Oceanic VTX – The rarest dive computer in SA

Be one of only 3 people in South Africa to own a VTX in 2014

R16 000 complete with transmitter

VTX

OCEANIC VTX

READY, SET, DIVE.

The future of personal dive computers powered by OLED color display and Bluetooth technology has arrived. Oceanic is proud to introduce the VTX. With an easy-to-use interface, amazing readability, powerful features, and simplicity at its core, VTX is the new benchmark for modern dive computer design.

Overview

Cutting edge technology coupled with powerful features could not be any easier to experience. A hoseless, air-integrated computer with patented airtime remaining algorithm. High contrast OLED colour screen, tilt compensated 3-axis digital compass, Bluetooth ready, up to 4 nitrox mixes, user replaceable battery and an intuitive push button menu system.

Bluetooth 4.0

The VTX is the first dive computer engineered to take full advantage of Bluetooth. The means interacting with your dive computer immediately before and after the dive couldn’t be any easier. There’s no longer any need to connect your dive computer to a computer. The DiverLog for iOS App takes care of everything wirelessly. Full remote control of all your dive computer settings – anywhere. View Log and Profile data, add location, notes and other details. Wirelessly update VTX firmware on the go for the latest features and best performance.

User-interface

The VTX has a completely new menu structure, applied across the whole system that brings clarity to the entire experience. The displays and interface are purposely unobtrusive and the clutter has been stripped away. Unnecessary data and icons have been removed to allow a greater focus on what matters most… the dive. It’s about showing you what you need to see when you want to see it. That’s it.

OLED screen: Our ultra-bright high contrast full colour OLED Display means your dive data is always clearly displayed – no matter what kind of conditions you’re diving in. Adjust the intensity on-the-fly for perfect clarity and battery savings when a super bright screen is not needed.

Features / Benefits

  • Bluetooth ready for wireless transfer of dive profiles and dive computer settings.
  • Compatible with soon-to-be-released PC, Mac and iOS applications
  • Advanced features for today’s technically-savvy diver, yet comes out-of-the-box-simple for new or less frequent divers
  • Powered by Dual Algorithm® allowing you to choose the decompression algorithm that best suits your diving needs without compromising safety
  • Hoseless air integration with patented Air Time Remaining Algorithm provides calculations in real time, allowing accurate gas management
  • 3-Axis Digital Compass with Full Tilt Compensation
  • Up to 4 Nitrox mixes – each with individual PO2 set points
  • Automatic Safety Stop Countdown
  • Optional Deep Stop with Countdown Timer
  • Intuitive push button menu interface with “Step Back” allows for easy settings preview and edits while viewing the menus
  • Firmware Update Ready
  • User Replaceable Battery with 30-40 dive hour life*. Data Retention maintains settings and calculations between battery changes

*Battery life varies depending on several factors, mostly display intensity setting. Use may be extended by adjusting the display manually (above and/or underwater) or by enabling auto-adjust.

 

