The Launch of the New SeaTrex HD - Great Success
We are out the gate with the new SeaTrex HD point of view underwater video camera. One of the most challenging products to develop in years has been a great success to point. The SeaTrex HD is offering full HD video over cable lengths up to 200ft which has excited video production field producers and scientist alike. Never before has there been a fully submersible HD point of view camera with full HD SDI recording capability for under $10,000. Call Ocean Systems today at 1-800-355-4234 for more details.
Mammoth B-36 Super Bomber Found Off San Diego, CA
A U.S. Air Force B-36 Peacemaker lost at sea during the early days of the Cold War has been found and documented by our team off the coast of San Diego, California. Details in the official accident investigation report led us to an area off of Mission Beach. Side scan sonar sweeps through this area revealed a very promising target. Deployment of a Deep Blue tethered video camera confirmed numerous B-36 aircraft parts littering the ocean floor. Despite previous claims of the plane's discovery, the UB 88 team has produced the only credible evidence of its existence. Details of the plane's depth and condition given by others are now proved false. We believe we are the first civilian team to locate and document this historic aircraft wreck. Doomed Flight On August 5, 1952, the crew of eight aboard B-36D (49-2661) were preparing to land at Lindbergh Field, San Diego, after a routine shakedown flight. Shortly after the crew had performed a required manual landing gear drop, fire broke out in the No.5 engine and it soon fell from the aircraft. The pilot banked the plane out to sea and ordered the crew to bail out. All crew members successfully exited the aircraft except for the heroic pilot. Six of the seven crew members were eventually rescued after parachuting into the sea. One crewman was never found and was presumed drowned. The aircraft was destroyed by impact and explosion. The pilot was never recovered.Original Productions wins the Emmy for "Outstanding Cinematography" For Discovery Channel's™ Hit Series "Deadliest Catch"™
The Deep Blue Pro color cameras are mounted on several of the commercial crab fishing boats featured on the Discovery Channel's™ "Deadliest Catch"™. This production features a day in the life of Alaskan commercial crab fishermen. The cameras have now been used for 3 seasons with little or no maintenance which is critical to the production of the show, since the action takes place over short seasons and there is no second take. The cameras are used a point of view cameras overlooking the deck in harsh winter storms and crab tank cameras showing the live wells with as the catch accumulates.The Deep Blue Goes to Antarctica
The University of Illinois has purchased a SplashCam Deep Blue high performance underwater video camera. Along with the camera, the University also asked Ocean Systems to develop special underwater lighting and digital recording systems. This equipment is being used to study fish habitat in Antarctica. The camera is lowered through a 100 foot hole melted in the ice to a depth of several hundred feet to closely study fish in there natural habitat. The University was very excited to learn that we could provide such robust equipment to survive the harsh environment for thousands of dollars less than our nearest competitors.Seattle Aquarium Studies Six Gill Sharks Using SplashCam Underwater Video Equipment
The Seattle Aquarium is in the beginning stages of a multi year study to learn more about the mysterious "Six Gill" sharks of Puget Sound. The Aquarium is set to collect a database of visual indentation clips with an array of permanently mounted SplashCam underwater video cameras. This is collection process is part of a much larger study coordinated with the University of Washington, Washington State Dept. of Fish & Game and the Point Defiance Aquarium to collect as much data to help us learn more about these beautiful creatures of the deep. Already the Aquarium has collected more video on these animals in just a few months than other studies have been able to collect over several years. Needless to say the scientist are thrilled with the performance of the SplashCam line.