TRIDENT.

THE NEXT GENERATION
UNDERWATER DRONE.

Experience the underwater world in a completely new way. Whether it's for work or recreation, this easy-to-use platform helps you do and see more.
WHY Trident?
100M
MAX DEPTH
3 HRS
Dive Time
1080P
Live Video
2 M/S
Top speed

SIZE AND WEIGHT

EXTERNAL DIMENSIONS [L X W X H]410mm x 205mm x 86mm
(16.1in x 8.1in x 3.4in)
WEIGHT3.4kg (7.5lbs) ballasted for freshwater
3.5kg (7.7lbs) ballasted for seawater
PERFORMANCE
DEPTH RATING
100m (328ft)
BATTERY AND POWER
BATTERY ARCHITECTURE3S4P Li-NMC 18650 cells with built-in PCM, UN 38.3 approved
CAPACITY95 Wh
CHARGE TIME1.5hr from 20% to 80%,
3hr from 0% to 100%
NOMINAL RUN TIME3-4 hours, normal operation
(active piloting, lights on)
POWER CONSUMPTION30W nominal
CHARGER POWER REQUIREMENT120VAC to 240VAC
(charger included)
INTERFACE AND COMMUNICATION
WiFi INTERFACE802.11 b/g/n
SYSTEM REQUIREMENTSWorks on a modern Android (minimum 5.1) device through the OpenROV App.
VEHICLE PAYLOAD DATA INTERFACEWiFi
ENVIRONMENTAL
OPERATING WATER TEMPERATURE RATING-2°C to 40°C
STORAGE TEMPERATURE0°C to 25°C
CHEMICAL RESISTANCESeawater, diluted Chlorine
CAMERA SPECIFICATION
RESOLUTION1080p @ 30fps recorded
720p @ 30fps live on device
VIDEO LATENCYVery low latency (~120 ms)
VIDEO COMPRESSIONh.264
VIDEO EXPORT FORMATmp4
FEATURESExcellent color rendition
High dynamic range
Optimized for low-light underwater
Wide angle field-of-view
Scratch-proof sapphire window
LIGHTS
NUMBER3 forward facing LEDs on each side
TOTAL LUMENS360
COLOR TEMPERATURE4000K
TETHER SPECIFICATION
AVAILABLE LENGTHS25m & 100m
MAXIMUM OPERATIONAL LENGTH150m
BREAKING STRENGTH100kg, Kevlar-reinforced
BUOYANCYNeutrally buoyant in freshwater, slightly positive in seawater
FEATURESHigh visibility yellow with wear-resistant polyurethane jacket
SENSORS
IMU3-axis magnetometer, 3-axis gyro, 3-axis accelerometer
DEPTH / TEMPERATURE1cm-resolution depth sensor with temperature calibration and display
OTHERInternal barometer, battery meter

How do I control Trident?

Trident can be controlled with a modern Android phone or tablet running Android 5.1 or later using the OpenROV App. We are working on an iOS app as well but don't have a set date for a launch. We also offer a dedicated controller we recommend.

What are the requirements to run the OpenROV Cockpit App

Minimum System Requirements:
-RAM: At least 2GB
-CPU: At least a Quad-core 1.3Ghz
-Android 5.1 and higher, though 6.1+ or 7.0+ are ideal.
-Supports 802.11n WiFi protocol.
Nice-to-have features:
-At least 7" screen, 720p resolution
-Good screen/backlight brightness
-Dual band WiFi (2.4Ghz or 5Ghz)
-WiFi MIMO support.
-Has built-in GPS
-Long battery life

What comes with Trident?

Your Trident will come with everything you need to use Trident with your own Android device:
-Cardboard carrying case
-25m neutrally buoyant tether
-25m tether spool
-Topside WiFi module
-120V-240V wall charger
-Trim weights for use in saltwater
-Tail strap for tether management
-Trident quick-start guide

Do I need WiFi to use Trident? What if I don’t have cell service?

The Trident Topside creates its own WiFi network to send video and control signals between Trident and your device. You only need internet access to update your software or upload your videos.

