Rail/Truck Tanker Inspection System


The Zistos Truck/Rail Tanker Inspection System (IAD-TIPZ40-B6) with built in DVR is designed for food, beverage and chemical processing companies to inspect and document the inside of rail, truck tankers or any processing tank prior to filling and without the need to enter into a confined space!

Our systems are used to look for foreign objects, corrosion, basic hygienic conditions, mold, vermin, and other contaminants.  When these camera systems are inserted into these spaces, you can look at impellers, liners, little voids that might have residue build up from previous operations that can cause contamination. The system can facilitate a proper visual inspection to ensure that the tank interior is in a hygienic state prior to filling with product.

The system can also be used to inspect tanks for mandated inspection procedures that happen on an annual or bi-annual basis and look for pitting, cracks, corrosion and other structural issues.

The kit includes one self-illuminating, low light 40:1 optical zoom color camera, a telescoping 6 foot T-Pole pole designed to straddle the tanker car hatch and allows a 360° view of all areas inside of a tanker car to be visually assessed for problems. The kit also includes our standard 5.6” LCD WalkAbout DVR display that can record live video or still images to an SD card for later review.

The benefit of our system is it facilitates these inspections which are safe and easy to accomplish, thus improving quality and at the same time improving safety.  Documenting the inspection will help prove cleanliness should anything go awry further in the supply chain.

Please watch our video so that we can show you how to increase safety, reduce operating costs and liability by conducting a thorough visual inspection of the inside of the tank without the need to make a confined space entry.

For more information, please don’t hesitate to reach out by phone: (631) 434-1370, email: info@zistos.com or website: www.zistos.com.  We look forward to hearing from you.

Portable Network Surveillance Camera Interview

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The Zistos Portable Network Surveillance Camera provides encrypted, wireless IP-based video surveillance. It is a self-contained, battery-operated, wireless network camera in a single, rugged, weatherproof, carry case with wheels and handle for easy transportation. It includes a rechargeable battery, telescoping pole (up to 78″ high), and infrared camera that can be remotely controlled to pan, tilt and zoom (18x Optical). No external power or wires are needed for its operation and images can be viewable on a PC or laptop.  The system allows for up to 6 PNSCs in a circuit.

It can be rapidly deployed anywhere and the system can be set up in less than five minutes. The PNSC is suitable for a wide range of applications including surveillance, border security, disaster management, and industrial site safety/security.  The system also features a motion activation alarm that when movement occurs within an area of interest (say a front door) this alarm will go off on your laptop, alerting you to the motion.

There are three different base options for the PNSC and they include, WiFi, MESH and Cellular.  The WiFi based PNSC uses a basic WiFi connection and connects to a PC/Laptop display.

The MESH based system uses a dual band radio. It still uses a WiFi connection to outside devices but it also uses a secondary mesh based transmitter to communicate with the other camera systems in the network. This makes the network more robust and can correct for network camera transmission problems dynamically as they occur.

The cellular PNSC is the most intriguing of all.  This system can be accessed from anywhere there is a cellular signal.  For example, you could be in New York with the laptop and your PNSC set up could be in California and you could still control and see the video as if you were right next to it.

The PNSC can be a valuable tool for many first responder, security and tactical missions. The PNSC can increase situational awareness in a dynamic fashion. It can allow an operator to remotely view scenes in the field where no other security or infrastructure assets exist.

For more information, please don’t hesitate to reach out by phone: (631) 434-1370, email: info@zistos.com or website: www.zistos.com.  We look forward to hearing from you.

THC-51D – The New Dual Thermal Camera from Zistos

Zistos is introducing our new tactical surveillance camera, the THC-51D.  It’s a dual mode thermal camera which contains both a thermal imager and a low-light black & white IR Illuminated camera in the same 1.8” cylindrical housing.

The THC-51D camera is a second-generation product and is different than the previous THC-50D.  It is appreciably lower in cost, much smaller in size, has higher thermal image resolution and better low-light performance than its predecessor.

