Video Borescopes
 
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RVI VideoProbes
Powerful, portable, easy-to-use inspection cameras

Waygate Technologies' advanced video borescope inspection cameras are built to use in any environment. With the highest image quality to maximize probability of detection (POD) and measurement capability to accurately assess indications, you can be confident your inspections are thorough and accurate. 

Measure Accurately

Many industrial borescope inspections require measurement capability to disposition indications. Some measurement requirements can be met with standard stereo or comparison measurement, but for more advanced analysis, Real3D™ measurement technology provides a fully surfaced point cloud for measurement cursor accuracy. Learn more about measurement technology in our Real3D™ Measurement Handbook

Maximizing efficiency 

All our video borescopes offer a suite of digital tools to make inspections more consistent and efficient. The intuitive Menu Directed Inspection (MDI)on-borescope application boosts the efficiency and completeness of your inspection data capture workflow by guiding inspectors through the inspection process. MDI provides rich data capture, asset and inspection component location, and asset health assessments for archive storage, analytics, and reporting purposes.

Keeping you connected

Our most powerful video borescopes support wired and wireless communications to PCs, iOS devices, computer networks, and cloud services, as well as on-device software updates and live-stream video collaboration with telestration to allow field inspectors to collaborate with remote experts.

Reducing equipment downtime

Apart from being easy to use, our rugged video borescopes are tested to military standards for durability in harsh environments. So you can reduce the risk of equipment failure, and inspection downtime, too.



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Mentor Visual iQ HD VideoProbe

The most versatile, reliable, and comprehensive video borescope inspection camera available for your toughest industrial inspection challenges. This versatile video borescope offers TrueSight™ imaging and military-grade ruggedness with a variety of interchangeable probes and platform configurations to improve Probability of Detection (POD) for high-value industrial assets. 

A versatile video borescope, designed for ease of use in any industry, the Everest Mentor Flex features: 

  • Bright LCD touchscreen display with superior viewing angles helps detect even the smallest indications. 
  • HD inspection camera combined with integrated connectivity options that allow for advanced detection and in-the-moment collaborative decision making.
  • TrueSight Imaging provides a blend of high-resolution image capturing and processing functions, precision optics and a powerful suite of proprietary image transforms used to enable better visual inspection decisions
  • Real 3D Measurement combines fully surfaced point cloud visualization, advanced measurement algorithms and an insightful 3D Surface Mask to enable more accurate and repeatable measurement decisions. Choose from three measurement technologies (3D Phase, 3D Stereo and traditional stereo).


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Everest Mentor Flex VideoProbe™

With mounting demand to get inspections done quicker and cheaper, without compromising the accuracy of the results, most equipment can’t withstand the pressure. Combining portability with military-grade durability, the Everest Mentor Flex answers the call with the features you always wished you’d had for the tasks that demand it — all to help you make smart decisions, fast.

An industrial, versatile video borescope, designed for ease of use in any environment, the Everest Mentor Flex features:

  • A Wide XGA touchscreen display with improved brightness and viewing angles lets you see more, so you can increase the probability of detection.
  • Intuitive user interface and Menu Directed Inspection (MDI) speed up the workflow with digital tools for auto image tagging and report generation, so inspectors can consistently deliver results with confidence.
  • Advanced mechanical design enables increased articulation range and extended life to ensure thorough inspections of the entire asset in less time.
  • Wireless video streaming and data transfer to iOS devices powered by InspectionWorks.
  • Stereo and comparison measurement interface for accurate and precise defect assessment.


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XL Detect and XL Detect+ VideoProbes

In this ultra-portable video borescope, performance meets value. With sharp, detailed image quality and intuitive software, the XL Detect family of video borescopes is portable, durable, and lightweight enough to prevent user fatigue. Constructed to withstand the rigors of the industrial workplace, the XL Detect and XL Detect+ strategically incorporate shock-absorbing materials and seals to resist impact damage and prevent intrusion from dust and water. 

  •  A new larger and brighter LCD screen delivers best in class image quality, improved inspection productivity and increased probability of detection (POD).
  • On the go flexibility this Lightweight and easy to use video borescope, the XL Detect is equipped to handle whatever comes your way, with the portability to move from one inspection area to the next.
  • Automated Intuitive Menu Directed Inspection (MDI) guides users through the inspection process to automatically tag images and organize results and streamline the decision-making process
  • Tested to IP65 (IP55 for the XL Detect), MIL-STD-810G, and MIL-STD-461F, lower your maintenance spending with military-grade durability you can trust, even in the harshest environmental conditions.


FAQs
What is TrueSight™ Imaging?

TrueSight™ provides a blend of high resolution image capturing and processing functions, precision optics and a powerful suite of proprietary image transforms used to enable better inspection decisions

With TrueSight™ imaging, Mentor Visual iQ delivers HD visuals, a high-intensity light source, and superior visual processing, for clearer, sharper videos and still images right on your device.

Measure from increased distances, too — increasing potential measurable surface area and probability of detection (POD).

The suite of image transforms is included in the Analyze model and available on Touch and Inspect models when ordering our Probability of Detection SW package. This POD SW includes: Adaptive Noise Reduction (ANR), Dark Boost, Distortion Correction, Inverse+, Variable High Dynamic Range (VHDR), and Color Saturation.

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What is Real3D?

Real3D™ measurement combines an interactive fully-surfaced point cloud visualizationadvanced measurement algorithms, an insightful 3D Surface Mask, and Dynamic Advisory Messages to enable more accurate and repeatable measurement decisions. Choose from three measurement technologies (3D Phase, 3D Stereo, and traditional stereo).

