Friday, April 27, 2012

Skids to Protect Push Camera and Make Your Inspection Efficient

Pipe camera with skid attached
Special skids allow the camera to be centered in the pipe. It is very important to provide high quality image of inspection. These skids prevent the camera from damage in case of any traps or obstacles inside. 
They are made from heavy duty composite nylon and would be good addition to your sewer or drain camera. There are different types of skids you can choose from.

Thursday, April 26, 2012

Handheld Snake Camera

ISnake handheld snake camera
Please meet new iSnake handheld snake camera! This universal tool can be used for remote visual inspection. You can inspect pipelines, sewers or drains, air or chimney ducts. It is easy to operate and one person can easily use all of its features.
Due to a new CCD camera chip which features 1,300,000 pixel resolution, and faster processing, you get a crisp and detailed image on the integrated 3.5" color monitor. The camera and push rod are completely water/oil proof (IP68).  The iSnake camera features easy to use, large ergonomic controls, and an intuitive operation. 
Files are captured to SD memory card, and captured images and video can be downloaded directly to a computer or laptop via a USB cable. A video output jack can transfer the live image to a larger TV monitor. 
Please contact me, if you need more assistance. 

Sunday, April 22, 2012

Pumper & Cleaner Expo

At the end of February our Exectutive Director Vitaly Ananyev and Technical Specialist Terry Peristerakis traveled to Indianapolis to attend the Pumper & Cleaner Expo. The expo ran from February 27th until March 1st, with over 10,000 attendees and more than 500 exhibitors, it focused on septic, drain, and sewer systems, maintenance and installation. Our booth was focused on promoting our pipe inspection products, and we met a lot of interesting people, and made some good contacts.   

Featured at our booth was our “Anaconda”Pan-and-Tilt Push Camera Videoscope, the “Viper” Portable Push Camera, the “ViperS” Portable Push Camera as well as the “Voyager” Video Borescope. We got some good feedback regarding our products and pricing, with people commenting that the “Viper S” is one of the best priced units on the market.
You can read more about these products here and here

Friday, April 20, 2012

Why Should i Use Snake Camera?

Snake Camera VOYAGER
Recently I visited several forums in various spheres: plumbing, car repair and others. I was amazed how popular so called snake cameras were. Many technicians look for economical still efficient solution of their inspection needs.   
A snake camera consists of a color monitor and a flexible probe with a camera and LED light source in the tip. Length 1 or 2 meters are among the most popular.  There are many offers and much competition in the market.  
Once I discussed what snake camera is the best for car inspection.  Quite often one considers only pricing. No doubt, it is one of important aspects. But apart from price there are many others: convenience of use and design, reliability and after-sales service and so on.
Please, read a nice article about snake cameras. You will find a nice comparison and professional description of snake cameras available on the market.

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Participation in Heli-Expo trade show

Mid February saw our Executive Director Vitaly Ananyev and Technical Specialist Matthew Sauerbrei, travelling to Dallas for the Heli-Expo held there from the 11th to the 14th. The biggest Heli-Expo in history, with record sales in the heavy medium to heavy duty sized helicopters for Sykorski, Eurocopter and Agusta Westland. The maintenance end of the sale was quite small and many larger companies were there just to show their products, not so much for sales of the products. 
At our booth we featured the “Quasar 4” 4-way Articulating Video Borescope, the “Rigel” 360 Degree 2-way Articulating Borescope and the “Orion 2” VideoBorescope. 
Our products were met with interest and we made many new business contacts.

Monday, April 16, 2012

New Generation of Illuminators

Rigid borescope with light source
Optical endoscopes or borescopes are very popular for inspection of hard-to-reach places. Rigid borescopes provide better image. The image is transmitted through a system of rod lenses to the eyepiece. There are also flexible borescopes or fiberscopes, which can have articulation of tip, and image is transmitted through flexible glass fibers.
Illumination of objects under study is performed by external light sources. The better illumination - the better inspection of important objects. Light is generated and transmitted to the borescope by a special light cable or light guide that connects the illuminator and borescope.  Such illuminators can be Halogen, Xenon, Metal Halide or LED. They all have their own pros and cons. Halogen, metal halide and xenon light sources have a high intensity, but the life span of their bulbs is generally very limited, some hundreds of hours.  Spare bulbs are costly.
Today LED light sources become more and more popular. Due to achievements of LED technology, LED-based illuminators get more light intensity and now it equals or exceeds halogen or xenon illuminators.
Powerful LED Light Source with Borescope attached A new LED illuminator represents the next generation of powerful light sources for the widest application. Now you can stop using fragile and sensitive halogen, xenon, or metal halide light sources.
This unit is a very cost-effective solution with extremely long life expectancy (more than 60 000 Hrs, longer than a 250W halogen, or 100W Xenon bulb), while at the same time the light output, at 650K Lux, easily replaces even the 250W halogen light sources.
Light intensity is controlled via a dimmer switch with an LCD display, which provides you with a quantified number for the illumination intensity.

