The iBorescope (DCiS1) from General Tools & Instruments uses the instrument’s WiFi hotspot capability and a free iBorescope app, HVAC contractors and technicians can wirelessly view, capture, and save high-definition inspection images and video on any iPad or iPhone, eliminating need for an attached monitor.
The new iBorescope has many applications. With a retail price of $299, it offers an affordable way to visually inspect inaccessible or hazardous areas, such as behind walls, inside drains, pipes, ducts, appliances and machinery, and diagnose problems without the need for disassembly or teardown.
The iBorescope generates an ad hoc (i.e., without Internet access) Wi-Fi hotspot, which allows the instrument to communicate wirelessly with your Apple device. Its standard 9.8 mm (0.39 in.) diameter, 0.9m (35 in.) long flexible-obedient camera-tipped probe produces high-definition VGA resolution (640 x 480 pixels) real-time video and still images.
The camera has an outstanding depth of field of 1/2 in. to 12 in. (12.7 mm to 305 mm) and a 54° field of view. A thumbwheel on the pistol grip makes it easy to adjust the brightness of the two white LEDs at the probe tip. Included are three handy probe-tip accessories (a pickup hook, a 45° mirror, and a magnetic pickup). Two longer probes are available as separate options at lengths of 1.8m (70 in.) and 2.7m (105 in.). The iBorescope’s Li-ion battery is rechargeable by an included ac adapter. The unit and its accessories are packaged in a custom molded hard plastic case.
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