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NOV 2013

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conduct underwater searches and monitoring, identify objects and collect data on Q-routes, piers and vessels in military and commercial ports and waterways throughout the world. The new ROVs were delivered to various USCG units across the country, including several in Hawaii. The USCG initially chose the Pro 4 for its modular design, which simplifes future equipment upgrades and allows units to continue using compatible accessories from their previous VideoRay ROV systems. All VideoRay equipment, including tether, is plug-and-play and can be added or removed in the feld with a hardware or software update. New sensor payloads are being designed to integrate into the Pro 4 to continually increase the USCG capabilities in the port security mission. Screen grab of VideoRay Cockpit (below) and CoPilot RI (above) interfaces. The red line on the CoPilot screen indicates the ROV's fight path. Conclusion, Future Uses for the U.S. Navy Over the past several months, the U.S. Navy acquired additional VideoRay Pro 4 ROV systems. Additional ROVs are currently being tested and evaluated by research and development personnel for compatibility with future mission areas. n Uses for the Coast Guard Like the Navy, the U.S. Coast Guard also chose VideoRay Pro 4 ROVs for their versatility, small logistics footprint and rapid deployability. The U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) acquired VideoRay Pro 4 port security and military ROV systems to Kate McGarry is the marketing coordinator at VideoRay LLC, where she assists with all marketing communications, including white papers, promotional materials and Web content. She has worked with VideoRay since 2012. A recent graduate of the University of Pittsburgh, she holds a bachelor's degree in communications. www.sea-technology.com November 2013 / st 33

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