Enabling remote inspections with Blueye underwater drones
During the COVID-19 lockdown in Norway, we've learned how some industries are critical for our society to keep it together. In addition to health care systems and medicine, the supply of food, water, and energy is critically important to keep things running as usual. Inspecting water pipes and supervise farmed fish to secure their health is still essential.
The Blueye live stream solution enables the ROV operator to stream live video feed from the Blueye App to the internet via their iOS or Android device. The live stream solution requires only one person with a underwater drone on-site and provides a quick way to make decisions. The ROV pilot does not need to have much knowledge of what they're looking at, as he or she can involve decision-makers or experts in real-time by live video broadcasted over the internet.
For industries such as fish farming and maritime, even though some of their staff cannot travel to the location, they can still follow a broadcast of an inspection in real-time online. Watching real-time opens up for experts to comment and give directions to the pilot. That will enable quicker decision-making and can save critical time and cost.
Tested with 1500 simultaneous remote viewers
Even though we made the live stream feature public before we could Blueye-approve 100%, we decided to give it a real good try together with our local newspaper Adresseavisen. During these difficult times, it felt nice to give people sitting at home a break and something interesting to watch below the surface - while we could test our live stream feature at a large scale. At one point during the stream, we even had 1500 remote viewers, without any significant blunders!