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GNOM Towed Camera (GTC-01)

Manufacturer: Indel-Partner

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The GNOM GTC-01 is a towed camera system with live video, it can be equipped with side scan sonar, altimeter, etc. A versatile boat deployed underwater camera system. It has a small size, 4mm thin umbilical cable and very high manoeuvring, its portability, rugged construction, versatility, and ease of operation make this a true "workhorse" for capturing underwater video.

Price: $9,591.00

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The GNOM GTC-01 is a towed camera system with live video, it can be equipped with side scan sonar, altimeter, etc. A versatile boat deployed underwater camera system. It has a small size, 4mm thin umbilical cable and very high manoeuvring, its portability, rugged construction, versatility, and ease of operation make this a true "workhorse" for capturing underwater video.

The towed camera system GTC-01 is ideal for small boat and platform operations, where a single operator or quick launch is required. Launching simply involves heaving the submersible by hand into the water. They can be deployed in sea states that would be too dangerous for larger machines.

More universities and environmental groups are using underwater video systems to assist in their research and monitoring operations. These cameras can be very useful tools in studying benthic habitats and marine organisms, and to monitor the impact of pollution on the environment.


APPLICATIONS

  • Aquaculture
  • Marine Life Observation
  • Science and Oceanographic Research
  • Search & Rescue works
  • Pipelines
  • Navy & Police Forces
  • Subsea Construction & Maintenance
  • Coast Guard
   

KEY FEATURES

  • Real time video feed sent to the operator
  • 700TVL Color camera mounted on a Tilt unit
  • Depth and Orientation sensors
  • Rated to 150m depth
  • Heavy duty reel with bearings and electrical slip ring for easy tether management
  • No formal training required
  • Designed for commercial use in demanding underwater application
  • Affordability, size and functionality enhances sales and profitability

   

SYSTEM OVERVIEW

  • The GTC-01 towed video system provides a cost effective method for underwater search and inspections.
  • The system is deployed over the side of the vessel and lowered to the bottom.
  • The GTC-01 uses the boat's propulsion to move it through the water in the tow configuration.
  • This towed camera comes with one onboard high resolution, low light sensitivity [low Lux] colour camera, mounted forward facing, and it´s able to vertically tilt +/-50°
  • The system can also be suspended over the side of the vessel and used as a dropped camera.
  • Large areas can be searched and recorded without incurring time consuming check-out dives.
  • Topside the GTC-01 connects to a video monitor or standard TV.
  • The real time video sent topside from the underwater camera can be viewed on the 15” video monitor supplied with the system, a TV with a video input jack, or a computer equipped with a video capture card.
  • The entire video of that favourite dive site or inspection job can easily be recorded on an external DVR (digital video recorder) or in the optional integrated DVR. The video can also be viewed and recorded on our optional integrated 32 GB SD card DVR.
  • The GTC-01 system includes a 0.1 lux 700 TVL colour camera in a corrosion-proof aluminium housing, two powerful 300 lumen LED's, and a 200m/656-foot deployment cable (Kevlar reinforced).
  • The towed vehicle is operated from the topside control console via thin umbilical cable using joystick based on video and data from depth sensor on a TV screen.
  • Its maximum operation depth is 150 m.
  • Two forward LED light heads, with variable intensity, are installed on both sides of the vehicle.
  • Maximum power consumption is 100 Watt.
  • The vehicle components are protected within a robust crash frame assembly constructed of light weight, and durable marine compatible polyethylene material.
  • The complete system is packed into two plastic cases; one case contains the underwater vehicle and cable reel, another – control and power supply module, LCD monitor and joystick.
  • The video camera together with lights provides 6-20 m daylight visibility in the transparent water. Maximum 6-9 m visibility can be reached during the night.
  • The GNOM towed camera system has been designed and manufactured using high quality components to withstand harsh environments.
  • The small size of this system allows a single person to carry it to any remote launch site, it can be easily deployed on small opportunistic platforms, including: kayaks, canoes, and other small vessels.
  • The entire package is very compact and less then 25 kg, so checking it through the airport is easy.

VEHICLE

  • Maximum Operating depth: up to 150 m
  • Dimensions:
    • Lenght: 330 mm
    • Width: 205 mm
    • Height: 190 mm
  • Weight in Air: 2,5 kg
  • Operating temperature: -5 to + 45º C
  • Max. Cruising speed: up to 3 knots
  • Vehicle Protection: crash frame assembly constructed of light weight, and durable marine compatible polyethylene material.

TOWING CABLE

  • Max. tether length: 200 m
  • Cable diameter: 4 mm
  • Breaking Strain: 80 kg
  • Weight in Air: 3 kg/100 m
  • Weight in Fresh Water: Neutrally Buoyant
  • Type: Ultra-thin flexible Coax cable, polyurethane jacketed with internal Kevlar reinforcing (strain) member.

CAMERA SYSTEM

  • Camera Model: Sony Super HAD 2 CCD
  • Camera resolution: 700 TV Lines
  • Image Sensor: 1/3" Interline Transfer CCD
  • Mini Illumination: 0.1 lux (0.01 - b/w camera)
  • Lens: 3.6 mm/F2.0
  • Iris Control: Auto
  • Focus: Auto
  • Field of View (FOV): 66º
  • Camera Tilt:  +/- 50º

LIGHTING SYSTEM

  • Light Source: White ultra-bright LEDs
  • Qty of Lights: 2x
  • Power: 2x 3 Watt (6 W)
  • Luminous Flux: 2x 300 lumen (600 lm)
  • Beam Angle: 105º each
  • Colour Temperature: 5600-6000º Kelvin
  • Control: Variable intensity

NAVIGATION SYSTEM

  • Sensors: Compass and Depth
  • On-screen overlay: Yes
  • Heading Accuracy: +/-3º
  • Compass Resolution: 0.5º
  • Depth Sensor Accuracy: 1% F.S.

