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Forum Energy Technologies (FET) has announced the release of VisualDVR (V11), its latest generation of video recording solutions for the survey and inspection of subsea assets 

FET VisualDVR 1VisualDVR (V11) is a multi-channel, rack mountable digital video system designed for use on remote operating vehicles (ROVs). (Image source: FET)

VisualDVR (V11) is a multi-channel, rack mountable digital video system designed for use on remote operating vehicles (ROVs), supporting activities in the energy, defence and ocean science sectors.  

The system can record up to four channels of HD video and is equipped with a host of tools and complementary applications to support real time documentation of the video images with data from subsea sensors and inspection personnel. 

As part of the update, V11’s user interface has been completely modernised. Configuration of recording quality, data paths, input and output profiles can be accessed easily, and channels can be developed in a simple step-by-step process. There are also new tools to flag potential setting conflicts while improvements have been made to allow video overlay set up to be simpler.   

Andy McAra, FET’s product director, said, “We are very excited about demonstrating the capabilities of our new VisualDVR system to our existing and future customers. Our team has worked tirelessly to select the most robust and capable hardware and to ensure our new software solution meets the complex and changing demands of the subsea industry. 

“Our technology takes into consideration the challenges we may face in supply chain, and we believe any necessary changes to our hardware architecture will be more easily implemented than with our legacy system. 

“The flexibility offered in terms of input and output options and encoding formats provided will undoubtably make VisualDVR more compatible with our customers’ camera and client configurations. The system is also well equipped to be integrated into remote operational scenarios and we shall be working on additional tools in the coming months to provide further options to our clients.”