What if any size ROV could be piloted with a Virtual Reality headset?

  • Zero Nausea
  • Close to Zero latency Video Streaming
  • Mixed Reality 3D Maps
  • Target Recognition
  • Available in 180 3D, 360 2D, and 360 3D


XR for Unmanned Systems

Blue Ring specializes in Virtual Reality (VR) and Mixed Reality (MR) applications for underwater unmanned systems. We offer a proprietary real-time VR HMI for underwater, aerial, and ground vehicles which eliminates nausea, as well as specialized VR camera systems for unprecedented spatial awareness to control ROVs. Our systems are deployed internationally in all types of harsh environments from the military, to Hollywood, and even Nordic fish farms.

Applications include:

3D Mapping

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ROV AR/VR Capabilities

  • Real-Time Multi-Camera Stitching Software
  • Immersive Data Visualizations in AR/VR Head Mounted Displays
  • Stream Live Camera Feeds to One or Multiple VR Headsets
  • Real-time Multi-Sensor Data Visualizations
  • Best in Class Data Compression Technology for Ethernet and Fiber
  • Integrated ROV Piloting Control
  • Assisted Tele-Operation
  • Machine Learning & Object Detection




Company History

Blue Ring Imaging is a subsidiary of VRTUL (www.VRTUL.co) and was created in 2019 to sell and support immersive teleoperation solutions for ROVs. VRTUL was created in 2015 and has been the leader in underwater 360 and VR production for almost a decade since the inception of underwater 360. In that time the company led by CEO Casey Sapp has developed award-winning 360 3D content, the first end-to-end underwater 360 live broadcast, the highest resolution underwater camera systems in the world, and now the Blue Ring Imaging ROV VR platform.

Case Studies

Our clients draw from a range of industries including Hollywood, deep sea science, exploration, and entertainment broadcast.

Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute


  • The first ever commercially deployed ROV VR piloting system
  • 180 3D; 4K per eye
  • 4,000 meter rated
  • Utilized by MBARI staff for piloting, scientific analysis, and Blue Chip Natural History stock footage acquisition

Seamagine Subs


  • The first ever 360 deep sea cinematic camera system
  • 360 2D; 12k resolution
  • 500 meter rated
  • Complete internal sub control system

OceanX Triton Sub


  • 5x ZCam E2 enclosures
  • Multiple array configurations including 360 2D and 180 3D
  • Global control mini-computer and live preview inside sub
  • 6,000 meter rated

OceanX Argus ROV


  • 5x ZCam E2 enclosures
  • High resolution live-streaming and cinematic recording
  • Multiple array configurations including 360 2D and 180 3D
  • 6,000 meter rated


Our clients draw from a range of industries including Hollywood, deep sea science, exploration, and entertainment broadcast.

Into the Now VR

Tribeca & Cannes 2018 Film Festival selections.

Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute

Creating immersive ocean experiences in the deep sea.

Seamagine Subs

The first ever high resolution, cinematic 360 camera for the deep sea.

Blue Chip Natural History Productions

ABC Good Morning America

The first ever underwater 360 livestream with ABC GMA in Nassau, Bahamas on May 22nd, 2017. Millions of people watched the stream on both live television and Facebook.

Navy Explosive Ordnance Disposal


Casey SappCEO
Casey is CEO of Blue Ring Imaging. His background is in underwater technology innovation for Hollywood creating many first of its kind systems while running VRTUL (www.VRTUL.co). Some of Casey’s inventions include the first 360 3D underwater camera system, the first underwater 360 live broadcast (GMA), the first ROV VR piloting system (MBARI), the first 360 cinematic camera on a submarine, and the highest resolution underwater cinematic camera system in the world (MSG Sphere).
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