ROV Control System Updates

We continually develop and improve our robotic technology, upgrading electronics, refining systems, improving ROV control and adding new features.

Boxfish Research notifies customers via email when firmware updates are available. The update installation process is very straightforward and involves copying files from our website or email onto a USB stick and inserting it into the control console. This process simultaneously updates the ROV and control system. There is no charge to customers for firmware updates.

Recent Updates to ROV Control Systems & Console

  • Support for quick adjustment of aperture and ISO using new rapid set dial on Boxfish Luna console
  • Overlay added to 4K Video feed with Data Overlay Unit (allows overlaying depth, time, GPS coordinates with USBL as well as sensor data onto video feed)
  • Control console input voltage added to display on the GUI
  • Added independent lighting controls for the Boxfish Luna
  • Safety feature added to prevent inadvertent compass calibration
  • Improved yaw control
  • Button added to remotely restart the Boxfish Luna camera system
  • Compass display now more intuitive and also includes gyro data
  • Bug fixes for GPS and USBL app
  • Bug fix for the mode switch

About Our ROV Control System Console

Boxfish Control Console is a multifunctional surface unit. Vehicle operators use it to: 

  • Receive and display video and telemetry data from the ROV
  • Pilot the ROV
  • Remotely control zoom and focus of the front camera
  • Record the video feed from the ROV’s main camera
  • Plug in optional ROV accessories or connect a computer
  • Update software and firmware for the ROV and Control Console
  • Retrieve logs from the ROV after a dive

The control console includes a 17” 4K monitor allowing users to view live, uncompressed video from the primary camera. It is complemented by a secondary screen displaying footage from the ultra-wide angle navigation camera(s) and a telemetry display with essential ROV data. 

Boxfish ROV Control System Console
A photo showing the Boxfish ROV Control Console with the live video feed and telemetry screen.

Surface Control Console Features

✅   17” 4K UHD main display

✅   Intuitive layout

✅   Three proportional joysticks for easy control

✅   Weatherproof design

✅   Multiple connections for ROV accessories, e.g. USBL, DVL and Sonar.

Visit our product page to learn more about our expeditionary class Boxfish ROV, inspection class, Boxfish Alpha ROV and professional cinematography drone, the Boxfish Luna. Further information about available add-ons for our remotely operated vehicles is available on our accessories page.