Model SSB-I Inspection Super Spyball

This version which is still available and supported, is fitted with a CVBS (Composite video) camera and has been superceeded by the new model SSB-HDI.


Model SSB-I Inspection Super Spyball

Submertec`s revolutionary Spyball combines a remote control underwater video camera with pan and tilt unit in one compact assembly that can rotate to look in any direction – without restriction.

The Inspection Super Spyball incorporates high intensity LED lighting with 10X Zoom Colour Camera and features twin Laser pointers as an aid to estimating object size.

Super Spyball is a completely new development that builds on the success of the original version but with significant changes to enhance performance, reliability and functionality. (They are NOT interchangeable)

Positional feedback on the pan and tilt motors provides the ability to move the camera by angle as well as speed. Pan and tilt speed is automatically reduced as the lens is zoomed in to ensure fine positioning even when zoomed in.

Left / right and up / down limits can easily be set as required and camera positions can be saved as presets together with zoom and focus settings for automatic return as required.

Control of all Super Spyball functions is via Pelco-D protocol and additional non standard commands are incorporated to access special features that are not included in standard Pelco-D.

Text can be embedded in the picture to identify camera location, number etc.

Improved shaft design and seals have been combined with internal water and humidity detection to provide on-screen advance warning that maintenance is required.

External Spyball parts are machined from solid Titanium and blue Acetal Co-Polymer to ensure long and corrosion free service in seawater.

A small interface box is available for connection to the underwater cable, 24vdc power supply and RS485 for Pelco control. Preset switches are used to set baud rate and camera ID.


Dimensions 160mm diameter sphere. (6.3 inches)
Weight 3.2Kg (7.0lb) in air 1.0Kg (2.2lb) in water
Depth Rating 300 Metres / 1000 feet (500m pressure limit)
Movement 360 degree both axis-variable speed
Camera 530 TV lines. 1 Lux min light
Lens 10x optical zoom with close focus
Control Protocol Pelco D via RS485
Baud Rate 9600 or variable 2400-115200 via interface board
Power Required 24vdc / 40w max

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