The THC-51D has another feature that is new to this generation of Dual Mode Thermals.  It is available with a built-in, high gain audio microphone that allows you to listen for very subtle sounds in the background.

Like all of our cameras, it is modular and can attach to any of our poles and displays. The THC-51D is also available in a new and complete pole camera system including an articulating pole and display.

The new Thermal Pole Camera System (WS-TPSDM-A9), which features our THC-51D Dual Mode thermal camera, is an excellent tool for finding subjects that are trying to hide in attics, basements and crawl spaces. The camera is capable of seeing a subject’s body heat and can transition to the B/W IR illuminated mode to see the other details of the individual and the surrounding area.

The dual mode video capability allows us to have the best of both worlds in visual detection and threat assessment.

The new THC-51D and the Thermal Pole Camera System with the THC-51D as the integral component, joins the latest portfolio of products from Zistos that are interchangeable and can be used for tactical surveillance applications.  Such as our Under-the-Door camera, our IR illuminated zoom cameras, and our low-light IR fixed focus cameras.

Please watch the above short video for more details on this exciting new product. For more information, please don’t hesitate to reach out by phone: (631) 434-1370, email: info@zistos.com or website: www.zistos.com.  We look forward to hearing from you.

Internal Inspection of Tanker Trailers/Rail Tankers

The System

Safely Inspect the Interior of Tanker Trucks and Rail Tankers

Designed to perform a safe visual inspection of the interior of a tanker trailer or rail tanker car for hygienic conditions, foreign objects, cracks and corrosion without the need for a confined space entry.  The system utilizes a self-illuminating, high power 40X optical zoom camera positioned at a right angle on the end of the pole. The camera can rotate 360° in a horizontal plane and pivots forward, back, left and right for a full range of motion. Images are viewed on a 5.6” LCD display that can record live video or still images to an SD card, or transmitted via WiFi to a network or smartphone for later review.

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Optional Accessories

Barcode Scanner (WBS)

img_1286-003thumbnailOur Wireless Barcode Scanner can help identify the archived video inspection files by superimposing the tanker ID along with the date and time on the images. The tanker ID time/date stamp on the recorded video file provides proof that the tanker was in a suitable state to accept product on a specific time and date.

Valve Inspection Camera (VIC-2)

img_1295-003thumbnail This camera can be used to inspect pipes and valve assemblies on rail or truck tankers transporting bulk liquids to ensure proper operation, hygienic conditions and the absence of residue from previous loads. The 2-foot, self-illuminating, semi rigid gooseneck pole can maintain a desired position to generate a video image of the area of interest. The entire assembly is ruggedly built and the full camera assembly is submersible.

Modular Tactical Products

Dual-View Under the Door Camera

Safely View into an Adjoining Space for Covert Tactical Operations
The Dual-View Under the Door Camera has two cameras and a built-in listening device. One camera faces forward to see into the room and the other faces upwards to view the back of the door to look for barricades and trip bombs. The specially designed pole for this camera keeps the operator out of the fatal funnel.

 

StealthSCOPE

A Revolution in Tactical Surveillance
The StealthSCOPE is a one of a kind videoscope that combines a powerful internal IR laser light source – which is completely invisible to humans – with electronically-enhanced, low-light video processing. It has a 9mm diameter tip, allowing it to be inserted into tight areas and can generate clear images of objects and individuals as far as 20+ feet away in pitch darkness.

 

Cameras & More

Modular Products – Every camera will fit on any pole and plug into any display in our cache of tools.
IR Zoom – Offers a true 10X Optical Zoom with powerful IR illuminators so the operator can see further, with more detail, in complete darkness, reinforcing stealthy operations.
Thermal – Use an individual’s heat signature “glow” to pinpoint his or her exact location.
Through-The-Wall – Ideally suited for hostage-barricade scenarios, this system contains specialized tools that allow observation into an adjacent room through a sheetrock wall.

 

 For more information or a no-obligation demonstration, 
please visit www.Zistos.com or call  (631) 434-1370.

 

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.