Hardware and Software Solutions for Complete Control

Priscilla Johnson

Content Marketing Lead

We want to take the opportunity to highlight how our IM3™ (Multi-Mission Modular) design philosophy translates from hardware to software, and how IM3™ technology delivers significant time savings and cost efficiencies.

Unless this is your first time on our blog (welcome!), you’re no stranger to our enabling design; every Inuktun system and component features unique, proprietary IM3™ technology. Unlike merely configurable systems – same basic vehicle, different payload options – our truly modular systems consist of an array of components intentionally designed to support several specifically purposed systems; components can be rearranged in new and interesting ways to inspect the unexpected. See a visual representation of that in this 90-second video.

Hardware

There are three options available when it comes to choosing the control system for your inspection camera, miniature magnetic crawler, or modular pipe inspection vehicle.

The Inuktun Spectrum 45™ and Spectrum 90™ standard definition cameras are offered with an interface box that works with your laptop or PC (we can provide you one too!) and powers Eddyfi Technologies' Inuktun control software. If Inuktun inspection cameras are just one component of your robotic toolkit, you may opt for our ICON™ Portable Controller (IPC).

The ICON™ Portable Controller is designed not only for Spectrum™ cameras but also for our small class vehicles (think Microtrac™ driven systems, like the MaggHD™ or Versatrax 100™). Built in a portable Pelican® case, this controller comes with an Xbox joystick for familiar controls, and a large sunlight readable touchscreen monitor.

When you’re operating our OnDemand Specialty Systems like our Versatrax 150™ pipe inspection vehicle, we offer a rackmount control solution. It comes with the same Xbox pendant controller and provides the long-range interface for video receivers, a fiber optic option, big bandwidth and 400 VDC power.

Software

Eddyfi Technologies' Inuktun control and operations software, ICON™, is Multi-Mission Modular (IM3™) with licensed features and functional tiers, extensions, and plugins. It has been designed to be flexible and adaptable for a wide range of client projects. The applications may be as routine as recording inspection video in municipal sewer and water pipes or as comprehensive as correlating snapshots, video, and corrosion data for a process plant reactor, recording and retaining the information for post-analysis. Whatever your requirements, ICON™ software delivers an adaptable platform for multiple requirements. Talk to your sales expert to identify your software solution.

Fear not, legacy analog controller clients – we still support you! We understand that change can feel cumbersome; why not demo our ICON™ control hardware and software solutions to see the immediate benefits for yourself? Thanks to our proven IM3™ design, upgrading your hardware is no problem. Let’s give you complete control today!