The NEW Zistos T-Pole Tanker System


Zistos Corporation has just introduced a NEW and improved system that is designed to inspect the interior of bulk transportation vessels – such as rail tankers and tanker trailers – without the need to make a confined space entry.  An operator can insert this system into a tanker and look for contaminants, cracks, corrosion, vermin, or just to assess interior conditions to ensure conditions are acceptable for the next load.  Our newest version of this system has been optimized to be:

  • Easier to deploy
  • Simple to use
  • More cost effective

The IAD-TIPZ-H6 system functions with a special pole mounted video camera that has been designed to mount on top of an open manway on a tanker. Internal images of the tanker can be safely viewed when the camera assembly is inserted into the tanker manway and the inspector remains outside of the tankers confined space.  The camera has very bright illuminators that are built in and features 10X optical zoom magnification. The position and angle of the camera can be manipulated by moving the pole so that any area of the tanker interior can be viewed. The video image is viewed on a 5.6” LCD WalkAbout display with a built in video recorder. The WalkAbout DVR display is worn around the operator’s neck and is viewed on the operator’s chest. It is simple to deploy a neck strap that allows easy access and removal. The DVR can record video clips or JPEGs to a removable SD memory card.

A Bluetooth interface in our DVR WalkAbout display permits the use of a wireless laser barcode scanner with this system.  We can scan a barcode for a lot number or ID on a tanker and that information becomes part of your permanent video record. This allows an operator to identify the ID or lot number of a tank or product when viewing previously recorded images that have been stored on a computer.

Our WiFi interface can allow stored images to be instantly transferred to a smart phone, cloud based storage or local area network.

There are numerous benefits to using the IAD-TIPZ-H6 for your bulk transportation vessel inspection needs.  The system will not only keep workers safe by eliminating the need to enter a confined space, but it also offers these benefits:

  • It minimizes the time needed to complete a visual inspection of a tanker
  • It allows you to maintain a visual record of conditions on a specific date/time
  • Images can be shared in near real-time with others not at the location
  • It limits liability because you can prove interior tank conditions were acceptable at your location
  • It is simple to operate – minimal training required
  • The system is highly cost effective

In many instances, the increased efficiency alone will pay for the system in a short amount of time. Lease to own and fixed finance terms are now available through Merrimac Capital, making the system even easier to acquire than previously.  Please contact us today to arrange a no obligation product demonstration.

For more information about Zistos portable video inspection systems, visit our website, or call us at (631) 434-1370 to request a free, no obligation product demonstration.

The Zistos WiFi WalkAbout Display

At Zistos Corporation, we are continuously advancing the capabilities of our products to offer increased functionality and value for our systems.  Our most recent upgrade was to our 5.6” LCD DVR “WalkAbout” Display.  Our new enhancements include a built in GPS Receiver, a WiFi Interface to transfer images and a Bluetooth Interface to control and accept data from other sensors and smart devices.

With the addition of a GPS receiver, you will be able to get coordinate data of wherever you are standing.  The latitude and longitude coordinates will appear right on the screen, which – when united with the current DVR capabilities of the WalkAbout – allows you to record/archive every inspection and/or mission, not only with images, dates and times but exact geographical locations.

Another recent enhancement to our WalkAbout Display was the inclusion of a WiFi Interface which works simultaneously with the already existing DVR platform.  Having this WiFi Interface allows an operator to snap a picture or record a video clip and share it directly with others, who may not be present at your location. This process is achievable through a smartphone application that simply receives the still images and video transmissions from our WalkAbout to a smart phone via the WiFi link.  Once the images/videos are on your phone, they can be shared to a cloud based storage media, or through email, text or any other form of communication.  The system can also be linked to through an existing network to a common computer or other resource.

The final enhancement in this series of upgrades is the wireless Bluetooth Interface.  This interface allows us to slave other devices to our system such as a laser ranger finder.  The laser range finder can be attached to one of our camera heads and can be slaved to the display control buttons. Whenever you press a control button the range finder can generate a distance to any object that is visible on the video screen. The distance reading appears directly on the video screen, layered on top of the video image.

Our new display unit that includes these new features add a lot of value and capability to our system. The new display is fully compatible with EVERY Zistos system that has ever been created. This compatibility allows you to add these new benefits to any existing system.

If you would like more information on any of our new enhancements or would like a product demonstration, please contact us and we would be happy to accommodate you.

For more information about Zistos portable video inspection systems, visit our website, or call us at (631) 434-1370 to request a free, no obligation product demonstration.

