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1 / Aries Mobile Pathfinder System 
The Mobile Pathfinder System from Aries Industries is a lightweight, portable system for accurately inspecting mainlines 6 inches or larger. It includes a transporter, camera and lightweight reel operated by an all-in-one remote control. The transporter comes in a variety of wheel sizes and is equipped with a rear-viewing camera and an adjustable electric lift to keep the camera centered in a range of pipe sizes. It comes with a WiperCam Pan & Tilt camera with an in-the-pipe cleaning system and field replaceable wipers. The camera has a 300-degree viewing angle and LED lighting system to capture pipe details and ensure accurate assessments. The lightweight reel has 1,000 feet of low-friction, multiconductor cable, making the system fully portable. The transporter, camera and reel are controlled by a single, all-in-one remote control with rechargeable wireless keyboard. 800-234-7205;

2 / CPI Products / Cavallero Plastics Universal Roller Skids
Universal Roller Skids from CPI Products / Cavallero Plastics fit most push cameras and are designed to improve performance and protection in pipes from 3 to 16 inches in diameter. According to the manufacturer, using a plastic roller skid can protect a push camera from debris inside pipes and keep the lens from impacting pipe walls. A properly sized and fitted roller skid also keeps the camera centered for an improved image. 413-443-0925;

3 / EasyCAM M5200
The M5200 sewer camera from EasyCAM is owner serviceable and only 12 inches tall and 27 inches wide. The camera head width is only 1 3/8 inches, which allows it to perform easily in 2-, 3- and 4-inch pipe. A robust fiberglass core allows the heavy-duty, midsize push cable to push through underground turns with ease. It offers 10- to 12-hour battery life and a Wi-Fi feature, which lets images be viewed on a tablet by customers in the comfort of their home. Wi-Fi also allows recorded videos to be uploaded with a couple clicks to any Dropbox or YouTube channel. Weighing only 38 pounds, this 200-foot sewer camera is available with a repair kit, allowing the technician to make field repairs. 239-260-2056;

4 / Electric Eel eCAM Pro 2 
The eCAM Pro 2 mainline pipeline inspection camera system from Electric Eel has a stainless-steel-housed, 1.68-inch self-leveling color camera with sapphire lens; 20-LED light ring with an impact-resistant polycarbonate light ring cover; and high-resolution CCD element. The auto-iris adjusts light automatically. A flexible camera spring navigates 3-inch P-traps. The unit comes standard with 200 feet of braided fiberglass premium 1/2-inch-diameter pushrod (with a capacity of 400 feet available on the reel), industry-standard 512 Hz sonde, 10.4-inch daylight-readable monitor with click-touch controls, and one-touch recording directly to a USB flash drive. It has an on-screen footage counter, a two-hour battery with built-in charger, adjustable light controls, 16 pages of text writing with memory saves, voice-over recording, an 8x zoom function, audio/video out jacks, 8-inch wheels for easy maneuverability, a secure-locking reel brake, and rugged powder-coated steel tube and bar construction. 800-833-1212;

5 / Envirosight ROVVER X
The ROVVER X inspection crawler from Envirosight lets an operator control inspections, view and record digital video, log observations, generate reports and link directly to asset management software. All these capabilities are packed into a simple, three-piece layout, with no CCU or other components to clutter the workspace. Twelve-wheel options — plus camera lift, carriage and illumination accessories — mean it transforms in seconds to inspect any size line. The crawler is six-wheel drive with proportional steering to navigate past obstacles and has overlapping wheels to climb offsets. Powerful motors and a geared six-wheel drivetrain maximize travel range. It is built on an expandable digital backbone, with the ability to add side scanning and laser profiling, view data from onboard sensors, automate tasks with macros and measure defects on screen. Its firmware updates automatically to the latest features. 866-936-8476;

