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RF SYSTEMS-3.9mm VJ ADV Videoscope

The 4mm Advanced VJ Videoscope combines VJ’s standard and advanced borescope features for a superior all-in-one system. Added functionality features include a steel-braided insertion tube delivering greater flexibility and durability, a larger 3.5inch LCD monitor, 2x digital zoom, LED flash capturing, time-lapse recording and microphone and earphone ports for voice recording. All this plus VJ’s standard videoscope features including joystick operation, 360 degree camera articulation and on-board image and video capture capabilities. The 4mm scope head allows for inspections in the tightest of places making it ideal for aircraft guide tube inspections and small bore injector nozzle inspections.

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Product Description

Joystick-Controlled, 360 Degree Articulation

The mechanized joystick uses operator input to directly control camera articulation. The result is smooth and accurate control of the articulating tip, with immediate response to joystick inputs. This allows the camera tip to be steered through narrow bores, channels and complex curves. Additionally, the camera will hold its position even when joystick pressure is released. No other video boroscope is easier to use.


Highly Durable and Flexible Insertion Tube

The VJ-ADV comes with a 4mm diameter steel-braided insertion tube and ultra-short, 15mm rigid tip section. The highly flexible and durable insertion tube can be easily navigated through narrow, curved paths. The steel-braided covering protects the insertion tube from rough or abrasive surfaces without compromising flexibility.

2X Digital Zoom

A single control panel button switches the onboard display to a 2X digital zoom*. This allows detailed observation in situations where the insertion tube can not get any closer to the inspection target.
*Zoom not compatible with external monitor display via USB or RCA output.

Temperature Sensor

A temperature sensor located on the tip of the insertion tube measures and displays the internal temperature of the camera module, and delivers a two-stage visual warning to the user when the temperature approaches a dangerously high level*. This warning systems helps preevent damage to the scope from overheating of the camera and electronics.

*The sensor is not designed to measure the ambient temperature of the area being inspected.

Voice Recording

By connecting the included hands-free microscope, audio annotation of the inspection can be recorded along with video. This allows the user to further explain the reason for the inspection, findings, and recommended remedial action, if necessary. When still photos alone are not adequate, a video recording with voice overlay provides all the documentation a user could need.

Super High-Intensity LED Illumination

Illumination is provided by four super high-intensity white LEDs located at the tip of the bending section. These LEDs can be adjusted in 5 different levels from OFF to HIGH, to deliver just the right amount of light.

LED Flash Function

The LED Flash function delivers a 0.1 second burst of super high intensity light through the 4 LEDs, allowing you to take a photo of an especially dark area, such as a large diameter pipe. Similar to the flash on a handheld digital camera, it illuminates the inspection target just long enough to capture a clear image.

True Portability in a Compact Package

True portability is made possible through the ergonomic design of the VJ handle and base unit. All key functions, including image capture, video recording, LED brightness control, and camera articulation, can be controlled with one hand. The integrated 3.5 inch monitor allows easy viewing of the inspection target; no external monitor is required. Nothing this portable and compact delivers so many features or is easier to use.

Battery Powered Operation

VJ-ADV is powered by four AA batteries which provide approximately 1.5 hours of run-time. Because off-the-shelf disposable batteries can be used, there is no risk of down time waiting for a recharging cycle. An AC adapter is also included allowing unlimited run-time while plugged into a standard wall outlet.

“In our drive for the continuous improvement of helicopter safe operations, AIRBUS Civil Helicopter technical capabilities have been enhanced with the utility and clarity offered from the RF Systems Lab 3.9 mm VJ Articulating Video Boroscope. Supplied by INLINE Systems (Sydney), it has proven to be an important tool in our initial identification and subsequent diagnostics of turbine engine or dynamic component internal condition checks. It is resilient and reliable and our technicians find the design and operation intuitive and easy to use. The interface with common IT hardware and software is practical and trouble free. It gives us peace of mind having this current and progressive tool in our maintenance environment.”

Greg Meyer – Chief Engineering of NSW AIRBUS Civil Helicopters

Insertion Tube Outer: φ3.9 mm
Tube Length (mm/inch): 1.5 m (59")
Exterior: Stainless Steel Braid
Waterproof: Insertion Tube and Tip
Chemical Compatibility: Machine Oil, Heating Oil, Engine Oil, 3.5% Concentrated Saltwater, Diesel Fuel
OpticsField of View (HV): 70°/ 70°
F No.: F 5.3
Depth of Field: 15 mm~ ∞
Illumination Method: Super High-intensity 6 White LEDs
ArticulationArticulation Angle: 360°(over 90°in every direction)
Articulation Control: Joystick with "Direct Control" Mechanism Rigid Distal End Length: 13 mm
LCD Monitor3.5 inch Color Digital LCD
Observation Function2x digital zoom: N/A
External Temperature Display: N/A
Temperature Alarm Display: N/A
LED Output Adjustment5 Level
Gain Adjustment5 Level
Still Capture / Record Function Still image / Time-lapse Recording (Movie)
Input/OutputVideo Output: φ2.5m Stereo Mini Jack for RCA Video Output (NTSC/PAL)
TerminalUSB Output: Mini B Terminal ver. 2.0 Video Capture Output (includes Driver / Viewer Software)
Audio Output: Monaural Flat Jack for Hands-free Earphone
Microphone Input: Monaural Flat Jack for Hands-free Microphone
StorageStorage Media: Micro SD Card (Max. 2GB)
Still Image: JPEG 400×400 pixels          
Video: Motion JPEG (AVI file extension), 400×400 pixels 15~30fps, voice recording function via the attached microphone
Storage Capacity (with 1 GB Micro SD Card): Still Image - Max. 500 pictures, Movie Recording - Approx. 60 minutes (Normal Mode) / Approx. 9 hours (Time-lapse Mode)
Playback FunctionStill Image: Thumbnail 9-image Display / Full Screen Display
Movie: Play, Pause
Menu OperationImage Adjustment (Brightness, Contrast, Hue, Sharpness)
Delete store image
Time and date setting
Language: Japanese / English
USB Mass Storage
Operating Temperatures (Insertion Tube)In air: -30°C ~60°C (-22°F~140°F)
In liquid: 10°C~30°C (50°F~86°F)
Power SupplyDC: 6 V(with four AA alkaline batteries)
AC: 100 V - 240 V
Operating Time Max. 1.5 hours(with four AA alkaline batteries)
Weight480 g(without batteries at 1.5 m length)
Carrying Case 495 x 420 x 145 mm (19 x 17 x 5 inch)

Product Sheet – 3.9mm VJ Videoscope Advanced


RF Systems


Automotive, Aviation, Engineering, Marine Engineering


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