HammerHead Trenchless Equipment, PortaVision pipe-inspection camera
HammerHead’s PortaVision pipe inspection camera system now features a removable, retina display iPad 4. Introduced last year, the original camera system included a built-in computer touch screen and required a USB to transfer video files. The new PortaVision model utilizes a wireless iPad 4 to view photos, edit videos, and send files through email or by cloud services. The pipe-inspection camera base unit was designed for pipe 2 inches to 6 inches in diameter. The integrated iPad 4 communicates with the unit through a Wi-Fi router, allowing the operator to work from anywhere on the jobsite. New features include freeze-frame snapshots and the ability to narrate an inspection through a built-in microphone. Operators also have the capability to add text at any time to video or photos. Font size, location of text, and the colour can also be altered.