ROSCOPE i2000 From ROTHENBERGER USA Covers Several Inspection Techniques In One Modular Unit

ROSCOPE i2000 From ROTHENBERGER USA Covers Several Inspection Techniques In One Modular Unit
Jeff Plane, a sales manager for ROTHENBERGER USA, points out the features of his company’s ROSCOPE i2000 modular inspection device to attendees of the 2015 WWETT Show. (Photo courtesy OTHENBERGER USA)

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The modular ROSCOPE i2000 inspection camera from ROTHENBERGER USA is designed for flexible use by pumpers and plumbers looking to diversify service offerings. The product was well received at the 2015 Water & Wastewater Equipment, Treatment & Transport (WWETT) Show, according to April Jeras, the company’s national account sales manager.

The hand-held inspection device displays live color video from its 3 1/2-inch color touch screen. It is designed as a remote inspection tool to look into hard-to-reach areas such as home inspection, cable routing, and plumbing and septic line inspections. It allows the user to capture still images and full-motion video, along with audio.

The device is equipped with an imaging and lighting source with self-leveling image rotation (with respect to gravity), zoom and LED light adjustment. It can wirelessly transmit either images or video to a secondary hand-held device, such as a Wi-Fi-enabled smartphone or tablet, through the use of a simple downloadable app.

“The Wi-Fi capability is great, as it enables sending images and video directly to a customer,” says Jeras. “That way the (technician) doesn’t have to drag the unit through the house to show the customer what’s wrong.”

The unit’s modular design enables the technician to tailor services to meet specific needs. The Module TEC self-leveling camera head comes mounted on a 2.9-foot flex cable for inspection of hard-to-reach areas, such as P-traps and disposals. A second camera, the Module 25/16, has a high-performance camera for inspection in pipes 2 to 4 inches in diameter, such as septic drainlines, and comes mounted on a 50-foot push cable.

For location purposes, the Module ROLOC PLUS provides an easy-to-configure pipe and sonde-locating device that enables pinpoint camera head location and utility depth measurement. The Module ROSCAN 150 infrared camera can be used for leak detection visualization and analysis of refrigeration and heat sources. The basic ROSCOPE i2000 inspection device comes with the basic hand-held unit, internal rechargeable lithium-ion battery, quick charger, USB cable, Module TEC imager, and a carrying case.

All other modules are sold separately.

“The response has been phenomenal. We’ve gotten great traffic and dozens of good, solid leads from the WWETT Show,” Jeras says. Based on feedback Jeras heard at the show, the company is looking at making subtle changes to the model, while increasing the features on its other pipe inspection systems.

“I think we’ll have a 100-foot cable reel to offer that will help on the longer inspection runs,” she says. “We’re also going to add Wi-Fi connectivity and the touch screen to our other cameras. Customers love those features.”

Jeras says the company is already excited to see what the next WWETT Show has to offer. “This show is great because it puts us in front of our target market – plumbers and drain cleaners,” she says. “It also gives us the opportunity to talk with septic installers and pumpers, and others that are looking to diversify. That’s what we’re after.” 800/545-7698; www.rothenberger-usa.com.



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