Although optional and not necessary for basic functionality, tether interfaces increase the range and reliability of Ethernet communications.
Interfaces for Copper Twisted Wire Pairs
Interface boards which use the Homeplug AV standard provide a robust high-speed, long-distance Ethernet connection over a single pair of wires. These boards enable HD video and high-bandwidth data over 300m+ tether lengths.
The following interface boards are supported:
Interfaces for Fiber Optic Cable
With communications being Ethernet based, fiber optic cables may also be used with Ethernet-to-Fiber converters installed inside the ROV and topside.
The following fiber optic interface boards have been known to work:
- SeaView SVS-700BR Fiber Kit
- DeltaROV Subsea Fiber to Ethernet Communication Kit
- DeepWaterEngineering Fiber to Ethernet Converter