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The SOLO NetView

The SOLO NetView uses the technology of the SOLO Series III to provide an all-in-one unit for illuminating and recording. The NetView is currently (July 2017) being used for Fisheries Research out of Dutch Harbor, AK.

The NetView is designed to be attached to the inside of a fishing net and to provide HD video recording and sufficient light to monitor fish or net behavior for over 10 hours. The NetView is robustly fabricated from hard anodized 6061-T6 aluminum using 316 stainless steel hardware and utilizes a scratch proof sapphire glass viewport.  Our standard trawl net mount shown below allows the unit to articulate a full 180 degrees while being attached to a net providing additional protection under the harsh conditions of commercial fishing.

The NetView is charged and programmed and downloaded through a subsea connector with provided USB and power socket cable, meaning that the unit is not opened in normal use, reducing the risk of the electronics being damaged.

This footage shows one NetView in action suspended from the top of a net, while being recorded by another camera. The 1080p quality has been reduced for web-hosting.

Use

The NetView includes a mounting board to provide 4-corner attachment points, protection for the unit and the ability to rotate through >180° to illuminate and image where required. The unit can be mounted on the topside or underside of nets in a wide range of configurations.

Shown above is the NetView powered up on deck and ready for deployment (left) and fitted to a net (right).

SOLO NetView Characteristics
Housing Dimensions 14.8 in x 4.8 in diameter
Mounting Dimensions 18 in x 9.8 x 5.0 in (as shown above)
Weight in Water / Air  9.5 lbs / 18.8 lbs
Construction

6061-T6 Hard Anodized Aluminum, 316 Stainless Steel Hardware, Sapphire Glass Viewport

Depth Rating 500m / 275 fathoms (1,000m optional)
Endurance 11 hours
Light Output 1,500 lumens
Video Quality 1080p or 720p
Camera Lens Angle 114°
Battery Pack Li-Ion 22.2v
Data Download USB 2.0 @ 10 mbps