and security of the world’s critical infrastructure and marine environments.
2G’s systems capture millimetric resolution 3D models that provide a detailed baseline for monitoring and predicting changes in subsea assets and environments.