Rail/Truck Tanker Inspection System


The Zistos Truck/Rail Tanker Inspection System (IAD-TIPZ40-B6) with built in DVR is designed for food, beverage and chemical processing companies to inspect and document the inside of rail, truck tankers or any processing tank prior to filling and without the need to enter into a confined space!

Our systems are used to look for foreign objects, corrosion, basic hygienic conditions, mold, vermin, and other contaminants.  When these camera systems are inserted into these spaces, you can look at impellers, liners, little voids that might have residue build up from previous operations that can cause contamination. The system can facilitate a proper visual inspection to ensure that the tank interior is in a hygienic state prior to filling with product.

The system can also be used to inspect tanks for mandated inspection procedures that happen on an annual or bi-annual basis and look for pitting, cracks, corrosion and other structural issues.

The kit includes one self-illuminating, low light 40:1 optical zoom color camera, a telescoping 6 foot T-Pole pole designed to straddle the tanker car hatch and allows a 360° view of all areas inside of a tanker car to be visually assessed for problems. The kit also includes our standard 5.6” LCD WalkAbout DVR display that can record live video or still images to an SD card for later review.

The benefit of our system is it facilitates these inspections which are safe and easy to accomplish, thus improving quality and at the same time improving safety.  Documenting the inspection will help prove cleanliness should anything go awry further in the supply chain.

Please watch our video so that we can show you how to increase safety, reduce operating costs and liability by conducting a thorough visual inspection of the inside of the tank without the need to make a confined space entry.

For more information, please don’t hesitate to reach out by phone: (631) 434-1370, email: info@zistos.com or website: www.zistos.com.  We look forward to hearing from you.

Portable Network Surveillance Camera Interview

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The Zistos Portable Network Surveillance Camera provides encrypted, wireless IP-based video surveillance. It is a self-contained, battery-operated, wireless network camera in a single, rugged, weatherproof, carry case with wheels and handle for easy transportation. It includes a rechargeable battery, telescoping pole (up to 78″ high), and infrared camera that can be remotely controlled to pan, tilt and zoom (18x Optical). No external power or wires are needed for its operation and images can be viewable on a PC or laptop.  The system allows for up to 6 PNSCs in a circuit.

It can be rapidly deployed anywhere and the system can be set up in less than five minutes. The PNSC is suitable for a wide range of applications including surveillance, border security, disaster management, and industrial site safety/security.  The system also features a motion activation alarm that when movement occurs within an area of interest (say a front door) this alarm will go off on your laptop, alerting you to the motion.

There are three different base options for the PNSC and they include, WiFi, MESH and Cellular.  The WiFi based PNSC uses a basic WiFi connection and connects to a PC/Laptop display.

The MESH based system uses a dual band radio. It still uses a WiFi connection to outside devices but it also uses a secondary mesh based transmitter to communicate with the other camera systems in the network. This makes the network more robust and can correct for network camera transmission problems dynamically as they occur.

The cellular PNSC is the most intriguing of all.  This system can be accessed from anywhere there is a cellular signal.  For example, you could be in New York with the laptop and your PNSC set up could be in California and you could still control and see the video as if you were right next to it.

The PNSC can be a valuable tool for many first responder, security and tactical missions. The PNSC can increase situational awareness in a dynamic fashion. It can allow an operator to remotely view scenes in the field where no other security or infrastructure assets exist.

For more information, please don’t hesitate to reach out by phone: (631) 434-1370, email: info@zistos.com or website: www.zistos.com.  We look forward to hearing from you.

Internal Inspection of Tanker Trailers/Rail Tankers

The System

Safely Inspect the Interior of Tanker Trucks and Rail Tankers

Designed to perform a safe visual inspection of the interior of a tanker trailer or rail tanker car for hygienic conditions, foreign objects, cracks and corrosion without the need for a confined space entry.  The system utilizes a self-illuminating, high power 40X optical zoom camera positioned at a right angle on the end of the pole. The camera can rotate 360° in a horizontal plane and pivots forward, back, left and right for a full range of motion. Images are viewed on a 5.6” LCD display that can record live video or still images to an SD card, or transmitted via WiFi to a network or smartphone for later review.

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Optional Accessories

Barcode Scanner (WBS)

img_1286-003thumbnailOur Wireless Barcode Scanner can help identify the archived video inspection files by superimposing the tanker ID along with the date and time on the images. The tanker ID time/date stamp on the recorded video file provides proof that the tanker was in a suitable state to accept product on a specific time and date.

Valve Inspection Camera (VIC-2)

img_1295-003thumbnail This camera can be used to inspect pipes and valve assemblies on rail or truck tankers transporting bulk liquids to ensure proper operation, hygienic conditions and the absence of residue from previous loads. The 2-foot, self-illuminating, semi rigid gooseneck pole can maintain a desired position to generate a video image of the area of interest. The entire assembly is ruggedly built and the full camera assembly is submersible.