6 / EPL Solutions Gvision camera system
The Gvision camera system from EPL Solutions offers a rugged, compact solution for inspecting pipelines 3 to 12 inches in diameter. Available with 200 to 400 feet of pushrod, the reel has a stiff, yet flexible fiberglass cable that is optimized for farther pushes through turns and bends. The color camera is self-leveling and includes a powerful, convenient, always-on 512 Hz transmitter for quick and precise area determination. The anti-glare LCD monitor delivers a clear, crisp picture even in direct sunlight. To record video inspections, connect a USB storage device or Apple mobile device directly into the USB port. The DVR outputs HD quality videos, which can be stored and shared from a mobile device. 714-453-9760;

7 / Forbest Products FB-PIC3188XX/4188XX
The FB-PIC3188XX/4188XX portable lay-flat camera system from Forbest Products comes with a 1-inch waterproof color camera head or 1-inch self-leveling color camera head with a built-in 512 Hz sonde transmitter, stainless steel spring kit and bright LED lights. It comes with 130 feet of 5.3 mm or 200 feet of 6 mm fiberglass cable, with a high-resolution 7- or 10-inch color control station with USB and SD recording. Typing and editing is optional for the 10-inch multifunction control station. The lay-flat design is convenient for one user to operate the camera independently. 877-369-1199;

8 / General Pipe Cleaners Gen-Eye USB
The Gen-Eye USB video inspection system from General Pipe Cleaners/General Wire Spring records videos and photos on USB flash drives. The command module has a USB port to store up to 128 GB of video or still images; a 10.5-inch LCD color monitor for crisp, clear pictures; a full-size, waterproof keyboard for on-screen titling, footage counter, date and time stamp, and voice-over microphone. All are safely contained in a heavy-duty Pelican case that weighs 12 pounds. Three models are offered: the Gen-Eye USB; the USB-W with Wi-Fi to record inspections on your smartphone or tablet; and the USB-P premium inspection system that includes all the features of the USB, plus a sunlight-readable screen and a four-hour battery for remote operation, as well as the Wi-Fi transmitter. 800-245-6200;

9 / Hathorn M5W Micro Reel
The M5W Micro Reel from Hathorn delivers everything needed to perform quick inspections in pipes ranging from 1 1/2 to 3 inches in diameter and up to 100 feet in length. The camera is easily portable, weighing only 15 pounds. The system comes equipped with a 512 Hz transmitter and a resettable on-screen footage counter. The video is streamed directly to any mobile device, which can be used as your monitor. Audio and video can be recorded to a mobile device as well. The files are saved on the device and can then be transferred via email or text or to the cloud. 905-604-7040;

10 / MyTana Mfg. DrainSteer
The DrainSteer from MyTana Mfg. uses high-pressure water for propulsion, steering and cleaning as it captures live inspection video from inside lateral lines. Its design makes it able to traverse multiple bends in pipe, steer through branches and levitate above debris. With these special capabilities, municipal contractors and commercial plumbers can locate failed pipes, cross bores and blockages, as well as perform cleaning. It is fully water-driven, as six propulsion nozzles generate the power needed to pull its own flexible hose through multiple bends, and a side nozzle on the camera can be aimed to steer through diverging pipes and hover past obstacles. An optional forward-facing nozzle can be pulsed to clear debris and other obstructions. The system works with any high-pressure water source, including pressure washers and combination trucks. Its 1/2-inch hose comes in lengths from 115 to 190 feet. 800-328-8170;

11 / Pearpoint flexitrax P550c
The flexitrax P550c from Pearpoint is designed around simplicity of operation. Ready to use 30 seconds after powering on, it requires minimal training to operate, letting the user concentrate on pipe inspection. A large, 12.1-inch, HD, daylight-visible screen combined with a full-size keyboard and dedicated function keys guide the user through the survey process, making the system faster and easier to use. Built in is a high-capacity internal lithium-ion battery, providing power for up to a full day’s typical usage, and 128 GB of solid-state memory, sufficient for over 90 hours of video recording. This portable and modular crawler system can be customized for the inspection of a vast range of pipes, in all locations. Its rugged, ergonomic design makes it easy to transport and wheel on site, allowing users to reach access points beyond the range of their vehicle. 800-688-8094;

