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Aqua-Cam Underwater Pole Camera

Introducing the latest technology in Marine Inspection Systems. The AquaCam Underwater Scope is a modular system designed to allow the operator to connect the camera head onto different length telescopic light weight fibreglass poles. Using this concept together with a battery operated, high resolution flat panel LCD display, remote underwater examinations can be easily carried out in water depths of upto 10 meters.

Developed originally for the marine industry as a close hull inspection tool, AquaCam is now supplied globally to markets as diverse as the military, aircraft maintenance companies and sports coaches. AquaCam's primary purpose is to provide immediate search and inspection facility in situations where health and safety issues are apparent or where accessibility is an issue.

Product Description

The perfect underwater inspection system

AquaCam systems are available in a number of configurations depending on your requirements. Systems can be customized by specifying different monitor and extension pole options and by adding items from the accessory list.

AquaCam

Standard AquaCam System

The standard AquaCam system is ideal for most inspection
requirements and comes complete with the following items

  • Standard monitor/battery case
  • Camera wand with LED illumination
  • Cable to connect monitor case to pole
  • Cable to connect monitor case to camera wand
  • Battery charger with cables
  • Carry case for wand, cables and charger

Professional Kit

Professional AquaCam System

The professional AquaCam system is ideal for inspection
requirements where images need to be archived. The professional kit comes complete with the following items

  • Professional monitor/battery case
  • Compact Flash card for Image Storage
  • Flash Card Reader for PC Download
  • Standard Wand with carry case
  • Camera wand with LED illumination
  • Cable to connect monitor case to pole
  • Cable to connect monitor case to camera wand
  • Battery charger with cables
  • Carry case for wand, cables and charger

AquaCam Applications

Developed originally for the marine industry as a close hull inspection tool, AquaCam is now supplied globally to markets as diverse as the military, aircraft maintenance companies and sports coaches.

AquaCam in use

AquaCam's primary purpose is to provide immediate search and inspection facility in situations where health and safety issues are apparent or where accessibility is an issue. AquaCam is fully portable, very easy to use, ruggedly constructed, cost effective and immediate!

Applications

Rental Opportunities

Many organizations have realized AquaCam's potential not only as an indispensable tool, but also as an opportunity to earn money, offering rental and inspection services to their existing and potential customers!

The use of a AquaCam system can also be used as a value added service to retain customer subscriptions and memberships.

AquaCam Standard Display

Marine Engineers and Surveyors

AquaCam is the ideal way of evaluating the condition of hull mounted fixtures such as anodes, skin fittings, bow thrusters props and tabs without having to send in a dive team or get the boat lifted. The handscope can also be used when looking into bilges, around engine blocks or into bulkheads. Video footage and images can be recorded digitally to form part of a report or to show customers.

Marina and Harbour Operators

Check the condition of piles, pontoons sea walls and moorings.

Charter Companies

By carrying out pre and post charter inspections, not only can you ensure the safety and condition of your vessels, but also demonstrate damage to customers and make sure its paid for by the culprits!

Boat Valeting Companies

Use AquaCam to demonstrate both the condition of vessels below the waterline and the effectiveness of your service.

Sailing Clubs

Rent AquaCam out to members to bring much needed revenue into your organization - or add its use as a membership benefit!

AquaCam with pole and display

Police Authorities and Security Services

AquaCam is used by a number of Police Authorities for a range of operations such as searching drains and culverts, roofs and guttering, loft and roofing spaces for discarded weapons, narcotics and even suspects. The flexible camera neck makes it perfect for under vehicle inspections. Again, the recording facility is invaluable.

Fire Search and Rescue

Fire, Search and Rescue authorities use AquaCam to aid sub-surface searches and for Urban Search and Rescue (USAR) applications. AquaCam has been specified as part of the New Dimensions Scheme.

Sports Training

Portability, ease of use and extreme clarity make AquaCam the perfect method for demonstrating technique in areas such as swimming coaching. Video images can be recorded and instantly played back to athletes.

Coast Guards / Customs & Excise

AquaCam allows operators to check for contraband hidden below the waterline - whether it's taped to the hull or towed behind the boat. When used as a handscope it's also possible to quickly and safely look into tanks and containers. The long reach extension poles and portable monitor packs mean large goods vehicles can be searched and processed easily.

Kit Contents

Description of AquaCam Kit Contents

Depending on the kit selected, the AquaCam comes with a combination of the components below. Please contact the sales team at Inline for a detailed breakdown of your selected kit contents.


AquaCam Wand

Camera Wand Unit

AquaCam's 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 hard to reach spaces such as overhead air ducts and behind walls

AquaCam is equipped with a high speed CCD color 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 LED's, which are controlled by the Camera Head Light button on the display unit. The water resistant camera head is 1" in diameter and is ruggedized 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°.


Extension Poles

Telescopic Extension Pole

Various length lightweight extension poles, constructed from spun glass fibre are available for the AquaCam. Positive locking mechanisms on each model allow the user to fix the pole at the desired length.

  • Wand, Telescopic 2' - 4' (600 - 1200mm)
  • Wand, Telescopic 4' - 7' (1200 - 2100mm)
  • Wand, Telescopic 6' - 11' (1800 - 3400mm)
  • Wand, Telescopic 8' - 15' (2400 - 4500mm)
  • Carbon Fiber Pole 23 Foot (7 meters)

Ergonomically designed rubber handles positioned along the base section provide a comfortable and stable grip. All connections are waterproof to IP68 and are of military grade.

The pole base is constructed from marine grade stainless steel and is fitted with a protective dust-cap.


Standard Monitor

AquaCam Standard Monitor

AquaCam's lightweight, compact display unit (less than 2 lbs.) houses a high resolution (960 x 234) full color 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 color-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 12 volt auto adapter allow for continuous non-battery power operation.


Sunshield

AquaCam Sunshield

Allowing use in all conditions, the AquaCam sunshield covers the screen and reduces glare from the sun. For use in all outdoor conditions or where bright light is reflecting ont he su4rface of the LCD screen and imraing the viiew to the operator. The sunshield is simply held in place with two elastic straps.


Battery with charger

Battery / Charger Information

12vdc Sealed Lead Acid batteries provide around two hours continual operation between charges. The battery charger is a three stage, short-circuit / overload protected device with LED indicators that display battery/charging states. Full battery charging takes up to 8 hours, where-as top up charging time depends on the level of battery dis-charge.