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October 2, 2019

New Handheld Control Pendant for ROV Navigation

Photo: SEAMOR Marine

Photo: SEAMOR Marine

Operators of SEAMOR Marine remotely-operated vehicles (ROVs) will be excited about the newest release by the British Columbia-based company. Starting this fall, an all new Handheld Control Pendant will be available to pair with SEAMOR ROVs.

The SEAMOR pendant is ergonomic, lightweight, easy to use, and more comfortable for pilots who are undertaking long jobs. SEAMOR Marine wanted to give users the option to step away from the console when needed while still being able to control the vehicle, particularly during launch and retrieval of the ROV, or when using an alternate display when navigating via sonar or other instruments. Utilizing a robust and reliable Logitech F310 handheld controller, the pendant is intuitive and users will quickly adapt to this new accessory. Controls for the thrusters, camera tilt angle, and camera lights, are mapped onto the pendant's control sticks and buttons, and other vehicle functions can be configured for clients' specific needs.

True to SEAMOR's modular design philosophy, the pendant is an easy to add accessory to your SEAMOR system. Simply plug and play! A single button press enables or disables the pendant, allowing the pilot to switch back and forth between the handheld controller and the main console
panel as needed. The pendant incorporates a fail-safe design that returns control back to the panel if the pendant becomes disconnected or loses power, with the video monitor displaying the pendant's status. The SEAMOR Handheld Control Pendant weighs under 300 grams and is compatible with any of our Steelhead, Chinook and Mako ROVs, as well as any legacy SEAMOR Marine vehicles via our standard control console.

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