2G Robotics, one of the global leaders in underwater laser scanners and imaging solutions for the offshore energies, geosciences and defence industries, announced launch of their newest lighting and imaging solution at Oceanology International 2018.

The new LED Strobe Panel, named the NOVA, provides ultrabright and even illumination enabling users to capture crisp stills images on even the fastest of AUVs. The system was originally designed for integration with HUGIN AUVs, produced by Kongsberg Maritime, and will now be released to the public for use on a wide variety of AUVs. Kongsberg was integral to the early development stages of the NOVA and has since made an initial purchase of 4 systems.

The design of the NOVA was based upon the proven 2G RAY, a single underwater LED currently being used for marine research and offshore energy inspections. The NOVA combines 36 custom-oriented LEDs to produce a powerful 450,000 Lumen output, making it the brightest lighting solution currently on the market. Attendees to Oceanology International 2018 were able to experience the NOVA first-hand at 2G’s booth.