Get the Tactical Surveillance Gear you need NOW!

Zistos Corporation manufactures tactical surveillance equipment that assists law enforcement personnel who must look into unknown and potentially dangerous environments.

Our new municipal lease-to-own/fixed finance plans make the acquisition of our gear easier than ever! Our tactical tools such as:

help achieve the visual and audio intelligence that tactical teams require to maximize the safety and effectiveness of their mission, while minimizing collateral damage.  Tactical surveillance tools play a vital role in the methods and tactics used by any modern tactical team and should be readily available for their use.

A common problem with many of our customers in public law enforcement sector is funding.  The required funds for teams to procure these necessary tools can be difficult to come by.  The budget landscape for law enforcement agencies is radically different today than it was even a few years ago.  The need for tactical surveillance tools by tactical teams has not diminished. What has gone away are many of the funding paths that were previously available. These programs, such as some of the DOJ and DHS grants that were available enabled a department to purchase these vital tools without impacting their regular operating budgets.

As a result of this new fiscal reality, we at Zistos have come up with a new way to that can provide a mechanism to help some departments acquire this needed gear. We have come up with a new purchase plan that can spread out what was typically a lump sum payment over months or years.  We now can offer lease to own and fixed term financing that can put our equipment within reach of any department.

These options now make it easier than ever to purchase the equipment and get it fast! – No more waiting for a lengthy grant process.

The new lease/financing arrangement can reduce the out of pocket lump sum expense into easily manageable recurring monthly charges that most departments are able to afford.  These tactical surveillance tools can be the difference between life & death.  Every department that has a tactical team should have them at their disposal – now with our new lease/financing plans, they can.  Please call us today for more information, Thank You.

For more information about Zistos portable video inspection systems, visit our website, or call us at (631) 434-1370 to request a free, no obligation product demonstration.

Increase Safety and Prevent Contamination in Tankers

Tanker Inspection on Truck Tanker

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Use the NEW Zistos Tanker Inspection System to inspect the interior of a tank trailer or rail tanker for foreign objects, vermin, contaminants, residue from previous loads, structural integrity – WITHOUT a confined space entry.

The Zistos Tanker Inspection System is a video camera based inspection tool that is rugged and easy to use. It allows the operator to clearly see and record subtle details inside of a tanker while remaining safely outside. The system can prevent contamination events by identifying problems prior to taking on a load of new product.

In many instances, our new Tanker Inspection System will pay for itself the very first time it finds a problem!

Use the New Tanker Inspection System to ensure quality for your bulk transport operation – because What You Don’t Know CAN Hurt You!

trucktankerFor more information about Zistos portable video inspection systems, visit our website, or call us at (631) 434-1370 to request a free, no obligation product demonstration.

Zistos Dual Mode Thermal Camera (THC-50D)

The Zistos Dual Mode Thermal Camera (THC-50D) is one of the “hottest” camera heads we have on the market. Thermal imagers let you see the world in a way that is impossible to visualize with the naked eye. It lets you see heat, however, thermal images alone can sometimes be ambiguous. Sometimes it is hard to understand when viewing a thermal image what it is you are actually looking at. Details about the subject and surrounding environment can be confusing and hard to identify.

That’s why we designed the Dual Mode Thermal – it lets you see the image in a way that is familiar, along with the thermal image. It allows the operator to instantly switch between thermal imaging and low-light, standard black & white video by a mere turn of the illumination knob.

The THC-50D camera head has built in covert, IR illumination that is used by the standard video camera for illumination, it is enclosed in a slim 1.9” diameter cylindrical housing, and it is designed to be rugged and weather-resistant.

And of course, the THC-50D camera head is designed to attach to any Zistos pole – of any length – or any cable.  So that it can be inserted into an inaccessible or dangerous area.

In Thermal mode, the WalkAbout display shows a thermal indicator that gives you a temperature scale and reading for what the operator is aiming the cross-hairs at the center of the image and the image can be set to produce different colors at different temperature thresholds.

One major benefit of owning a Zistos Video System is the modularity of every component we manufacture, including the THC-50D.  This means if you already own a Zistos system you can add any component or camera to your kit and it will be fully compatible.

For more information about Zistos portable video inspection systems, visit our website, or call us at (631) 434-1370 to request a free, no obligation product demonstration.

Does your operation involve rail or truck tankers?

