Whats in the box:Camera, Housing, Lights and Cable
Fishers most economical underwater camera system designed for boat deployment
The DV-1 dropped video system provides a cost effective method for underwater search and inspection operations. The system is deployed over the side of the vessel and lowered to the bottom. Targets can be verified and recorded without incurring time consuming check out dives. The camera is capable of both downwardand side viewing. Topside the DV-1 connects to a video monitor or standard TV. The video can be recorded on any VCR to make a permanent record of that favoritedive site or an inspection job.
JW Fishers DV-1 dropped video system is ideal for checking dive sites before entering the water or performing a variety of underwater searches. Difficult or dangerous dives can be avoided, and underwater objects or search areas can easily be viewed and recorded, all without time consuming check-out dives. The DV-1 can assist law enforcement agencies in their evidence recovery operations and help dive rescue groups with their deep water search operations, eliminatingthe need for decompression dives.
The DV-1 system includes a high resolution black & white camera in a rugged corrosion-proof PVC housing, two powerful 100 watt quartz halogen lights and a 150' (45.75 meters) cable. The standard B&W camera has a 0.5 LUX rating and a 6mm lens which gives a 50 degree viewing angle. If the DV-1 is 10' (3 meters) from the bottom an area approximately 10' (3 meters) in diameter is being viewed. The high power lights are mounted on outrigger arms placing them away from the underwater housing to disperse the light pattern over a larger area andeliminating lighting "hot spots". Housing is equipped with leak detector circuitry.
The electrical cables are encased in a hollow core polypropylene rope that protects the cables and provides a strong tow member. Sharp, clear video images are produced by the DV-1's camera, which are sent topside for viewing. The high intensity underwater lights are water-cooled allowing many operations between bulb replacements. The DV-1 was designed for use as a vertical drop camera; however, a second tether line can be attached to front of the housing tolift it for horizontal viewing. The housing can also be carried by a diver to perform inspections or film underwater objects.
Unlike battery powered systems, the DV-1 is powered by 120 volts ac allowing unlimited operating time with the use of a small generator. There are a number of options available for the system including color cameras, cable lengths up to1,000' (305 meters) and various depth ratings to 1000' (305 meters). The complete system is covered by Fishers 2 year warranty.