Tachyon XC Micro Underwater Video Camera Dives to New Depths

(May 20, 2010) Tachyon™, Inc. –The Tachyon XC Micro Dive Camera shows off its Dive Lock feature, designed especially for divers, that allows them to easily record their deep diving footage, both hands free and worry free up to 100 ft (30 meters)(over 4 ATM).

In addition to Tachyon XC’s patented shockproof system, the Tachyon XC Micro’s innovative, patent-pending locking switch is located inside the camera’s waterproof case.  When the switch is locked, the watertight door closed, and the record button pushed, the camera will remain on and recording no matter what water pressure the camera is placed under.  With a battery life of four hours and a 16GB micro SDHC card, divers can record four hours of hands-free, superior-quality underwater video.

The Tachyon XC Micro Dive Cam’s 90 degree wide-angle lens and high-dynamic light sensor records crystal clear underwater footage, making it a valuable tool for amateur divers and professionals alike. Tachyon XC Micro users include the US Navy SEALS, scuba divers, free divers, and professional fire and rescue dive teams. The Isle of Capri Fire and Rescue dive team recently used the Tachyon XC Micro to survey the seafloor in preparation for sinking a retired Navy Frigate, the USS George Philip.  The ship will be sunk off the coast of Florida, in the Gulf of Mexico, in the hopes of establishing a new reef.

This will be the largest ship of its size sunk in the Gulf,” said Keith Perry, a Lieutenant and diver for Isle of Capri Fire and Rescue. “Normally, ships of this size are sunk in the (Florida) Keys.  We surveyed the seafloor 30 miles out and 75’ deep. We shot video with the Tachyon XC Micro to show the proper authorities that the flat, sandy seafloor will allow adequate clearance for large ships and provide a safe spot for recreational divers and fisherman.”

Isle of Capri Fire and rescue using the Tachyon XC Micro to survey the ocean floor:

With a tiny 3.7×1.4×1.5” profile and weighing only 4oz, the Tachyon XC Micro dive camera can easily be mounted to  a diving mask with the included Universal Mount that slips easily over a goggle strap.  This dive cam is already waterproof and does not require a bulky external case. The Tachyon XC Micro needs no DVR or software; it records on a MicroSDHC card (up to 32GB) and is plug-and-play with both PC and Mac®. The Tachyon XC Micro camera can be purchased at  http://www.tachyoninc.com

About Tachyon, Inc:

Lewisville, TX – based Tachyon™ Inc., is the premier innovator of durable, extreme helmet cameras. The Tachyon XC Micro’s ease-of-use, durability, recording time, image quality, and integrated waterproofing design make Tachyon the trusted and go-to helmet camera for people who engage in a wide-range of extreme activities. Tachyon, Inc. is an accredited member of the Better Business Bureau.

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