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Baker Hughes Waygate Technologies Launches Everest Ca-Zoom HD

Boosting productivity and efficient inspections in confined and hard-to-access places

Published: Thursday, July 20, 2023 - 11:01

(Waygate Technologies: Huerth, Germany) -- Waygate Technologies, a Baker Hughes business and leader in nondestructive testing (NDT) solutions for industrial inspection, has launched the Everest Ca-Zoom HD, a state-of-the-art pan, tilt, and zoom (PTZ) camera system. It’s designed with an integrated transport box to deliver precise, efficient, and secure confined-space inspections in a variety of industries, from oil and gas and power to chemicals, pharmaceutical, and food and beverage.

Everest Ca-Zoom HD streamlines remote visual inspection (RVI) by combining highly accurate inspection results with an all-in-one transport box. This advanced camera system with pan-and-tilt capabilities offers image quality among the highest in the industry, and user-friendly features. Equipped with two PTZ camera heads and accompanied by all essential accessories, it comes packaged in a wheeled case that can be effortlessly maneuvered by a single person. The hand-held control unit provides an intuitive and modern operating system with seamless image capture and laser measurement capabilities, catering specifically to the demands of vessel and tank inspections.

“For the continued advancement and enhancement of Everest Ca-Zoom HD, we have combined accuracy, portability, and cutting-edge features to create a solution that empowers inspectors with unparalleled efficiency and peace of mind,” says Mike Domke, general manager of visual at Waygate Technologies.

Enhanced productivity through simplified equipment

With Everest Ca-Zoom HD, inspectors can now carry everything they need in a single and lightweight transport box. This innovative solution eliminates the need for additional onsite equipment logistics, resulting in easy deployment on difficult-to-access areas on a site, such as scaffolds, and significantly boosting productivity. With its intuitive user interface, Everest Ca-Zoom HD simplifies device operation, allowing inspectors to navigate effortlessly, save valuable time, and achieve accurate results. The advanced software further enhances efficiency by enabling inspectors to deliver precise results faster.

The wheeled transport box, weighing only 22 kg, enables inspectors to travel and set up at inspection sites with minimal effort. This lightweight and compact solution further streamlines the inspection process, allowing for more flexibility and convenience. Everest Ca-Zoom HD also comes with a backpack option and essential cables, enabling hands-free climbing and access to inspection spaces. The hand-held control pendant provides operators with the freedom to move around during inspections, effectively reducing logistical burdens.

Unmatched image quality and effortless operation

Everest Ca-Zoom HD stands out with its high-definition camera, providing crystal-clear images in full HD resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. Even in confined spaces, the camera’s remarkable light output guarantees optimal image quality, thanks to the integration of four LEDs delivering a brightness of 2,980 lumens. This ensures exceptional visibility and image clarity even in dark environments. Inspectors benefit from more mobility during inspections with the hand-held control pendant. This intuitive instrument allows seamless movement, simplifying access to inspection spaces and alleviating logistical challenges, ultimately enhancing efficiency and productivity.

Everest Ca-Zoom HD is available now.


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