The NEW Zistos T-Pole Tanker System


Zistos Corporation has just introduced a NEW and improved system that is designed to inspect the interior of bulk transportation vessels – such as rail tankers and tanker trailers – without the need to make a confined space entry.  An operator can insert this system into a tanker and look for contaminants, cracks, corrosion, vermin, or just to assess interior conditions to ensure conditions are acceptable for the next load.  Our newest version of this system has been optimized to be:

  • Easier to deploy
  • Simple to use
  • More cost effective

The IAD-TIPZ-H6 system functions with a special pole mounted video camera that has been designed to mount on top of an open manway on a tanker. Internal images of the tanker can be safely viewed when the camera assembly is inserted into the tanker manway and the inspector remains outside of the tankers confined space.  The camera has very bright illuminators that are built in and features 10X optical zoom magnification. The position and angle of the camera can be manipulated by moving the pole so that any area of the tanker interior can be viewed. The video image is viewed on a 5.6” LCD WalkAbout display with a built in video recorder. The WalkAbout DVR display is worn around the operator’s neck and is viewed on the operator’s chest. It is simple to deploy a neck strap that allows easy access and removal. The DVR can record video clips or JPEGs to a removable SD memory card.

A Bluetooth interface in our DVR WalkAbout display permits the use of a wireless laser barcode scanner with this system.  We can scan a barcode for a lot number or ID on a tanker and that information becomes part of your permanent video record. This allows an operator to identify the ID or lot number of a tank or product when viewing previously recorded images that have been stored on a computer.

Our WiFi interface can allow stored images to be instantly transferred to a smart phone, cloud based storage or local area network.

There are numerous benefits to using the IAD-TIPZ-H6 for your bulk transportation vessel inspection needs.  The system will not only keep workers safe by eliminating the need to enter a confined space, but it also offers these benefits:

  • It minimizes the time needed to complete a visual inspection of a tanker
  • It allows you to maintain a visual record of conditions on a specific date/time
  • Images can be shared in near real-time with others not at the location
  • It limits liability because you can prove interior tank conditions were acceptable at your location
  • It is simple to operate – minimal training required
  • The system is highly cost effective

In many instances, the increased efficiency alone will pay for the system in a short amount of time. Lease to own and fixed finance terms are now available through Merrimac Capital, making the system even easier to acquire than previously.  Please contact us today to arrange a no obligation product demonstration.

For more information about Zistos portable video inspection systems, visit our website, or call us at (631) 434-1370 to request a free, no obligation product demonstration.

The Zistos WiFi WalkAbout Display

At Zistos Corporation, we are continuously advancing the capabilities of our products to offer increased functionality and value for our systems.  Our most recent upgrade was to our 5.6” LCD DVR “WalkAbout” Display.  Our new enhancements include a built in GPS Receiver, a WiFi Interface to transfer images and a Bluetooth Interface to control and accept data from other sensors and smart devices.

With the addition of a GPS receiver, you will be able to get coordinate data of wherever you are standing.  The latitude and longitude coordinates will appear right on the screen, which – when united with the current DVR capabilities of the WalkAbout – allows you to record/archive every inspection and/or mission, not only with images, dates and times but exact geographical locations.

Another recent enhancement to our WalkAbout Display was the inclusion of a WiFi Interface which works simultaneously with the already existing DVR platform.  Having this WiFi Interface allows an operator to snap a picture or record a video clip and share it directly with others, who may not be present at your location. This process is achievable through a smartphone application that simply receives the still images and video transmissions from our WalkAbout to a smart phone via the WiFi link.  Once the images/videos are on your phone, they can be shared to a cloud based storage media, or through email, text or any other form of communication.  The system can also be linked to through an existing network to a common computer or other resource.

The final enhancement in this series of upgrades is the wireless Bluetooth Interface.  This interface allows us to slave other devices to our system such as a laser ranger finder.  The laser range finder can be attached to one of our camera heads and can be slaved to the display control buttons. Whenever you press a control button the range finder can generate a distance to any object that is visible on the video screen. The distance reading appears directly on the video screen, layered on top of the video image.

Our new display unit that includes these new features add a lot of value and capability to our system. The new display is fully compatible with EVERY Zistos system that has ever been created. This compatibility allows you to add these new benefits to any existing system.

If you would like more information on any of our new enhancements or would like a product demonstration, please contact us and we would be happy to accommodate you.

For more information about Zistos portable video inspection systems, visit our website, or call us at (631) 434-1370 to request a free, no obligation product demonstration.