SubVIS Orca

High End HD IP Zoom Camera
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Using the SubVIS Orca IP HD 30x Zoom Subsea SmartCamera you get live subsea video digitally transmitted via Ethernet without significant latency. The SubVIS platform is based on embedding a computer into the camera, making it ready for advanced image enhancement and Computer Vision. We have made a dedicated computer specially designed for low latency video processing, based on Smart Phone technology. Full digital video transmission opens up an array of applications in the control room.

Similar to SmartPhone technology, an important part of Imenco’s philosophy is to ensure an open architecture to allow third parties to fully integrate these cameras into their control systems and to write software applications to increase the popularity and usefulness of the platform. This will allow you the freedom to tailor the package to suit your own specific demands, as well as integrating your own video analysis function algorithms, image enhancement etc. on top of the core software.

The system opens up for the use of image Metadata, which represents great advantages. One of the most innovative and exciting features of this system is that subsea devices can be made to automatically communicate with each other. This allows for example the camera to tell the lights to reduce their intensity and deliver the optimum level of light.

The first camera based on the SubVIS technology is called Orca. This is the Latin name of the Killer Whale – one of the most intelligent creatures in the ocean. This symbolizes the change from the analogue and HD-SDI cameras used in the market today. The camera is designed as an ROV main camera and has been equipped with an excellent water correction lens system for high image quality.

Imenco will continue to develop new camera models and software applications in the SubVIS range.

The video found via the play button above is recorded by the Imenco SubVIS system, using Orca cameras. The test was done offshore in The North Sea, west of the Norwegian coast.

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  • HD Ethernet 1080p@60fps low latency video streaming
  • Camera with an Imenco designed powerful Embedded Computer
  • Ready for advanced image enhancement and Computer Vision
  • Software SmartVeiw client with OSD and recording / snapshot
  • Snapshot interval timer integrated in SmartView Client
  • Standard video streaming protocols RTSP / RTP
  • HTTP commands for configuration and control
  • Video time-stamp logging


Ethernet: 100/1000Mbit TP

Ethernet video streaming protocols: RTSP/RTP, UDP, Unicast/Multicast Ethernet control protocol:  HTTP

Video compression: H.264 AVC up to 40Mbps

Video resolutions: 1080p@60/50/30/25, 720p@60/50, 576p@50/25, 480p@60/30, Optical: Ivanoff-Rebikoff water correction lens system

Latency: ~150mS

Built in 9-axis sensor:

  • 3-axis gyroscope
  • 3-axis accelerometer
  • 3-axis magnetometer

Additional Interfaces:

  • RS232 & RS485
  • 2 x GPIO
Main dimensions (ex conn.) Ø 140 / 117 x 226
Optical Zoom 30x
Angle of view – wide (in water) 75° diagonal / 62° – horizontal
Housing Titanium
Depth rating 6 000 msw
Standard connector Subconn DBCR2013M
Power requirements 24VDC (18 – 75)
Mass in air 5,0 Kg
Mass in water 1,2 Kg


Inge Ivesdal

Sales Manager - Subsea Products


Åge Baustad

Technical Sales - Subsea Cameras & Electronics

Imenco UK Ltd

Sales Contact


Kristian Mayon

Manager US Office

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