Want to go fishing? There’s a Drone for that!

PowerVision, the UAV and robotics agency headquartered in Beijing, China, is nothing if not completely different. Their PowerEgg drone launched final 12 months and focused on the shopper market was outstanding for its design. It was a quadcopter, sure, however not like several quadcopter you had seen earlier than. Now comes the the PowerRay, an underwater drone focused at fans which can be hoping to make their subsequent fishing journey a profitable one.

The firm introduced that the PowerRay is offered for pre-order at their European launch occasion final week. They additionally held a product demo at San Francisco’s Aquarium of the Bay final Thursday. At this occasion, PowerVision additionally unveiled their collaboration with the optics firm ZEISS for the creation of options that mix PowerVision Robot improvements with ZEISS experience.

PowerVision characterizes the PowerRay as “the ultimate robot for everyone who wants to explore the underwater world, whether it be for professional or recreational purposes. The device can be used for photographing and filming underwater or to visualise the progress of a water sports athlete, as well as being the perfect companion on any successful fishing trip”.

The product will probably be accessible in three packages; PowerRay Explorer, PowerRay Angler and PowerRay Wizard with cargo of the product in Europe is predicted to start on the finish of May.

The PowerRay Wizard package deal will embody the particular VR ONE glasses PowerVision Edition. They have been created in collaboration with main optics firm ZEISS and can turn into accessible in a bundle with the PowerRay robotic. The strategic partnership between PowerVision and ZEISS goals to develop options that mix thrilling PowerVision Robot improvements with ZEISS experience.

Here is a  fast run down of key options:

  • The PowerRay robotic can dive as deep as 30 meters underwater.
  • The sonar system can detect fish up to 40 meters under the robotic, making the whole diving depth up to 70 meters with precision up to 10 centimeters.
  • The inside Wi-Fi system permits transmission of photographs and information over distance up to 80 meters.
  • Using the PowerRay Mobile App, customers can view real-time transmitted photograph or video captured by PowerRay’s built-in 4K UHD digicam on any iOS or Android cellular gadgets, as well as to receiving fish-identifying photographs, underwater information and alerts. It additionally offers the real-time place of the PowerRay robotic, choose journey mode, velocity, and lightweight setting, and might function the built-in 4K UHD digicam capabilities for underwater pictures and videography.
  • PowerRay comes with an elective, remotely operated precision distant bait drop. Users can safe baits and function the PowerRay robotic to ship the bait exactly to the specified location.
  • For customers who need an immersive First Person View expertise, an possibility to management the robotic by a wearable machine, PowerRay additionally helps an elective PowerVision VR Goggle – permitting a thrilling underwater view by digital actuality know-how.

“The underwater world is a fascinating place that now can be explored by everyone, whether it is for fishing purposes or because the user enjoys seeing the flora and fauna in detail below water level. PowerRay incorporates significant innovation that provides recreational fishing enthusiasts with valuable benefits, including a best-in-class camera, up to 4 hours operating time and the opportunity to personalise their PowerRay with several add-ons including the PowerSeeker and VR glasses. The collaboration with ZEISS is hugely valuable for the development of PowerVision’s add-on portfolio, it will broaden our offering for customers worldwide,” mentioned Wally Zheng, CEO of PowerVision Technology Group.

Following is a top level view of the respective merchandise. You can pre-order the PowerRay right here.


Lastly, right here is a video promo courtesy of PowerVision.


Frank Schroth is editor in chief of DroneLife, the authoritative supply for information and evaluation on the drone trade: it’s individuals, merchandise, traits, and occasions.
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