Enter the World of Telepresence


"Telepresence - The use of remote controlled cameras for apparent participation in distant events producing a sensation of being there".

OPT designs and manufactures a full product line of high and standard definition underwater IP video equipment. Products include: cameras, underwater lighting, remote power systems, data recorders and wireless network components. Originally designed for research with manta rays, the OceanCam is now being employed in research, education, security and other commercial oceanographic applications. Cameras, underwater lighting and accessories are sold through international distributors and through direct sales staff at the Santa Cruz, California facility.

We now offer a full line of Underwater Remotely Operated Vehicles (ROV)

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High-speed Electronic PTZ Underwater Camera Now Standard

Underwater video camera OPT-12HDThe newly upgraded OPT-12HD provides 112-degree viewing, an electronic PTZ crop window, internal recording and captures 1080P video without any moving parts. It offers outstanding light sensitivity and optimizes the video for extreme levels of detail even in low-light and dark environments. Delivering HDTV 1080p video up to 50/60 fps with reduced noise and motion blur, the camera captures moving objects even in high-pace environments. Contact us for more details.

New High-powered Underwater LED Lighting System

Underwater video camera lightingUnderwater video camera lightingThe OceanCam™ Lighting System OPT-HPL is a highly compact and affordable underwater light that compliment our underwater Internet cameras and is designed for long-term deployment to a depth of 180 feet (55 meters) or more. Product Info

Mini High-definition Aquarium Camera

Underwater video camera OPT-15HDThe AquariCam™ OPT-15HD is our smallest and most affordable 1080p high-definition underwater Internet camera and is designed for discrete placements in small aquariums, pools or tanks. Learn More

Three Ultra-High-Definition (UHD) 4K cameras are now available

OPT-06BUHD and OPT-06UHD Ultra-HD 4K PTZ Camera

Ultra-High-Definition 4K PTZ Underwater CameraIntroducing our newest 4K PTZ Underwater Camera. The OceanCam®OPT-06BHD delivers broadcast-quality video and audio with smooth PTZ control for professional webcasting. It’s compatible with VISCA joysticks and VISCA over IP, making it easy to integrate with your existing AV instalations. This is our latest state-of-the-art PTZ camera. In addition, the pan and tilt speeds have been upgrade to an Industry-leading levels of 700°/s. Advance features also include: 30x optical zoom, extremely Wide Dynamic Range, Gyroscopic Image Stabilizer, Focal Plane Distortion Correction technology and an adjustable image processing feature that improves the camera's viewing in low visibility environments. Contact us for more details.See the unmatched quality of Ultra high-definition (UHD) cameras now available for our OceanCam model. Contact us for more details.

OPT-12UHD Ultra-HD 4K Electronic PTZ Camera

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For over 15 years we have worked with major companies and organizations that span four oceans around the world:
Corporations and Universities:
  • NOAA
  • National Geographic Society
  • Wood’s Hole Oceanographic Institution
  • Int'l Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW)
  • University of Victoria Neptune
  • Sea Shepard Society
  • US Army Corp of Engineers
  • Battelle Ocean Systems
Public Aquaria:
  • New England Aquarium
  • Dallas World Aquarium
  • Aquarium of the Pacific
  • Georgian Aquarium (Discovery)
  • National Aquarium in Baltimore
  • Tennessee Aquarium
  • and many others...

The latest generation of high-definition cameras are now available in the popular AquariCam and OceanCam housings. Choose from 4K, 1080p or 720p HD with either 360-degree endless or 340-degree rotation. Optical zoom of either 20x or 30x increases the working range of the cameras.


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