Zistos Corporation has been designing remote video inspection systems to safely and efficiently inspect the interior of vats, hoppers and tanks for industry since 2001. We are proud to announce the introduction of our NEW Tanker Inspection Camera System, (Part #: IAD-TIPZ-A6). This system is specifically designed to allow for a safe and thorough inspection of the interior of a rail or truck tanker. Just as important, the system allows the user to record and document the conditions. You can now prove that a proper cleaning was completed and the interior area was clean and devoid of any foreign objects or cross contaminants!

Inspecting a tank car has traditionally presented challenges. It is difficult to thoroughly inspect the interior of a car from outside; and as a confined space, a tank car can be inherently hazardous for inspectors to enter. A Video Inspection System from Zistos meets these challenges by offering safe, visual inspection of all areas of the interior of a tank car without a confined space entry.

The Zistos system consists of a specially designed self-illuminating zoom camera mounted to a pole. The pole telescopes down into the tank area and can be manipulated in any direction to allow for a thorough visual inspection of the tanker interior. Images are viewed and can be recorded on a battery-powered LCD display. Video recordings and still images can be recorded onto an internal memory card or transmitted via WiFi to a Smartphone, tablet or computer on a network. The system is ruggedly designed and easy to operate.

Structural issues, corrosion, mold, foreign objects, residue from wash operations, cross contaminants from previous loads and evidence of vermin can be revealed with our system. It allows an inspector to view all areas of the inside of a tank car without being exposed to the many risks associated with a confined space entry. Plus, the DVR option allows digital records to be kept that document the time, date, and results of inspections. These records can be easily stored and archived offering evidence that the tanker was as it should be following a cleaning process!

All Zistos systems are weatherproof, battery-powered, portable, durable, lightweight, compact, and made in the USA.

If you have any questions or want to schedule a hands-on demonstration of any Zistos system, please contact any member of the Zistos sales team. Give us a call today so that we can show you how using a Zistos video inspection system can help maintain brand integrity, improve quality, improve safety by eliminating dangerous confined space entry operations and help reduce costs.

For more information about Zistos portable video inspection systems, visit our website, or call us at (631) 434-1370 to request a free, no obligation product demonstration.

Zistos Vehicle Search – When Failure is Not an Option

Zistos Corporation has a Video Search System designed for passenger and commercial vehicles that can be applied anywhere and is more effective at seeing suspicious indicators than can be accomplished with the naked eye or with using rolling mirrors. Mirrors may work to some degree as a deterrent, but are largely ineffective in actually seeing any details.

In many instances, these indicators can be very subtle and would easily be missed using other methods.  The system is portable, rapidly deployable, weather resistant, and easy to operate.  It lets you see the subtle signs of tampering and other suspicious indicators on commercial and passenger vehicles that are often associated with acts of terrorism, and smuggling.

If you are truly interested in real security efforts involving vehicle screening to protect your facility, asset or event, call us for a free demonstration or quote.  Zistos Vehicle Search tools, when failure is not an option.

For more information about Zistos portable video inspection systems, visit our website www.zistos.com, or call us at (631) 434-1370 to request a free, no obligation product demonstration.

Camera Enhancement: 10x Zoom Camera

Zistos Corp. has long been a manufacturer of portable video systems that are used to inspect or surveil areas that are inaccessible or dangerous to enter. We are always working on our products to increase their capability and value.

Our newest enhancement involves one of our more popular products used in remote video inspection applications – our 10x Zoom Camera module. Our Zoom Camera head is one of the more unique products that we offer. It is a sealed, submersible, self-illuminating camera head. It attaches to any of our flex end or articulating poles that range in length from two feet to forty feet. Our Zoom Camera offers a true 10x optical zoom capability and it can be attached to any of our poles for remote inspection tasks. The optical zoom function is accomplished with an internal lens train that magnifies objects within the field of view like any zoom function would. This is to be differentiated from a digital zoom function that many cameras offer, these increase the size of the image by doubling the pixel size – thus degrading the image quality. Our camera gives you a larger image and preserves the detail.

We are typically looking into areas that are dark and we rely on the illuminators on the camera head to properly illuminate an area. Our newly enhanced Zoom Camera head has been optimized to produce 4 times the light intensity than our previous design. This improvement allows the operator to see more detail at further distances in a dark environment AND it is fully compatible with our line of rugged battery powered LCD displays and video recorders. This is a great inspection tool to insert into tanks, vaults, hoppers, or any dark confined space that is dangerous to enter or inaccessible. It allows the operator to see small details, in a dangerous and dark environment, without the need to enter the space.

