Zistos Dual Mode Thermal Camera (THC-50D)

The Zistos Dual Mode Thermal Camera (THC-50D) is one of the “hottest” camera heads we have on the market. Thermal imagers let you see the world in a way that is impossible to visualize with the naked eye. It lets you see heat, however, thermal images alone can sometimes be ambiguous. Sometimes it is hard to understand when viewing a thermal image what it is you are actually looking at. Details about the subject and surrounding environment can be confusing and hard to identify.

That’s why we designed the Dual Mode Thermal – it lets you see the image in a way that is familiar, along with the thermal image. It allows the operator to instantly switch between thermal imaging and low-light, standard black & white video by a mere turn of the illumination knob.

The THC-50D camera head has built in covert, IR illumination that is used by the standard video camera for illumination, it is enclosed in a slim 1.9” diameter cylindrical housing, and it is designed to be rugged and weather-resistant.

And of course, the THC-50D camera head is designed to attach to any Zistos pole – of any length – or any cable.  So that it can be inserted into an inaccessible or dangerous area.

In Thermal mode, the WalkAbout display shows a thermal indicator that gives you a temperature scale and reading for what the operator is aiming the cross-hairs at the center of the image and the image can be set to produce different colors at different temperature thresholds.

One major benefit of owning a Zistos Video System is the modularity of every component we manufacture, including the THC-50D.  This means if you already own a Zistos system you can add any component or camera to your kit and it will be fully compatible.

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.

Does your operation involve rail or truck tankers?

Zistos Corporation has been designing remote video inspection systems to safely and efficiently inspect the interior of vats, hoppers and tanks for industry since 2001. We are proud to announce the introduction of our NEW Tanker Inspection Camera System, (Part #: IAD-TIPZ-A6). This system is specifically designed to allow for a safe and thorough inspection of the interior of a rail or truck tanker. Just as important, the system allows the user to record and document the conditions. You can now prove that a proper cleaning was completed and the interior area was clean and devoid of any foreign objects or cross contaminants!

Inspecting a tank car has traditionally presented challenges. It is difficult to thoroughly inspect the interior of a car from outside; and as a confined space, a tank car can be inherently hazardous for inspectors to enter. A Video Inspection System from Zistos meets these challenges by offering safe, visual inspection of all areas of the interior of a tank car without a confined space entry.

The Zistos system consists of a specially designed self-illuminating zoom camera mounted to a pole. The pole telescopes down into the tank area and can be manipulated in any direction to allow for a thorough visual inspection of the tanker interior. Images are viewed and can be recorded on a battery-powered LCD display. Video recordings and still images can be recorded onto an internal memory card or transmitted via WiFi to a Smartphone, tablet or computer on a network. The system is ruggedly designed and easy to operate.

Structural issues, corrosion, mold, foreign objects, residue from wash operations, cross contaminants from previous loads and evidence of vermin can be revealed with our system. It allows an inspector to view all areas of the inside of a tank car without being exposed to the many risks associated with a confined space entry. Plus, the DVR option allows digital records to be kept that document the time, date, and results of inspections. These records can be easily stored and archived offering evidence that the tanker was as it should be following a cleaning process!

All Zistos systems are weatherproof, battery-powered, portable, durable, lightweight, compact, and made in the USA.

If you have any questions or want to schedule a hands-on demonstration of any Zistos system, please contact any member of the Zistos sales team. Give us a call today so that we can show you how using a Zistos video inspection system can help maintain brand integrity, improve quality, improve safety by eliminating dangerous confined space entry operations and help reduce costs.

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.

Zistos Vehicle Search – When Failure is Not an Option

Zistos Corporation has a Video Search System designed for passenger and commercial vehicles that can be applied anywhere and is more effective at seeing suspicious indicators than can be accomplished with the naked eye or with using rolling mirrors. Mirrors may work to some degree as a deterrent, but are largely ineffective in actually seeing any details.

