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SNAKEEYE is a low-cost handheld remote video inspection system available from INLINE . Lightweight, modular and portable, SnakeEye "lets your eyes travel where you can't”.

Combining a CCD camera and TFT-LCD display technology, SnakeEye delivers crystal-clear, full colour video at a fraction of the price of current remote video inspection systems.

The video inspection system is modular in design so that it can be easily configured to inspect hard-to-reach areas such as behind walls, inside ceilings, in and around pipes and machinery, under vehicles and aircraft, inside engine compartments, behind computer equipment and underneath automobile dashboards - the possible uses are endless.

The device is ideal for quick, non-destructive, qualitative inspections in inaccessible places.

SnakeEye achieves its versatility with an interchangeable camera head that can be attached to a rigid wand, a ring finger attachment or extendible cables.

The device comes equipped with a full range of accessories and also has plug-in capabilities, one of which allows the user to connect to a standard VCR to record and playback images.

SnakeEye is designed to function in harsh industrial and commercial environments and is constructed of high impact, heavy duty plastic that can withstand shock and vibration.

The product resists water, dust and dirt particles and can also be used where grease and non-solvent based chemicals are present.

SnakeEye's lightweight, compact display unit (less than 905g) houses a high resolution (960 x 234) full colour 5" TFT-LCD display and rechargeable battery pack.

The display screen has a built-in protective, plastic cover and can be rotated to maintain proper image orientation for the viewer.

Designed for easy one-handed operation, the display unit contains three colour-coded push button controls - power on/off, camera head light on/off for operating in low light conditions and brightness adjustment to see better in bright light conditions.

Two ports at the base of the display unit allow for additional plug-in capabilities - video in/out connects to a standard VCR for image recording and playback, ac/dc adapter and 12V auto adapter allow for continuous non-battery power operation.

SnakeEye is equipped with a high speed CCD colour camera with built-in LED illumination that delivers clear images in low light conditions, constant image clarity with variable object distance and minimum image distortion.

The camera head contains four white LEDs, which are controlled by the camera head light button on the display unit.

The water resistant camera head is 1" in diameter and is ruggedised for optimum performance in harsh environmental conditions.

When used in combination with the rigid wand, the camera head can be vertically articulated up to 90°.

Interchangeable camera head adapters

SnakeEye incorporates a series of fully interchangeable camera head adapters to allow for multiple uses.

A 4' Superflex Cable connects the display unit to the rigid wand and the ring adapter.

Rigid Wand Adapter

The SnakeEye Rigid Wand Adapter is 18" long and contains a SureGrip handle as well as a swivel feature that allows the user to vertically articulate the camera up to 90°.

The rigid wand configuration is designed to insert the camera into difficult to reach spaces such as overhead air ducts and behind walls.

Ring Adapter

The SnakeEye Ring Adapter literally puts the camera on the user's finger. The ring adapter is designed to provide finger tip control of the camera in hard to see but reachable spaces such as underneath automobile dashboards and any place your hand can reach but your vision is obstructed.

Extension cable adapters

SnakeEye extension cable adapters are comprised of heavy duty, plastic coated cable designed for use in harsh environments.

These extension cables are available in multiple lengths and are suited for deep insertions such as chimney, pipe and tank inspections.

Power system

SnakeEye comes equipped with a rechargeable nickel-metal hydride battery pack and charger. The battery pack provides up to two hours of continuous operation.

In addition to an on/off control, SnakeEye's power management system contains a brightness control that optimises battery life, a low battery indicator that alerts the user when 20% of the battery power is remaining and an auto shut-off feature when the battery voltage falls too low.

Accessories

The following accessories are available to extend the range and utility of the SnakeEye remote video inspection system:

* ac/dc adapter

* 12V auto adapter

* Spare battery packs

* Video in/out adapter

* Extension cables (available in multiple lengths).

Carrying case

SnakeEye is packaged in a lightweight briefcase style carrying case (20" x 16" x 6") for easy portability. Its rugged plastic composition is designed to withstand harsh treatment while protecting the unit.

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