Colour Zoom Camera
Robust high resolution colour underwater
video camera
The Typhoon combines the latest CCD
technology with digital enhancements and a wide
dynamic range, which compensates for bright
backgrounds or low-light conditions to provide
clear, low noise video with excellent contrast.
The auto white balance maintains natural
colours under wide ambient lighting conditions
and also the Digital Slow Shutter (DSS) and IR
Cut Filter options deliver higher sensitivity at low
levels of illumination.
The Tritech Typhoon has an auto-focus zoom
lens capable of maintaining focus throughout
optical and digital zoom ranges. PAL and
NTSC standards are supported.
Optical and digital functions can be controlled
via a user- friendly GUI or integrated within an
ROV control system via an RS232 command
protocol. Alternatively, focus and zoom can be
controlled by analogue signal inputs. The
Typhoon can also be supplied with an integral
over-voltage protected Video Line Driver fitted
with selectable gain. This can compensate for
video signal attenuation through longer cables.
Fitted with an Ivanoff Corrected lens system
the Typhoon Colour Zoom Camera optimises
picture quality by reducing radial distortion and
chromatic aberration. In benchmark tests, the
Typhoon delivered sharper definition and better
colour rendering than similar cameras.
Digitally enhanced video capabilities
User friendly Graphical Interface (GUI)
Water corrected optics
Optimised zoom function
4000m or 6000m depth rating available
Comprehensive set of digital enhancements
Digital or analogue control
PAL and NTSC compatible
x23 optical zoom
x12 digital zoom
Seamless transition between zoom ranges
Amplified video for use with long umbilical
Work & Inspection class ROVs
Search and inspection (civil or emergency)
Marine research
Marine life monitoring
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Shows standard aluminium alloy housing
Not to scale, dimensions in mm.
Without Ivanoff corrected optics:
Sensitivity with IR
cut filter on
1.0 lux at 1/60s shutter speed
0.1 lux at 1/4s shutter speed
0.05 lux at 1/2s shutter speed
1.0 lux at 1/50s shutter speed
0.1 lux at 1/3s shutter speed
0.05 lux at 1s shutter speed
Sensitivity with IR
cut filter off
approx. 0.01 lux
B&W, 1/4s shutter speed
approx. 0.01 lux
B&W, 1/3s shutter speed
Vertical resolution
540 lines (1/4s shutter speed)
470 lines (1/3s shutter speed)
CCD module
1/4" progressive scan
Viewing angle
66° in water (diagonal)
Focus range
10mm to infinity
Primary lens
3.6mm to 82.8mm (f/1.6 to f/3.6) Ivanoff water corrected optics
Optical zoom
Digital magnification
Iris control
DSP controlled Auto Iris
Video output
1V peak to peak composite, 75Ω unbalanced
Signal to nose ratio
GUI functions
Save/load custom configurations, video preview, reset default settings.
Other features
Digital Slow Shutter (DSS), Back light compensation, auto focus,
Wide Dynamic Range (WDR), auto/manual white balance, video
freeze, frame noise reduction, minimum focus length adjustment.
Using Ivanoff corrected optics
removes the barrel distortion from
underwater images:
Physical Properties
1.9kg in air, 0.7kg in water (aluminium alloy housing)
Depth rating
4000m standard (6000m option)
Temperature range
Operating: -10 to 35°C, Storage: -20 to 50°C
DEF STAN 00-35 Part 3, chapter 2-03
30gn for 6ms in each axis (while operating)
DEF STAN 00-35 Part 3, chapter 2-01
Sinusoidal sweep & dwell in each axis from 5 to 150Hz at 10gn
Standard connector
Housing material
Tritech 6 pin
Hard anodised aluminium alloy, stainless steel 316 or titanium alloy 6AL4V
Lens material
Electrical Properties
Voltage range
12 to 30V DC
Video line driver
Up to 1500m with quality RG59 coaxial cable
Zoom & focus control
Analog ±12 to 24V DC or RS232
Power consumption
5W at 24V
Schilling 7 pin SeaNet, Burton/Seacon 5506,
Subconn BH and MCBH series.
Specifications subject to change according to a policy of continual development.
Marketed by:
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Tritech International Ltd
Peregrine Road, Westhill Business Park
Westhill, Aberdeenshire, AB32 6JL
United Kingdom
sales @tritech.co.uk
+44(0)1224 744 111