In many instances, these indicators can be very subtle and would easily be missed using other methods.  The system is portable, rapidly deployable, weather resistant, and easy to operate.  It lets you see the subtle signs of tampering and other suspicious indicators on commercial and passenger vehicles that are often associated with acts of terrorism, and smuggling.

If you are truly interested in real security efforts involving vehicle screening to protect your facility, asset or event, call us for a free demonstration or quote.  Zistos Vehicle Search tools, when failure is not an option.

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

Camera Enhancement: 10x Zoom Camera

Zistos Corp. has long been a manufacturer of portable video systems that are used to inspect or surveil areas that are inaccessible or dangerous to enter. We are always working on our products to increase their capability and value.

Our newest enhancement involves one of our more popular products used in remote video inspection applications – our 10x Zoom Camera module. Our Zoom Camera head is one of the more unique products that we offer. It is a sealed, submersible, self-illuminating camera head. It attaches to any of our flex end or articulating poles that range in length from two feet to forty feet. Our Zoom Camera offers a true 10x optical zoom capability and it can be attached to any of our poles for remote inspection tasks. The optical zoom function is accomplished with an internal lens train that magnifies objects within the field of view like any zoom function would. This is to be differentiated from a digital zoom function that many cameras offer, these increase the size of the image by doubling the pixel size – thus degrading the image quality. Our camera gives you a larger image and preserves the detail.

We are typically looking into areas that are dark and we rely on the illuminators on the camera head to properly illuminate an area. Our newly enhanced Zoom Camera head has been optimized to produce 4 times the light intensity than our previous design. This improvement allows the operator to see more detail at further distances in a dark environment AND it is fully compatible with our line of rugged battery powered LCD displays and video recorders. This is a great inspection tool to insert into tanks, vaults, hoppers, or any dark confined space that is dangerous to enter or inaccessible. It allows the operator to see small details, in a dangerous and dark environment, without the need to enter the space.

We would welcome the opportunity to show you how our new enhanced zoom camera can be used to increase the safety and effectiveness of your inspection operation. Please go to our website for more information, or contact us with any questions, or to request a no obligation on site demo of our telescoping pole camera system with our new Zoom Camera that has 4 times the illumination of our previous models.

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

The Newly Upgraded IR Zoom Camera

One of our more popular products in our line of tactical surveillance tools is our IR illuminated Zoom Camera. We are one of the few manufacturers that offer’s a camera that has a true 10X optical zoom in a self-illuminated, IR camera.

The camera, like most of our products, is modular and can be mounted on any of our telescoping pole designs or drop cables. The zoom capability of this camera goes beyond the typical fixed focus and magnification optics on most other cameras that are used in tactical surveillance applications. The IR illuminators used on the IR Zoom camera are outside of the visible spectrum but can be sensed by our video electronics, thus yielding a truly stealthy tactical surveillance tool.

What we have done is changed the illuminators to a new design that yields approximately 4 times the amount of IR illumination as our previous model. This means that you can see further, with more detail, in dark environments and still maintain stealth. As mentioned, the camera utilizes a true optical lens train for the zoom – so you do not loose resolution when the image gets magnified and as a side benefit the system is fully weather resistant and the camera and pole are completely immersible in water.

Here at Zistos we predominantly utilize a wired design for handling the video. Wireless technology can be layered in if required, but in most circumstances the wired approach is going to ensure that your sensitive tactical video cannot be intercepted, detected or recorded by unauthorized third parties – it will only be viewed by members of your tactical team and anyone else that is involved in the operation.

Our new IR Zoom camera with its enhanced IR illumination joins the ranks of our other tactical surveillance products, such as our Thermal Pole Cameras, Under Door Cameras, our 40 foot Extended Reach Pole Cameras, IR StealthScope and our Through-The-Wall Camera. These varied tactical surveillance tools are fully compatible with each other and many of their parts are interchangeable. The net result is a complete tactical surveillance tools that maximizes your ability to garner real time visual intelligence in a covert manner and help insure the safety and success of your tactical missions.

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