FEATURES & FUNCTIONS VTX
Model Hoseless Air Integrated Wrist, 3-Axis Digital Compass, 4 Gas Transmitters, Bluetooth Compatible
Modes of Operation NORM (AIR / NITROX), GAUGE, FREE, and COMPASS
Push Buttons 3 (Mode/Back, Advance, Select)
Mounting Options Wrist
Activation WATER OR PUSH BUTTON
Algorithm Basis DUAL ALGORITHM®
CHOICE BETWEEN PELAGIC DSAT* (SPENCER/POWELL DATA BASIS) OR PELAGIC Z+ (BUHLMAN ZHL-16C DATA BASIS)
Altitude Algorithm Basis NOAA
O2 Limit Basis NOAA
Tissue Compartments 12 (5 to 480 minutes)
Automatic Altitude Adjustment 600 meters – 4300 meters
Personal Conservative Factor Adjustment On/Off
Altitude Algorithm Basis NOAA
O2 Limit Basis NOAA
Decompression Capability 3-18 m
Automatic Safety Stop Prompt YES – ADJUSTABLE DEPTH AND TIME WITH MANUAL (RUN-TIMER) OPTION
Cylinder Pressure and Air Time Remaining PATENTED AIR TIME REMAINING ALGORITHM
Audible Alarm YES – MAY BE DEACTIVATED AND/OR CUSTOMIZED BY USER
Alarm Acknowledgment (U/W Deactivation) YES
Ascent Rate Range 3-9 meters per minute / 6-18 meters per minute
Ascent Rate Maximum 9 meters per minute (<18 meters)
18 meters per minute (>18 meters)
Display Active Matrix OLED
Display Intensity Options USER ADJUSTABLE INTENSITY 10% – 100%
AUTO-DIM SENSOR OPTION
User Replaceable Batteries Wrist Unit: (1) 3v CR2
Transmitter: (1) 3v CR2
Battery Life* 30 DIVE HOURS
Battery Retention (retains calculations
and settings between battery changes)
YES
Navigation MENU WITH “STEP BACK”
Low Battery Indicator (Graphic) YES, includes access to status screens to check A300 CS and each Transmitter
Calendar / Clock YES
Operating Depth (Max) 100 meters
Operating Depth (Gauge & FREE Mode) 122 meters
Time to Fly Countdown DUAL 12-HOUR COUNTDOWN & CALCULATED DESATURATION
Dive Mode Displays MAIN WITH 1 ALTERNATE
Dive Mode FO2 Switch (M) MODE BUTTON – UP TO 4 MIXES
High O2 Alarm / Warning 300 SOTU / DOTU
High PO2 Alarm / Warning 1.4 DEFAULT OR USER SETTING (1.0 – 1.6 in .5 increments)
On-Unit Log Capacity 24 DIVES
History Mode TOTAL NUMBER OF DIVES, ELAPSED DIVE TIME AND MAXIMUM DEPTH
Desktop Interface
(with Included direct connect USB cable
or optional bluetooth dongle)
ACI FOR WINDOWS (Available May 1, 2014)
DIVERLOG FOR MAC OSX (Available May 15, 2014)
DOWNLOAD DATA, UPLOAD SETTINGS AND FIRMWARE UPDATE
iOS Interface DIVERLOG FOR MOBILE iOS  (Available June 1, 2014)
DOWNLOAD DATA, UPLOAD SETTINGS, SYNCH WITH DIVERLOG FOR MAC OSX AND DIVECLOUD 
Download Memory Capacity 2 MB**
Pre-Dive Planning Sequence PUSH BUTTON 9 -58 meters
On-Unit Simulator and Dive Planner NO
Message Box ALPHA NUMERIC GRAPHICS – MODES, ALARMS AND SETTINGS
Temperature Display YES
User Reset / Power Off NO
Air Time Remaining IN MINIUTES
Nitrogen Tissue Loading Bar Graph YES
Oxygen Loading NUMERIC %
Variable Ascent Rate Bar Graph ALPHA DISPLAY
No Decompression Time Remaining Display YES
Air Time Remaining Display YES
O2 Time Remaining Display YES
Set Mode with Rapid Advance YES
Set “Turn Around” Pressure Alarm YES
Set “Ending” Pressure Alarm YES
Set FO2 Value (%) Gas 1 AIR, 21-50%
Set FO2 Value (%) Gas 2 OFF, 21-100%
Set FO2 Value (%) Gas 3 OFF, 21-100%
Set Audible Alarm On/Off YES
Set Max Depth Alarm YES
Set Elapsed Dive Time Alarm YES
Set Maximum Nitrogen Tissue Loading Bar Graph Alarm YES
Set Personal Conservative Factor YES
Set Dive Time Remaining Alarm YES
Set Units Of Measurement YES
Set Time Format (12/24 Hour) YES
Set Time of Day YES
Set Date YES
Set Maximum PO2 Alarm YES
Set FO2 79/50% Default YES
Set Display Intensity USER ADJUSTABLE 10% – 100%
AUTO-DIM SENSOR OPTION
Set Sampling Rate (Profile Download Interval) 1 (Free Dive Mode Only)/ 2/15/30/60 SECONDS
Set Safety Stop Depth and Time YES
Set Digital Gauge Mode On/Off YES
Set Water Activation On/Off YES
Warranty 2 YEAR
30-Day Satisfaction Guarantee YES
Made in USA YES

*Battery life varies depending on several factors including display intensity setting (user adjustable on surface and underwater), water temperature and age of the battery. Use may be extended by dimming the display underwater.

** Oceanic Dive Computers have user selectable Sampling Rates that determine when data is sampled and stored for subsequent download to associated PC interface programs. More frequent sampling provides more data per dive yet results in storage of fewer dives for download. Use with Air or Nitrox, with or without air integration, dive profiles, Free Diving activities, and other variables may also affect the number of dives that can be stored.

Sampling Rate Estimated Capacity
60 Seconds 200 Hours
30 Seconds 100 Hours
15 Seconds 50 Hours
2 Seconds 10 Hours
1 Seconds (Free Dive) 5 Hours