SURFACE CONTROL UNIT

  • Power supply: Single Phase 100-240 VAC, 60-50 Hz
  • Recommended Input Voltage: 220 VAC
  • Maximum power output: 100 Watt
  • Monitor: 15" LCD
  • Control Panel System: Yes
  • ON-Screen Display: Yes
  • Navigation system: wireless Joystick
  • Integrated DVR: optional
  • Integrated single board computer: optional
  • System Protection: Full system packed in two high-performance waterproof cases

COMPLETE SYSTEM

  • Weight of carry case with vehicle and hand winch: 25 kg
  • Weight of carry case LCD monitor and console: 6.75 kg
  • GNOM Towed Camera GTC-01 (operating depth up to 150m)
  • Tether, 200 m 
  • Manual winch with slip ring
  • Digital compass with the auto-heading mode (data output on screen)
  • Depth sensor (auto-depth mode)
  • Camera tilt servo ±50°  
  • Topside control console/power supply unit 100-240VAC (waterproof case integrated)
  • Monitor LCD-TFT 15"
  • 2 robust Waterproof cases 
  • Wireless joystick
  • Cable connectors set
  • Spare parts
  • Buoyancy weight set
  • Maintenance tools
  • User's manual

INDEL-PARTNER warrants that at the time of shipment all products shall be free from defects in material and workmanship and suitable for the purpose specified in the product literature. Customer acceptance will always be deemed to have occurred within 72 hours of delivery. Indel&Partner provides a limited warranty to the original purchaser against all defects in original workmanship and material under normal commercial use and service as outlined in the owner's manual for 1 year from the date of purchase, with the following exceptions and conditions:

  • INDEL-PARTNER  must be notified immediately (in writing) of any suspected defect and if advised by INDEL-PARTNER, the equipment subject to the defect shall be returned by the customer to INDEL-PARTNER , via a suitable mode of transportation and shall be freight paid.
  • Should your equipment prove to be defective for any reason (other than those listed in the limitations below) it will be repaired or replaced at Indel&Partner´s discretion, free of charge, excluding shipping and handling charges.
  • All correspondence concerning this warranty must be accompanied by a copy of the original sales receipt.
  • This warranty does not cover rental use.
  • Repairs made under this warranty will not extend the warranty period
  • This warranty is non-transferable and applies to the original purchaser only.
  • Any flood or damage, for any reason, that is caused from flooding an O-ring sealed or water tight area will not be covered under warranty. All O-ring sealed products undergo extensive factory pressure testing before being shipped and delivered and are therefore guaranteed to be sealed and functioning when shipped from the factory.
  • INDEL-PARTNER nor ADITECH will not be liable for any loss, damages, or expenses including incidental or consequential damages directly or indirectly arising from the sale or use of the product.
  • INDEL-PARTNER nor ADITECH accepts no liability for any loss of captured images or the inability to capture images even if it is due to the malfunctioning or leakage of the housing.
  • All paint finishing, cosmetic discoloration of surfaces, powder coating, or material stitching that is chipped, damaged, or unthreaded through customer use is not covered in the warranty.
  • INDEL-PARTNER does not warranty any product for aesthetic finishes. Issues with surface finish that do not affect function of the product are not covered under warranty.
  • This warranty does not apply and may be rendered completely void in the event of accidental damage, abuse, overcharging of battery, flooding due to neglect, tampering, lack of care and maintenance, improper storage, or unauthorized service.
  • This warranty does not apply and may be rendered completely void if the equipment has not been installed and commissioned in strict accordance with approved technical standards and specifications and for the purpose that the system was designed.
  • The warranty does not apply to faults that have been caused by failure to follow the recommended installation or maintenance procedures. Or faults resulting from normal wear & tear, incorrect operation, fire, water ingress, lightning damage or fluctuations in vehicles supply voltages, or from any other circumstances that may arise after delivery that is outwith the control of INDEL-PARTNER. (Note: The warranty does not apply in the event where a defect has been caused by isolation incompatibilities.)
  • This warranty specifically excludes propellers, tether, domes, cords, connectors, O-rings, joystick or other conditions resulting from misuse and negligence.
  • The warranty does not cover the transportation of personnel and per diem allowances relating to any repair or replacement.
  • Modifications or repair by anyone other than an authorized INDEL-PARTNER dealer or ADITECH Service Department will void the warranty.
  • Each product is carefully examined and checked before it is shipped. It should therefore be visually and operationally checked as soon as it is received. If it is damaged in anyway, a claim should be filed with the courier and INDEL-PARTNER notified of the damage.
  • If the equipment is not covered by warranty, or if it is determined that the fault is caused by misuse, repair will be billed to the customer, and an estimate submitted for customer approval before the commencement of repairs
  • By purchasing this product you agree and understand that in no event will Indel&Partner, its distributors or retailers, be held liable for any personal injuries resulting from its operation, or any other damage whether direct, indirect, incidental or consequential, even if Indel&Partner or ADITECH is advised of such damages.
  • The warranty does not cover any direct, indirect, punitive, special consequential damages or any damages whatsoever arising out of or connected with misuse of this product