The Isle of Capri Fire and Rescue dive team recently used the Tachyon XC Micro to survey the floor of the Gulf of Mexico
Lewisville, TX (PRWEB) May 25, 2010
Tachyon, Inc., makers of the world's toughest helmet cameras, has added new, patented Dive Lock feature to the Tachyon XC Micro that will now allow this wearable helmet cam to record underwater at depths of up to100ft. (30M / 4ATM). With this new dive lock feature, a battery life of four hours, and a 16GB micro SDHC card, divers can record four continuous hours of superior-quality underwater video footage, both hands free and worry free.
In addition to Tachyon XC's patented shockproof system, the Tachyon XC Micro's innovative locking switch, located inside the camera's waterproof case, makes the camera even more versatile. When the switch is locked, the watertight door closed, and the record button pushed, the camera will remain on and recording at a depth of up to 100ft.
The Tachyon XC Micro Dive Cam’s 90 degree wide-angle lens and high-dynamic light sensor records crystal clear underwater footage, making it a valuable tool for amateur divers and professionals alike. Tachyon XC Micro users include the US Navy SEALS, scuba divers, free divers, and professional fire and rescue dive teams. The Isle of Capri Fire and Rescue dive team recently used the Tachyon XC Micro to survey the floor of the Gulf of Mexico in preparation for sinking a retired Navy Frigate, the USS George Philip. The ship will be sunk off the coast of Florida in the hopes of establishing a new reef.
“This will be the largest ship of its size sunk in the Gulf,” said Keith Perry, a Lieutenant and diver for Isle of Capri Fire and Rescue. “Normally, ships of this size are sunk in the (Florida) Keys. We surveyed the seafloor 30 miles out and 75’ deep. We shot video with the helmet cam to show the proper authorities that the flat, sandy seafloor will allow adequate clearance for large ships and provide a safe spot for recreational divers and fisherman.”
With a tiny 3.7x1.4x1.5” profile and weighing only 4oz, the Tachyon XC Micro dive camera can easily be mounted to a diving mask with the included Universal Mount that slips easily over a goggle strap. This dive cam, is already waterproof and does not require a bulky external case. The Tachyon XC Micro needs no DVR or software; it records on a MicroSDHC card (up to 32GB) and is plug-and-play with both PC and Mac®. The Tachyon XC Micro camera can be purchased on Tachyon, Inc.’s website.
About Tachyon, Inc:
Lewisville, TX based Tachyon™ Inc., is the premier innovator of durable, extreme helmet cameras. The Tachyon XC Micro’s ease-of-use, durability, recording time, image quality, and integrated waterproofing design make Tachyon the trusted and go-to helmet camera for people who engage in a wide-range of extreme activities. Tachyon, Inc. is an accredited member of the Better Business Bureau.
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