Laser Tools, a UK-based tool manufacturer and official tool supplier to Aston Martin Racing, has introduced a new portable inspection camera, which allows users to perform visual inspections in hard to reach areas. A lightweight, handheld design ensures the component is extremely portable, and useable thanks to a flexible, semi-rigid 1m camera probe that is 3.9mm in diameter. Laser states that the narrow diameter of the camera probe means that the inspection camera has numerous applications from inspecting engines and engine components, inspecting cables or pipes in or behind other components.
When working in dark environments the end of the probe is fitted with two LEDs which have six levels of brightness; useful for diagnostics on air-conditioning or ventilation systems, or for checking pipe blockages, etc.
The results of the inspection are saved on the 8 Gb Micro SD card; to retrieve the recorded video and still images from the inspection camera you can either remove the Micro SD card or more simply just connect the camera up to a laptop or PC with the supplied USB lead. An RCA/Video-Out lead is also supplied which enables a larger screen (with compatible Video-In socket) to be used both when the camera is live or to view still images and video recordings.