We would welcome the opportunity to show you how our new enhanced zoom camera can be used to increase the safety and effectiveness of your inspection operation. Please go to our website for more information, or contact us with any questions, or to request a no obligation on site demo of our telescoping pole camera system with our new Zoom Camera that has 4 times the illumination of our previous models.

For more information about Zistos portable video inspection systems, visit our website www.zistos.com, or call us at (631) 434-1370 to request a free, no obligation product demonstration.

The Newly Upgraded IR Zoom Camera

One of our more popular products in our line of tactical surveillance tools is our IR illuminated Zoom Camera. We are one of the few manufacturers that offer’s a camera that has a true 10X optical zoom in a self-illuminated, IR camera.

The camera, like most of our products, is modular and can be mounted on any of our telescoping pole designs or drop cables. The zoom capability of this camera goes beyond the typical fixed focus and magnification optics on most other cameras that are used in tactical surveillance applications. The IR illuminators used on the IR Zoom camera are outside of the visible spectrum but can be sensed by our video electronics, thus yielding a truly stealthy tactical surveillance tool.

What we have done is changed the illuminators to a new design that yields approximately 4 times the amount of IR illumination as our previous model. This means that you can see further, with more detail, in dark environments and still maintain stealth. As mentioned, the camera utilizes a true optical lens train for the zoom – so you do not loose resolution when the image gets magnified and as a side benefit the system is fully weather resistant and the camera and pole are completely immersible in water.

Here at Zistos we predominantly utilize a wired design for handling the video. Wireless technology can be layered in if required, but in most circumstances the wired approach is going to ensure that your sensitive tactical video cannot be intercepted, detected or recorded by unauthorized third parties – it will only be viewed by members of your tactical team and anyone else that is involved in the operation.

Our new IR Zoom camera with its enhanced IR illumination joins the ranks of our other tactical surveillance products, such as our Thermal Pole Cameras, Under Door Cameras, our 40 foot Extended Reach Pole Cameras, IR StealthScope and our Through-The-Wall Camera. These varied tactical surveillance tools are fully compatible with each other and many of their parts are interchangeable. The net result is a complete tactical surveillance tools that maximizes your ability to garner real time visual intelligence in a covert manner and help insure the safety and success of your tactical missions.

For more information about Zistos portable video inspection systems, visit our website www.zistos.com, or call us at (631) 434-1370 to request a free, no obligation product demonstration.

The Dual View Under Door Camera

The Zistos Dual View Under Door Camera is designed to provide visual information of an otherwise unviewable situation or environment – from underneath the door.  Its applications consist of hostage-barricade scenarios, dynamic entries, clearing a building’s interior, and many more. It can be an invaluable tool for a tactical team.

This system consists of a uniquely designed dual sensor camera that generates a video image, under low light conditions, when inserted into the small slot underneath a closed door.

The camera contains two low light sensors with invisible IR illuminators in its 5 mm thick tongue. One sensor points forward, the other points upwards.  The forward looking sensor lets you see into the interior of the room, while the upward looking sensor allows you to see back at the inside of the door and door frame.  Looking back at the inside of the door allows you to see barricades, booby traps, trip wires and other potentially deadly devices before entering the room.  The display image is toggled from the forward sensor or the upward sensor by adjusting the illumination control knob on the display unit.

The Dual View Under Door Camera is also equipped with a built-in audio listening device with advanced signal processing that makes it easier to hear subtle audio information and reduces the loud sounds and background noise.

The double hinged pole allows a tactical team member to insert the camera and pan the room while away from the door frame and outside of the fatal funnel.

Like many of our systems, this camera uses a safe and secure wired design and the camera images are viewed on our portable battery powered WalkAbout monitor. This means that sensitive video images cannot be viewed by unauthorized third parties as is the case with many wireless systems. The monitor is very rugged, shock and weather resistant, and features a bright display that offers the highest resolution for its size.

The Zistos Under Door camera is a valuable tool that can provide video intelligence that can help ensure success in a tactical mission. This camera is fully compatible with the other tactical surveillance tools manufactured by Zistos, such as our articulating and telescoping pole cameras, our IR zoom pole cameras, thermal pole cameras, videoscopes, and even our through the wall camera.

It rounds out a suite of tools that are interchangeable and allow a team to increase their real time situational awareness so that they have a better chance of accomplishing their mission goals in a safe and effective manner.

For more information about Zistos portable video inspection systems, visit our website www.zistos.com, or call us at (631) 434-1370 to request a free, no obligation product demonstration.