What is Optocon? Why is it important? Why Do I need it?
Two years ago, recognizing the vulnerabilities of hard wired electronics in rebreathers, VR Technology started developing a paradigm shifting system called Optocon. The goal was to remove potentially unreliable wiring and connectors within safety critical systems from our Sentinel rebreather and replace them with a much more robust and redundant system. With this change, we delivered a long-term, more reliable system as well as one that was far easier to replace and maintain in a simple modular fashion.
After countless hours of developing, testing and certifying this new technology under CE standards, I want you to understand why we tackled such a challenging issue, so I will try to explain why VR has bothered to spend so long developing the system and why, as a rebreather diver, it is important for you.