Product Spotlight - May 2021

Product Spotlight - May 2021

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The monitor is one of the pricier components of an inspection camera system. But with Wi-Fi now at everyone’s fingertips on a mobile device, the fixed monitor may soon be a tool of the past. RIDGID recently introduced a flexible, bring-your-own-screen inspection solution, the SeeSnake CSx Via.

It provides a convenient means to stream, capture and share inspection images using an iOS, Android or Windows device, giving end users another option in the toolbox. CSx Via enables reels with an interconnect port to be Wi-Fi enabled and utilizes the free RIDGID HQx Live app to remotely control the camera functions and features. The user simply docks in the CSx Via Wi-Fi control device to unlock all camera functions with just a mobile screen — including TruSense, distance counter and sonde.

“It is a true camera control device that has all the same technology and innovation as our RIDGID SeeSnake X Series monitors,” says Amy Moneypenny, global product manager, underground technologies at RIDGID. “It features instant connect, so end users never touch the power key, and has three power modes: on, standby and deep sleep. Via slips into standby when the user leaves the HQx Live app to conserve and save battery and will turn itself off after five minutes, if not connected to the app.”

CSx Via connects with the RIDGID SeeSnake microDrain, microReel, nanoReel, Compact C40, Compact M40, Compact 2 and the rM200 camera reels. It is also compatible with TruSense SeeSnake systems and will enable TruSense features in the app.

The CSx Via can be paired with the RIDGID HQx Dock to hold and protect personal devices. The dock is designed to deliver a flexible, convenient way to mount a tablet when using the SeeSnake HQx Live app. Featuring a spring-loaded tablet holder, double ball and socket arm, and pivoting kickstand, it can hold most tablets and is adjustable for optimal viewing at the job site.

“Our customers are loving the ease, convenience, flexibility and professionalism it provides them,” Moneypenny says. “They appreciate that it gives them various tool solutions to meet their needs, with the idea that their businesses and the job applications they perform are not all alike. It’s another tool in their arsenal to identify issues quickly and increase productivity.” 800-474-3443;


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