The eye for Chilean miner rescue capsule
Vivotek camera serves as "eye" for Chilean miner rescue capsule
People around the world are breathing a collective sigh of relief with the news that the rescue of the 33 trapped Chilean mine workers has been a complete success. The greatest share of the accolades must, of course, go to the courageous miners and their anxious families, as well as the engineers whose ingenuity allowed them to quickly design and build the transport capsule used to extract the workers from deep underground. However, it is also worth noting that Vivotek played an important role in this dramatic operation.
By affixing an FD8134 fixed dome network camera to the rescue capsule, this integral piece of equipment was able to provide operators working at a ground level with a clear, real-time view of the conditions in and around the capsule as it made its descent to retrieve each miner and subsequently return to the surface. With its superb HD video quality and compact size, the FD8134 was the perfect choice, as the whole world could see during the actual rescue phase when the video feed from the camera was presented by media around the world, including the BBC and CNN.