With HD-enabled digital zoom, you can hone in on even the tiniest indications mid-inspectionOn-demand 3D Phase and 3D Stereo Measurement, powered by Real3D™ measurement, provides a fully surfaced point cloud for ultimate measurement confidence — helping you increase productivity and make the best possible asset decisions, faster.

Each of these technologies is compatible with some or all of our measurement types to help get the measurement needed in multiple applications. They include basics like length, depth point to line, and area, but also specialty types including depth profile, area depth profile, and measurement plane. Real3D measurement also utilizes a dynamic warning system that helps guide inspectors and avoid unintended errors.

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What is the difference between XL Flex and XL Detect?

Both of our XL Flex and XL Detect models offer a 5” display screen that’s 3x brighter, rugged design to withstand harsh environments, Menu Directed Inspection, and much more.

But the stereo measurement feature on our XL Flex model provides an in-depth evaluation of your defects, therefore a more accurate analysis.

XL Flex also provides best-in-class light output to increase the probability of detection (POD) in larger, darker areas.

The XL Detect runs on MDI 1.1, whereas the XL Flex runs MDI 2.0 and includes stereo measurement technology for in-depth indication evaluation. The XL Detect and XL Detect+ have 1GB and 4GB, respectively, compared to 4GB and 16GB for the XL Flex.

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What services are offered with my video borescope purchase?

Our decades of expertise along with our global reach allow us to offer you service that is both quick and reliable.

We offer you technical support free of charge for the life of your product. Contact us via email at RemoteService@bhge.com or phone by calling +1 866 243-2638.

Other service offerings include rentals, repairs, advanced inspection solutions, and training. We'll be there to walk you through it every step of the way. 

Learn more about how we can help you work smarter, faster, and safer to achieve the efficiency and accuracy you expect.

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Which Borescope will be right for my inspection?

Your specific RVI needs will not necessarily be the same as another organization. To that end, we've created a diverse and flexible family of video inspection cameras, all with their own use cases and applications.

Our sales team offers consultations, including in-person or virtual demos, to help you figure out which Borescope will be the best fit for your inspection device needs. 

Request your demo today to see which video borescope is right for you.

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What types of digital connectivity are supported?

The MVIQ offers Wi-Fi and Bluetooth wireless connectivity. An auxiliary display may be connected via the DisplayPort digital video interface. There is a USB 3.0 micro-B port and two USB 3.0. type-A ports.

An iOS phone or tablet may be connected wired or wirelessly to the MVIQ for data transfer, as a remote monitor, or to perform full remote control of MVIQ operations using the iOS touchscreen.

The Mentor Visual iQ is a connected device that hosts a suite of digital tools used to make inspections consistent and efficient. On-device software updates, anywhere in the worldReal-time live collaboration with experts and customer-managed secure rich tagged data storage recalled from the cloud, all tailored to meet individual inspection needs.

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What is a Borescope?

borescope, also known as a video borescope, industrial borescopesnake camera, or video inspection camera is another member of the Non-Destructive Testing (NDT) family of technologies that allow for the advanced inspection of assembled and production-level parts without harming the target material/objects in any way. Due to the nature of their design, borescopes are perfectly suited for the remote inspection of objects and materials that are otherwise obscured from the view of the naked eye.

One of the key benefits of a capable video borescope is that it can allow for the inspection of assembled parts without having to incur the time and resource loss associated with tearing the part back down, as well as the increased odds of additional damaged associated with tearing down and rebuilding just for inspection purposes.

At its simplest, a video borescope is comprised of a small camera on the end of a rigid or flexible shaft, in some instances with a light source accompanying the camera on the end of the shaft for greater visibility in tighter, darker spaces. On the other end of the shaft, there is a screen for viewing the real-time images from the camera end of the probe. Many models come with interchangeable probe ends for use in different applications, be they size, environmental, or light-affected applications. 

Modern industrial borescopes are typically manufactured to rugged, mil-spec levels to endure the portability demands and environmental factors often associated with Remote Visual Inspection (RVI). Newer examples also come with onboard connectivity options for the off-device storage of inspection data as well as the ability to collaborate in real-time with a remote team of inspectors and technicians.

Some models of borescopes employ a moveable shaft that can be controlled, also known as articulation, via a small joystick or arrow pad on the handheld portion and allows the operator a greater degree of accuracy when inspecting thanks to the ability to reposition the camera (and accompanying light source) to obtain an optimal reading on a given area of inspection.

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How to use a Borescope?

Most RVI applications that are suited to the use of video borescopes require little to no specialized training for the operator beyond becoming familiar with the way the borescope works, and perhaps the imaging and connectivity software onboard the camera.

Before determining the best way to use your borescope, you'll need to understand the factors surrounding your target inspection area such as:

  • How deep is the inspection area, i.e. how long does my borescope need to be?
  • How dark is the inspection area, i.e. do I need a light source, and if so, how strong? Can I adjust the intensity?
  • Am I inspecting in a hazardous area?
  • If the inspection area isn't a straightforward hole (as in the case of an engine cylinder, for example) do I require a flexible shaft?
  • If I require a flexible shaft, do I require one that I can articulate so as to maneuver the camera around multiple obstacles, turns, kinks, or other impediments to my borescope camera's line of sight?

The use of video borescopes in and of themselves is pretty straightforward, the key is using the right borescope for the right application.  

Our sales team offers consultations, including in-person or virtual demos, to help you figure out which Borescope will be the best fit for your inspection device needs. 

Request your demo today to see which video borescope is right for you.

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What is the smallest diameter probe available?

Inspecting small spaces is easier than ever with the only interchangeable small diameter probes on the market.  

Now, there's no need to carry a second device if a smaller probe is needed. You can use any size probe, on your Everest Mentor iQ - saving time, hassle, and money. 




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