Benefits of Motorized Articulation and Optical Zoom in Victim Location Operations

ZistosHD Victim Location Systems are wireless, high definition systems designed to help operators facilitate victim location operations following building collapses, natural disasters or other search and rescue missions. All ZistosHD systems are modular and different system configurations are available. The systems can be custom configured with different poles and camera technology to best fit the needs and budget of a USAR team.

The ZistosHD Victim Location tool combines the ZistosHD handle, a wireless HD tablet display and can be configured with a telescoping, motorized carbon fiber pole, and a 1080P, self-illuminating, 10X optical zoom camera. When configured with a ZistosHD 10X Optical Zoom camera (WPC-2.5Z-HD) and Motorized Articulating Pole (HDP-MCXX) you get the perfect tool to assist operators in both rapid search assessments and methodical grid searches.

This zoom camera has a 10 times optical zoom which does not lose ANY resolution when magnifying the image. This is unlike many of the search cameras on the market that utilize digital zoom functions. Digital zoom technology will typically lose resolution as soon as you begin to magnify the image.

The system can also be configured with full communication capabilities that allow the operator to hear the subtle sounds of a victim and communicate back to them with audio. Multiple ZistosHD display tablets can be used to view the image from a single system. This allows members on the USAR team to view images in real-time that are related to a victim location operation.

The telescoping, carbon fiber pole features a motorized articulation camera mount which is remotely controlled using the handle buttons or touchscreen controls on the wireless display. The articulation feature allows the camera head to pan, +/-120 degrees. Pole lengths available for ZistosHD motorized articulating, telescoping poles are 6ft (1.8m), 10ft (3m), 16ft (4.9m), 24 ft (7.3m), and 30 ft (9.1m). The articulation speed of the motorized assembly can be adjusted to best fit the nature of the search application. This is of benefit when it is necessary to slow down the camera pan function to conduct a detailed grid search for victims, or keeping quick articulation for rapid search assessments of a void space. The motorized head can be auto-centered by double tapping the center button on the control handle for ease of extraction from an insertion point.

Batteries are also a strong point for the ZistosHD systems. The rechargeable battery runtime for the system can last from 6-10 hours, and the systems include two batteries each.

In conclusion, a ZistosHD Victim Location System with a motorized pole and 10X optical zoom camera   has all of the features to maximize success in victim location operations. All ZistosHD systems are modular and systems are available that can be custom configured with different poles and camera technology to best fit the needs and budget of a USAR team.

Introducing the new ZistosHD Vehicle Search System

Zistos is introducing our new ZistosHD Vehicle Search System. This system is designed for a single operator to inspect vehicles for details of modification or tampering that may conceal narcotics, contraband, weapons and explosives. The system reduces the risk of operator injury by removing the need to kneel, crawl or climb during an inspection. This single, portable system can inspect an entire commercial or passenger vehicle including wheel wells, under vehicle, on top of vehicle, cargo areas, under pallets, engine compartments and passenger compartments without the need for any camera installations and in any weather conditions.

The ZistosHD Vehicle Search System combines an 8ft telescoping pole with a 1080P, self-illuminating color camera, protected by a hardened steel sled that both protects the camera as well as allows the system to glide across any hard surface. The system is powered by a high capacity, rechargeable lithium ion battery with a runtime of 6-12 hours depending on illumination levels. The image is then viewed on the accompanied HD tablet which can be used in a wireless or wired configuration depending on user preference.

When the system is equipped with its wireless bridge option, the system can be linked to an external network and stream its inspection video onto the internet. This allows the video to be viewed anywhere on a mobile device, or computer that has internet access– in real-time. The system video format is also compatible with third-party video software, such as Milestone, and many others. The removable SD card allows for easy archival of still images and video clips without taking the system out of service.

The ZistosHD Vehicle Search System with its inclusion of high capacity batteries, complete portability, for a single use system has been designed to effectively search any area in a passenger or commercial vehicle using 1080P. It is ideally suited for anyone who needs to inspect vehicles at secure checkpoints for contraband, weapons and explosives.