12 / Perma-Liner Industries drain/pipe inspection camera system
Perma-Liner Industries offers a drain/pipe inspection camera system with either a 130-, 165- or 197-foot option of 1/4-inch-diameter cable. The 7-inch monitor offers LCD color with universal installation brackets, a push record button, SD card slot and rechargeable battery that lasts up to five hours per charge. The camera head is made of 304 stainless steel, measures 1 1/2 by 3 1/4 inches, and features a view angle of 120 feet, focal distance of 5 to 47 inches, 1/3-inch Sony CCD, 480 TV lines sensor and self-leveling feature. The camera head is waterproof up to a maximum of 65 1/2 feet underwater. The inspection camera boasts two roller skids: a mini skid with a diameter of 2 3/4 inches and another universal skid with a diameter of 4 3/4 to 6 inches. The camera system is a lightweight design at approximately 25 1/2 pounds. 866-336-2568;

13 / RapidView IBAK North America MicroLite Pushrod System
The MicroLite Pushrod System from RapidView IBAK North America is a lightweight, small-diameter push system with a durable steel frame construction that delivers a high-quality image for all contractors and plumbers. Fitted with 100 feet of push cable, powerful LED lighting and an auto-uprighting camera, it is designed to inspect pipelines 2 to 4 inches in diameter. The entire system is powered by rechargeable batteries and is equipped with the positionable MicroLite Command Console, which includes a 10-inch touch-screen monitor, full Windows operating system, two USB connections and recording software. 800-656-4225;

14 / Ratech Electronics Pan n’ Tilt push camera
The Pan n’ Tilt push camera from Ratech Electronics can be used for pipes and drains as small as 4 inches in diameter. It can be used as a retrofit to existing systems or as a stand-alone unit. It rotates fully 360 degrees and 210 degrees up and down, allowing users to view the pipe condition easier and in greater detail. An optional, steerable gooseneck can assist. Combining this camera with a control unit such as the Elite SD enables recording capability using SD/USB drives and allows MPEG video capture and JPG image capture of pipe inspections. Also included is a 512 Hz sonde, an on-screen text display overlay system, electronic distance counter, time, date and eight pages of memory. It comes with 200 to 400 feet of Gel Rod cable. 800-461-9200;

15 / RIDGID CS65x
The RIDGID CS65x digital reporting monitor has Wi-Fi and Bluetooth, as well as immediate access to footage from drainline inspections. It provides one-touch image recording for fast, efficient documentation of inspections, along with a new, faster processer and solid-state hard drive. It has ample storage for multiple jobs and docks to the SeeSnake Max rM200 camera system for on-site reporting. It has a built-in, water-resistant keyboard for easy addition of on-screen titles and annotation of captured media, as well as a daylight-viewable display for a clear in-pipe image. It has a companion app compatible with Android and iOS devices. 800-769-7743;

16 / Spartan Tool Explorer
The Explorer modular camera system from Spartan Tool has a control box that is compatible with five different pushrods up to 400 feet in length, letting the user quickly adapt to any environment. Included WinCan software allows the user to map full plumbing systems for future reference, and files can be saved to a WinCan account, the cloud, external USB drives and the system’s internal storage. The stainless steel camera head provides a crisp, color picture to the super-bright, sunlight-readable LCD. Change out reels to create a system that provides the ability to tackle any size job. 800-435-3866;

17 / Trojan Worldwide C100-512SL
The C100-512SL self-leveling color camera system from Trojan Worldwide is a lightweight, easy-to-operate system designed for 1 1/2- to 4-inch lines. It has a 1-inch, self-leveling waterproof color camera head with adjustable LED lights. The 512 Hz sonde transmitter is built into the spring of the camera, which allows more flexibility when maneuvering around sharp turns, and also creates a stronger signal for locating. The system has a 115-foot durable pushrod and a built-in footage counter. The display screen is a 7-inch LCD with DVR, with SD card recording and a built-in microphone for voice recording. The built-in battery offers seven hours’ runtime and has an AC adapter for charging or direct power. Also included is the SD card, USB adapter for the SD card, protective visor, two skids and a waterproof case for the entire system to fit in for easy transportation. 800-392-4902;

