Enter the World of Telepresence


"Telepresence - The use of remote controlled cameras for apparent participation in distant events producing a sensation of being there".

OPT designs and manufactures a full product line of high and standard definition underwater IP video equipment. Products include: cameras, underwater lighting, remote power systems, data recorders and wireless network components. Originally designed for research with manta rays, the OceanCam is now being employed in research, education, security and other commercial oceanographic applications. Cameras, underwater lighting and accessories are sold through international distributors and through direct sales staff at the Santa Cruz, California facility


Over the last 8 years we have established a client base that includes major companies and organizations and spans four oceans around the world:

Corporations and Universities:
  • NOAA
  • National Geographic Society
  • Wood’s Hole Oceanographic Institution
  • Int'l Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW)
  • University of Victoria Neptune
  • Sea Shepard Society
  • US Army Corp of Engineers
  • Battelle Ocean Systems
Public Aquaria:
  • New England Aquarium
  • Dallas World Aquarium
  • Aquarium of the Pacific
  • Georgian Aquarium (Discovery)
  • National Aquarium in Baltimore
  • Tennessee Aquarium
  • and many others...

The latest generation of high-definition cameras are now available in the popular AquariCam and OceanCam housings. Choose from 720p or 1080p HD with either 360-degree endless or 340-degree rotation. Optical zoom of either 20x or 30x increases the working range of the cameras.

Now available - High-speed high-definition cameras with 1080p video at 60 frames per second and a 30x optical zoom. Learn More


Shark Week's SharkCam -- Animal Planet Live Live video high-definition cameras at the
National Aquarium allow you to view sharks.



Checkout IFAW's Underwater Live Webcam:
Russian Beluga Whale Nursery


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