When is my Trident going to ship?

If you are a Kickstarter backer or a pre-order customer you should have received an email from our fulfillment team requesting confirmation of address along with other information. If you haven't received this email yet please contact us right away at [email protected].

If you haven't placed an order yet, you can check the current lead time on the Trident store page.

If I am shipping outside the US, what import taxes and duties do I need to pay?

Duties and taxes are required for importing goods into most countries. Every country has its own set of rules, taxes, and duties. Before ordering you should be aware of the possible charges. There are a few online calculators that can help you estimate your total landed cost but they are not guaranteed to be accurate. We recommend this calculator to get an idea of the costs that you will incur.

The harmonization code for Trident is 8525.80.5050. In some instances your country may prefer a different numbering scheme for the last four digits, so if you are having trouble with the first code, try 8525.80.0000.

Is there volume pricing?

For companies, commercial enterprises, and schools we can make arrangements for volume pricing. Please send an email to [email protected] to let us know what you're thinking.

What about becoming a dealer?

We don’t have an official policy regarding distribution or reselling yet, but we are gathering a list of interested companies to reach out to when the time is right. If you are interested in discussing an opportunity, please email [email protected] to start the conversation.

CAPTURE AMAZING ONE-OF-A-KIND VIDEOS
We sent one of our Tridents to dive with Great White Sharks in Isla Guadalupe. Every year, these sharks congregate at this remote island off the coast of Mexico.
Watch trident in action
Moves live a fish
Moves like a fish
Trident can quickly scan large areas or maneuver precisely in close quarters. It's fast enough to keep up with swift currents (2m/s!) but also moves precisely and silently so as to not disturb wildlife. Trident has airplane-inspired flight controls that let you explore underwater like never before.
Tough and portable
Trident is built to be deployed anywhere and is tough enough to earn its keep in any professional setting. It's ultra-compact and lightweight so you can bring it in carry-on luggage or launch it from a kayak.
Tough and portable
Captivating video
Trident is specifically optimized for underwater filming. Trident's advanced color correction algorithms allow you to see underwater in all its colors. Stream live in low-latency and record in full HD simultaneously.
Captivating video
Elegant control
The OpenROV Cockpit App uses the latest Android standards to offer a next-generation piloting experience. Advanced autopilot features and intuitive heads-up display help you feel at home at 100m deep.
Elegant control

RUGGED

OPTIMIZED CAMERA

POWER

SENSORS

RUGGED AND READY FOR ACTION
Trident is built to be tough: rubberized bumpers keep it from slipping on a wet boat deck and make it easy to hold on to tightly. A hardened sapphire lens protects your camera from any scratches.
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OPTIMIZED CAMERA SYSTEM
Trident is specifically optimized for underwater filming. It has great low-light performance and a wide viewing angle. In addition, Trident's advanced color correction algorithms allow you to see underwater in all its colors.
SEE DETAILED SPECS
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POWERFUL AND PRECISE THRUST CONTROL
Highly tuned electronic speed controller and rugged brushless motors allow Trident to reach speeds of up to 2 m/s or glide silently at slow speeds to observe the environment.
SENSORS AND PAYLOADS
Trident is just the beginning. It can be extended to include custom sensors or modules as add-ons which can be attached to our payload area and interface with the main vehicle via WiFi.
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TRIDENT AT A GLANCE

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Built to grow with your needs
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100M Tether
Extend Trident's dive range to the full 100 meter depth rating. This is an essential accessory for any deep or distant dive sites.
Trident Hard Case
A carry-on luggage sized hard case offers the ultimate portability. The hard case is important if you are travelling by air or using Trident frequently in poor weather or on a boat.
Trident Controller
Our recommended device for Trident, the JXD s192k. It's an all-in-one Android tablet with built-in thumb-sticks and modern gaming-style button layout.
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Support you can count on

OpenROV products are backed by a rock-solid warranty and supported by a team of expert problem-solvers.

Get support
We design and manufacture professional exploration tools.
Get in touch with us to discuss how we can help solve your needs or add to your adventure
[email protected]
+1 (510) 457-0083
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