18 / Vac-Con Sewer Robotics C70
The Sewer Robotics C70 HD video cleaning nozzle, distributed by Vac-Con, boasts eight interchangeable cleaning jets, double sapphire lenses, LED lighting and a self-leveling HD camera for optimal video recording and clarity. It is designed to jet pipelines ranging from 6 to 40 inches. To ensure durability and longevity on the job, it is equipped with an eight-hour-plus runtime and is fully submergible. It offers a flow of 40 to 170 gpm and operates at a pressure of 2,000 to 4,000 psi. The Wi-Fi-integrated nozzle allows for wireless video downloading to the included tablet, which also features GPS. It is offered in a protective case kit, which includes the nozzle, tablet, pipeline viewing software, jet inserts and battery charger. A range of optional accessories is also available, including skids and assessment software. 904-284-4200;

19 / Vivax-Metrotech vCam-6
The vCam-6 HD inspection system from Vivax-Metrotech includes features such as text writer, voice-over, locatable sonde and traceable pushrod as standard equipment. The standard reel is available with 200, 300 or 400 feet of pushrod and choices of 1.3- or 1.8-inch self-leveling HD camera. The system includes a daylight-viewable control module with a 9.7-inch HD LCD monitor, distance counter and internal rechargeable batteries with five-plus hours of battery life. Video recording and JPG-format pictures can be saved to the internal 1 TB hard drive. The control module has built-in Wi-Fi to stream live video and snapshots to smartphone apps or directly to a computer for recording to the hard drive. 800-446-3392;

20 / Wohler USA VIS 700
The VIS 700 HD inspection system from Wohler USA provides flexible features needed for a variety of inspection applications. It offers razor-sharp, HD images; zoom; a focus function via joystick for precise inspection; and the ability to stream live images and video via wireless LAN. It comes with a removable touch-screen monitor with adjustable handgrip; automatic screen rotation; on-screen keyboard for notes; a voice-over recording option; an easy-to-clean, removable pushrod; and variable pan-and-tilt speed via joystick. 978-750-9876;

Mapping Software

21 / WinCan software
Maintaining sewers starts with understanding sewer condition, and WinCan software makes it easy to collect detailed, standards-compliant inspection data. It identifies trends, pinpoints hot spots, prioritizes maintenance and lets the user forecast budgets. Its broad range of reporting and data visualization tools lets the user drill down to the insight needed. Integrate with a choice of GIS mapping systems, or use the internal mapping tools for increased capabilities. It works with all brands of sewer inspection technology — including crawlers, zoom cameras and push cameras — as well as all major applications of side scanning, laser profiling, manhole scanning and other emerging technologies. It also integrates with many municipal asset management applications. Its modular design lets users expand capabilities as needs evolve. Add-on modules support emerging technologies like side scanning, laser, sonar and 3D visualization. 877-626-8386;

Sonar Profiling

The CUES CATVS system is a TV and sonar system that transmits both video and sonar on a single multiconductor cable. Users can double their productivity by performing both sonar and TV inspections in one run. It is suitable for partially and fully charged pipelines, including difficult-to-inspect siphons. This system is designed to work with the OZII camera and the Marine Electronics Sonar using a standard CUES gold cable. It can be adapted to multiple platforms including TV/sonar float, sonar-only float, steerable and nonsteerable Pipe Ranger transporters, and the Mudmaster transporter. Users can perform up to 5,000-foot inspection distances, depending on the equipment configuration. The system can be quickly and easily retrofitted and/or upgraded on most trucks/vehicles. 800-327-7791;


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