Finding Nemo just got a whole lot easier

6th January 2017
Anna Flockett

An underwater robot, PowerRay has been designed with features designed to revolutionise freshwater, saltwater, or ice fishing for today’s recreational fishing enthusiasts and casual hobbyists. The underwater robot is PowerVision Technology’s newest addition to its portfolio that also includes the consumer drone PowerEgg and the professional cinematography drone PowerEye.

Delivering a thrilling and effortless fish finding experience for consumers, PowerRay features an optional add-on component, PowerRay Fishfinder, which leverages sonar system to detect fish with precision and sends images of fish and underwater landscape, temperature data, as well as alerts to users through internal WiFi to enable fishermen to make spontaneous decisions.

The PowerRay robot can dive as deep as 30m underwater. The sonar system can detect fish up to 40m below the robot, making the total diving depth up to 70m with precision up to 10cm. The internal WiFi system allows transmission of images and data over distance up to 80m. The PowerRay Fishfinder is easy to install to the robot and can be detached as a stand-alone fish finding device. The PowerRay Fishfinder also includes an internal fish luring light with a hue of blue.

Using the PowerRay Mobile App, users can view real-time transmitted photo or video captured by PowerRay’s integrated 4K UHD camera on any iOS or Android mobile devices, in addition to receiving fish-identifying images, underwater data, and alerts. Users can also view the real-time position of the PowerRay robot, select travel mode, speed, and light setting, and operate the integrated 4K UHD camera functions for underwater photography and videography, all through the PowerRay Mobile App.

PowerRay comes with an optional, remotely operated precision remote bait drop. Users can secure baits and operate the PowerRay robot to deliver the bait precisely to the desired location, monitor and control the entire fishing experience through the real-time viewing in the PowerRay Mobile App. 

For users who want an immersive First Person View (FPV) experience, an option to control the robot through a wearable device, or to interact with fish through a fun and engaging gaming experience, PowerRay also supports an optional PowerVision VR Goggle to provide a thrilling underwater view through virtual reality technology.

With gravity and gesture recognition capabilities, the PowerVision VR Goggle allows the users to interact with and manipulate the robot under water via head tilting. Users can control left turn, right turn, up, and down.

Wally Zheng, CEO of PowerVision Technology said: “Recreational fishing is one of the lifestyle areas that has not seen major technology breakthroughs. By introducing PowerRay, PowerVision is completely changing the way we have been fishing in the past 7,000 years.”

Zheng continued: “Through innovating the fish finding technology and features, providing the thrill of finding the catch and an immersive underwater experience through virtual reality, PowerRay is going to provide more efficiency, thrill, and fun to fishermen around the world."

Zheng added: “Recreational fishing will never be the same again.”

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