CCTV Without the Learning Curve

New video nozzle from Envirosight provides a simple inspection option for smaller lines.
CCTV Without the Learning Curve
Jake Wells, right, director of marketing with Envirosight, points out the features of his company’s new 6-inch JetScan Mini video inspection nozzle with a WWETT 2015 attendee. The nozzle can be deployed to inspect sewer lines 6 to 10 inches in diameter. (Photo by Craig Mandli)

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Sometimes smaller is better. At least that was the idea Envirosight ran with when debuting the new JetScan Mini to the wastewater market at the 2015 Water & Wastewater Equipment, Treatment & Transport (WWETT) Show.

The JetScan Mini video nozzle gives sewer cleaning crews the visual feedback they need to select the proper tools, troubleshoot backups, identify buried safety hazards, and document successful cleaning in 6- to 10-inch-diameter pipes. This simple, rugged camera captures valuable HD video footage from underground pipes for offline tablet viewing.

“We launched the 8-inch JetScan in 2014, and it received an extremely favorable response from the sewer cleaning and inspection industry,” says Jake Wells, director of marketing at Envirosight. “It was innovative because it provides rapid, cost-effective HD video without the need for a CCTV truck. But it wasn’t a fit for regions where sub 8-inch sewer lines are prevalent. The Mini provides the same productivity, safety and efficiency.”

As with the standard JetScan, the JetScan Mini records up to eight hours of 720p HD MPEG video to an onboard 32GB SDHC memory card. The card is easily removed to view video on an iPad or other SDHC-compatible device. Twin high-output LED lamps ensure bright, vivid footage, and rechargeable lithium-ion batteries provide up to four hours of continuous operation.

“There’s no learning curve with the JetScan Mini,” says Wells. “You just power it up and hit ‘record.’ It’s that simple. That return on investment is so compelling to customers.”

The JetScan Mini is available as a complete system, or the stand-alone 6-inch nozzle can be purchased separately for use with a camera from an existing JetScan. Wells points out that the camera nozzle has been beta tested in several markets, and the feedback was positive.

“The operators that have used it like that it can fit into tighter areas and will also work with larger lines,” he says. “The nozzle fits into multiple-size skids, which makes it versatile. It’s a direct response to feedback we get from shows such as WWETT. Many municipalities run 6-inch sewer lines and need inspection systems that are compatible with them.”

Many of Envirosight’s longtime customers eagerly anticipated the launch of the JetScan Mini, with some even offering to buy the test model right off the WWETT Show floor.

The response was exactly what Wells was looking for.

“This is consistently the show to be at for this industry,” Wells says. “We had an extremely productive week, and it seems that the attendees at the 2015 show were there to buy. That certainly makes for an exciting time for our crew.”

Wells says Envirosight is looking forward to the 2016 WWETT Show. While he won’t go into any specifics regarding Envirosight’s plans, he promises the company will again bring its “newest and best” wastewater industry innovations to the show floor.

“We try to roll out something big here every year,” he says. “That’s why we circle this day on the calendar. This show is that important.” 866/936-8476; www.envirosight.com.



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