The Teledyne SeaBotix LBV200-4 has become the benchmark MiniROV. An incredibly well-rounded and capable system for a diverse range of applications.

Benchmark MiniROV system

The LBV200-4 is designed with features typically found in larger ROVs. With powerful thrusters, high resolution video over the industry leading low drag tether and an extensive list of available options make the LBV200-4 the perfect inshore/offshore solution.

Powerful and maneuverable thruster configuration

The LBV200-4 is a highly stable small ROV platform equipped with powerful Brushless DC thrusters. 4-axis control provides the operator with total maneuverability.

Industry leading small diameter, low drag tether

Teledyne SeaBotix is renowned for its impressive small diameter, low drag umbilical. At 9mm (0.35″) in diameter the operator controls the ROV, not the tether. The durable all copper tether comes in a variety of lengths.

Highly intuitive integrated control console

The Teledyne SeaBotix operator control unit (OCU) is widely regarded as the most intuitive. All controls at the operators finger tips in an ergonomic and rugged controller.

High-Quality Video and lighting

The LBV200-4 systems are supplied with the latest Wide Dynamic Range (WDR) color camera technology. Coupled to the color camera is a high intensity LED array providing bright white light throughout the 270º range of view.

Stable balanced MiniROV sensor platform

Unique to the LBV vehicles is the balanced nature of the ROV in water. Careful attention to design and layout provide a small yet stable platform for high quality sensor data acquisition.

Product Documents

Product Specifications


Depth Rating
200 Meters Seawater (MSW) – 660 Feet Seawater (FSW)
530 mm – 21 in
245 mm – 9.65 in
254 mm – 10 in
353 mm – 13.9 in
Weight in Air
11 kg – 24.3 lbs
Protective shell and polyethylene bumper frame


Thruster configuration
Four (4) Brushless DC thrusters – Two (2) forward, one (1) vertical and one (1) lateral. Each thruster is identical and isolated
Bollard Thrust (forward)
7 kg f – 15.4 pd f
Bollard Thrust (vertical)
3 kg f – 6.6 pd f
Bollard Thrust (lateral)
3 kg f – 6.6 pd f
Speed at surface
3 knots – 3.45 mph – 1.54 m/s
Max Operating Current
2 knots – 2.3 mph – 1.02 m/s

Cameras & Lighting

Camera Tilt
180 degrees – internal chassis rotates
Range of View
270 degrees – 180 degrees from tilt, 90 degrees from camera lens
Camera – Primary
680 line High resolution color – 0.1 Lux
Manual focus control via operator control unit. 90mm to infinity
Video Format
Output Signal
Internal Lighting
700 Lumen LED array. Variable intensity via operator control unit.
Control System
Operator control unit, monitor and surface power supply built into protective case
Data Channels
1 RS-232 for LBV controls, 1 RS-232 115k spare
38 cm – 15 in color LCD
Heading, depth, temperature
Auto Functions
Depth, heading, trim

Operator Control Unit

210 mm – 8.3 in
160 mm – 6.3 in
75 mm – 3 in
650 grams – 1.4 lbs
Single – forward, reverse, rotate left, rotate right, roll left, roll right
Joystick Steps
Vertical Thruster
Proportional control knob
Additional Controls
Membrane keypad – thruster gain control, trim, auto depth, auto heading, camera tilt, camera focus, camera switch, light On/Off, light intensity, accessories, video overlay position, power On/Off, programming keypad
I.P. 64 – splash proof

Integrated Control Console

452 mm – 17.8 in
328 mm – 12.9 in
173 mm – 6.8 in
20 kg – 44 lbs
Input Voltage
100-130 VAC or 200-240 VAC
Power Requirement
1,000 Watts maximum
Isolated input power, circuit breaker, line insulation monitor, leak detector. Meets and exceeds “Code of Practice for the Safe Use of Electricity in Water”
Water Proofing
I.P. 64 – Splash proof

Tether & Reel

9 mm – 0.35 in nominal
250 meters – 820 feet
Working Strength
100 kg f – 220 pd f
Breaking Strength
700 kg f – 1,543 pd f
Strength Member
Neutral in fresh water – slightly positive in Seawater
Twisted pair with shield (power, telemetry, serial data), twisted pair (video), twisted pair (Ethernet)
Reel construction
Heavy duty marine grade materials (stainless steel, Starboard PE)
Reel Capacity
250 meters – 820 feet

On-Screen Information Display

Information Displayed
Thruster gain settings, light level, Trim On/Off, heading, depth, turns counter, camera angle, water temperature, time, date, user text
User Text
Up to 28 characters
Bottom, top or off
Quick menu, setup, calibrate, diagnostics, options

Spares, Tools and Manuals

Spares Contents
Fastener kit, seal kit, propellers, gel lube, Kluber grease, acrylic polish, fuse
Tool Contents
1.5, 2, 3, 4, 5 mm hex ball drivers, #1, #2 Phillips screw drivers, 10 mm socket driver, small straight blade screwdriver, 11/16 socket, 19 mm open end, O-ring insertion tool, vacuum pump
Spare Thruster
Brushless DC thruster assembly
Operators manual, service and repair CD-ROM


LBV vehicle depth rated to 200 MSW – 660 FSW
Four (4) HPDC1502 Brushless DC thrusters (2 forward, 1 vertical and 1 lateral)
Auto heading, depth and trim
Video overlay
Temperature sensor

Integrated Control System

Protective case fitted with monitor, surface power supply and operator control unit
38 cm (15 in) Color LCD monitor fitted in lid of case – waterproof
LBV operator control unit – removable from lower tray of integrated console
Surface power supply with input voltage 100-130 VAC or 200-240 VAC (user selectable). 50/60hz
Sunshade for direct sunlight operation
Outputs for composite video and software programming

Tether & Reel

250 meters – 820 feet of tether
9 mm – 0.35 in diameter
All copper conductors
100 kg f – 100 ft/lb working load
700 kg f – 700 ft/lb breaking strain
Connectors and strain relief
Heavy duty reel with slip ring

Cameras & Lighting

680 line High resolution color camera – 0.1 lux
700 Lumen LED array tracking color camera
180 degree rotating camera chassis
270 degree field of view
Auxiliary connector for external camera

Transit Cases

Transit case for LBV with custom closed cell foam, retractable handle and wheels
Transit case for tether on reel, spare thruster and manuals also with retractable handle and wheels
Total two case solution weighing 58.5 kg – 129 lbs

Spares, Tools & Manuals

Spare thruster assembly
Fasteners, seal kit, props, misc. spares
Tool kit
Vacuum pump
Operators manual


Two year limited warranty
24 hour technical support