Please contact our experts for more information, or go to Light Sources catalog

Monday, April 9, 2012

Several Reasons to Use Sewer Cameras

Video Inspection of pipes and sewer systems is becoming more and more important, and is done with a digital inspection camera essentially attached to a push snake rod to provide the user with a push camera inserted down the pipes and that is able to inspect the inside of these pipes that would otherwise be inaccessible. 
The snake camera is attached to a screen for real time visualization that can also be recorded. These plumbing cameras can help visualize clogs and damage to pipes and sewer systems quickly in residential and commercial buildings. As a plumber finding the root cause of the problem in a pipe or sewer system in a timely manner will greatly increase productivity. Being able to use a pipe camera to visualize problems will aid you in permanently fixing plumbing problems the first time they occur. Knowing the specific nature of a plumbing problem will also help you better determine the most efficient way to deal with drain problems, saving you and your customers, time, effort, and money.
Plumbing Camera for inspection with a reel
Most demanded products for plumbers are Viper and Viper-S push cameras. These are reliable still chip CCTV portable push cameras that featured waterproof probe with a CCD chip for crisper image, bright LED lights, 7” TFT LCD display and image/video recording. With working length up to 40 meters they can be used for inspections of either main or lateral lines. For basic inspections of sinks, and toilet joints, plumbers prefer our most affordable Voyager snake camera.

Pipe Inspection Cameras can be used for a variety of functions, including:
  • Check the specific nature of a clog or damage
  • Determine exact area of damage or clog
  • Verify the blockage been removed following service
  • Determine types of pipes used
  • Inspect new pipes  and sewer systems
  • Check condition of older pipes and sewer systems
  • Recognize problem areas before there is damage or clogs.
  • Locate pipes underground or in walls
Please contact me for more information 

Friday, April 6, 2012

Duct HVAC Camera

Inspection of HVAC duct with borescopeDuct (HVAC) cleaning is an important part of maintaining good air quality in any building, if ducts are not being cleaned properly, air polluted by dust and other fine particles that can be harmful, will be circulated throughout the system. 
The best way to ensure ducts are being cleaned completely is to visually inspect them, this can now be accomplished using HVAC inspection cameras. These CCTV cameras are composed of a digital inspection camera attached to a push rod to enable the camera to access all parts of the duct work. With these HVAC cameras, small, normally inaccessible places in duct work can now be remotely visually inspected during and after cleaning to ensure a thorough job is done. Real time video of ducts can be seen by cleaning professionals and be shown to customers using a HVCA dust inspection camera, allowing them to appreciate the state of duct work before and after cleaning. Using a dust camera will also ensure dusts are properly and completely cleaned the first time. Proper use of a HVAC camera system will save you and your customers, time, effort, and money, and increase your productivity.
Camera head of HVAC duct cameraAll kinds of portable inspection devices now available on the market, semi rigid borescopes (aka Snake Cameras) are very popular and Medit's Voyager scope can be used for duct inspection as well. If you're looking for better quality picture and more remote access (up to 40 meter) Viper or Viper-S portable push cameras would be the best choice. You can also check out our Anaconda Pan-and-Tilt camera if you need as more visual access and maneuvering as possible. 
Contact our sales specialist to ensure you find the right camera to fit your needs for the best value, or go to HVAC cameras page at

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

How to Keep Chimney Clean

      We all love the view and atmosphere of relaxing ambiance and comfort created by fireplaces. But fireplaces and chimneys require control and care. Not only houses, but also industrial chimneys are to be inspected regularly for safety and efficiency.
Chimney Inspection Cameras are becoming increasingly popular, especially when physical inspection of chimney surfaces is not feasible. This is particularly necessary for small diameter chimney liners, old stone flues in unknown condition, in order to get safety certificates.  

CCTV cameras are successfully used for a number of applications including:
  • Checking the condition of chimney and flues liners
  • Chimney survey and documentation
  • Confirmation of suspected crack or other potential flaws in the components
  • Visual inspection of chimneys prior to lining
  • Checking for damages after chimney fire or any sudden disaster that could damage the chimney.
  • Video documentation for insurance claims
  • Inspections of any blockages
The “Anaconda - CH" Pan-and-Tilt Chimney Camera is one of the most advanced devices to use for inspecting chimneys, air ducts, flue liners, fireplaces, and flues.   The best feature of this unit is the ability to pan the camera head 360⁰ and tilt it 180⁰ to view and capture every detail of your inspection. This allows technicians to get a full view and assess the condition of the liner and joints for any imperfections.  
The camera head features a compact (53mm) detachable design which is completely water and dust proof and contains 14 super bright LED lights to illuminate the walls and provide consistent illumination. The light intensity is easily controlled to avoid flaring, and the sensitive Sony CCD chip is protected by a thick scratch-proof glass lens, which can be easily cleaned with a lens spray or washed off.
Please contact me for more information, or go to chimney camera page on