5 Reasons to Use ZistosHD Rescue Tools

1.        High Capacity Batteries
2.        Motorized Articulation
3.        Low-Latency Video  
4.        Wide Array of Interchangeable Accessories
5.        Connectivity to External Networks

High Capacity Long-Lasting Batteries

Rescue teams are often positioned in out-of-the-way locations and in time-critical situations. Being able to quickly swap out a battery and know it will last for the duration of a much-needed rescue mission is vital.  ZistosHD Rescue Systems all use long-lasting, rechargeable Smart Lithium-ion batteries. The Extended Capacity Battery (BAT-15XL) is included with all of the ZistosHD Rescue Systems. The BAT-15XL can typically run for 6-12 hours, depending on camera options and illumination settings. The battery also has an easily viewable, built-in five segment LCD charge level indicator, which displays the charge level even when it is not connected to the system.

Articulating Motorized Poles

Lightweight, easy-to-use rescue tools are essential for technical search teams. The ZistosHD telescoping poles offer the flexibility and durability needed for real-life conditions.  The HD motorized series are weatherproof, lightweight carbon fiber poles, which makes using them excellent for extended time, and in any environment. 

The ZistosHD motorized poles allow the operator to adjust the camera position remotely. This is important when the pole is extended and the camera is not accessible to the operator, or it is inserted into a collapsed structure or void space in rubble.

These poles terminate with an articulating camera mount and enable the operator to remotely rotate the camera to pan +/- 120°. The motion is controlled using the buttons on the HD Handle, or using the touch screen controls on the display. The operator can control zoom, video capture, illumination and more. The HD Poles use easy twist collars to expand and collapse, and are available in lengths from 3 to 30 feet. Unlike many existing articulating pole cameras, our camera has a specially designed slip-clutch that provides protection against damage to the motor assembly if the camera is forced backwards when in use.

Low-Latency Wireless Video Streaming

For rescue missions, low-latency video supports operations that require near real-time access to quickly changing conditions. Many other digital video systems are plagued by slow response that can create a delay of many seconds between the event and the viewable video image. The low-latency feature in the ZistosHD systems allows the video images to be viewable without an appreciable delay. The system can also be utilized in a wired configuration when wireless operation is not feasible. The ZistosHD system will directly support up to three different wireless viewers concurrently.

Wide Variety of Interchangeable System Options

ZistosHD’s modular design allows maximum flexibility for the rescue team in the field. One system can be configured to serve multiple applications, and added to as needs arise. Interchangeable poles — different types and lengths — can be paired with an array of camera technologies such as ultra low-light, 10X zoom, and dual mode thermal that generates both standard B/W video and thermal imaging. Maximizing the usefulness of a system also enables rescue departments to get the most from their investment in Zistos equipment. ZistosHD components are deliberately designed to be forward compatible.

External Network

Video images can be shared with others to view situations as they unfold in real-time, on multiple displays. Zistos offers an optional WiFi network bridge attachment, which enables multiple ZistosHD systems to be simultaneously viewed on a single computer via a common external network. Other rescue teams can observe an ongoing operation as backup and/or for training — without compromising the security of the transmitted information.

The system supports WPA2-PSK (AES) encryption for secure video transmission. It can also be configured for fully-wired operation for situations where wireless operation is not practical. The system’s video is also compatible with commonly used ATAK compliant external radios.

ExplorerSCOPE™, a Revolution in Cargo Security

The ExplorerSCOPE (Part#: ESM) is our most technologically advanced tool for cargo security and counter-terrorism operations. It is a 9mm diameter videoscope that allows an inspector to make a complete visual assessment of the interior of shipping containers, trailers and other cargo vessels, through a hole as small as 10mm in diameter without opening doors or hatches.

Designed for maximum portability, the ExplorerSCOPE is battery-powered and combines a powerful internal laser light source, coupled with electronically-enhanced low-light video and a built-in high-resolution video monocular. It can generate images as far as 30+ feet away in pitch black conditions. The ExplorerSCOPE can be a highly effective tool in search/discovery operations, where human trafficking, narcotics, and other contraband may be hidden in cargo areas.

The basic system is packed in a small, hard case that contains the scope, optional 5.5” display, guide tube, batteries and battery charger. A backpack version is also available with the same components plus a cordless drill with drill bit, spare battery, and charger. An optional WiFi transmitter adapter allows real-time video images from the scope to be wirelessly transmitted to other displays.

Criminal and terrorist activities remain a continuous threat. Zistos Corporation offers safe and effective solutions to help detect and thwart smuggling and terrorist activities.

ExplorerSCOPE Information Sheet

Visit us at NTTC Tank Truck Week 2019!

From September 30th to October 2nd we will be showcasing the capabilities of our wireless ZistosHD Tanker Inspection System at NTTC’s Tank Truck Week 2019. Stop by Booth 326 for a hands-on demonstration.

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Illinois State Police SWAT Trooper Nicholas Hopkins

It is with great regret and sadness that we acknowledge the loss of  Illinois State Police SWAT Trooper Nicholas Hopkins.

On August 23, 2019, at approximately 5:26 a.m., Trooper Nicholas Hopkins and other ISP Troopers were executing a search warrant at a residence in the 1400 block of North 42nd Street in East Saint Louis. There was an exchange of gunfire at the residence, and Trooper Hopkins was struck. Trooper Hopkins was transported to a local area hospital with life threatening injuries. At approximately 6:10 p.m., Trooper Hopkins succumbed to his injuries.

Trooper Nicholas Hopkins is survived by his wife Whitney Hopkins; children Evelyn and Owen (twins), and Emma; Donations may be made to the Hopkins family by visiting the Illinois State Police Heritage Foundation website at www.isphf.org/donations, or via U.S. mail to Illinois State Police Heritage Foundation, P.O. Box 8168, Springfield, Illinois 62791. On the website, please ensure to note in the comments section, “Trooper Nick Hopkins Memorial Fund.”