Digital Technology Brings Video Borescopes Into the Spotlight

A video borescope is a borescope with an illuminated tip.  The tip has a digital lens that relays images over fiber optic to an LCD screen device for viewing.  A borescope can capture both moving and still camera shots.  The video borescope works very much like a digital camera or video recorder.

The LCD screen can be a small handheld device or a computer screen. There are many different levels of quality of LCD screens.  Remember;  the larger and higher resolution LCD screen; the more expensive the video borescope. When looking for a video borescope; shop for one with high resolution and large number of pixels.

Wireless video borescopes are available that do not require an electrical outlet.  They are powered by a rechargeable battery.  This feature in it does drive up the price quite a bit at the current time.  Some come with a memory card that can be plugged into your computer port for image viewing.  This feature makes storing, transferring and manipulating your digital data very easy.

Some examples of practical applications that prove the savings of utilizing a video borescope are:

o    Inspection of machined parts all along the production of the piece will ensure costly errors are found and corrected immediately.

o    Quality control workers can monitor saved video borescope inspections and increase the likelihood that mistakes never reach the consumer and are fixed in house at the time of manufacture.

o    Accuracy when machining parts is very important, even computer controlled machines are only as good as their human counterpart.  Continuous monitoring can be achieved and documented with this machine.

o    Industries such as auto, diesel and aviation use it by their mechanics to check engines for wear; before costly breakdowns occur.  With the aviation industry this also saves lives.

o    They are helping doctors diagnose patients better by enabling the surgeon to make a small incision in the patient and look at the organs and body function. 

This specialized video borescope is called and endoscope.  It may allow a surgeon to use microscopic instruments to do surgery as well.  Recovery times have been shorten so much by this technology; a surgery that could have taken you two months or more of recovery time; may now only take two weeks to get back in the swing of things. You may have lower hospital bills and less loss of income.

Digital and computer technology allow it to create images that were never before possible.  There are even borescopes that have an articulating tip that will rotate 360 degrees.   You have access to every surface on the inside of any item you may want to view.

A borescope can be quite expensive; however there are some very adequate video borescopes on the market available without breaking the bank.  As with all technology; some of the features may become less costly the longer the product is on the market.