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The Exploration and Production Industry’s premier drilling event, the IADC/SPE Drilling Conference and Exhibition is coming up next week at the Fort Worth Convention Center. The conference has gained a reputation for being an excellent forum for discussing challenges that affect the E&P industry and this year’s conference is no exception.

The conference website states that the technical programs, keynote and plenary session will address many of the challenges the E&P industry is facing in these unprecedented times. The plenary session will feature a panel of outstanding speakers who will express their opinions and ideas on the rapid evolution of unconventional oil and gas development and the corresponding demands associated with these large-scale, factory style projects.

In the oil and gas industry, time is money. Our product line, the VJ-Advance line of articulating video borescopes, helps to save both by allowing professionals in the industry to do a visual inspection of internal components without a costly and time-consuming teardown.

RF System Lab will be one of more than 70 exhibitors showcasing at this event. Stop by booth #828 to meet Jess Kuznicki, sales consultant from RF System Lab starting at 10am on Tuesday, March 4th and test the ground breaking VJ-ADV Video borescope yourself.

To learn more about the IADC/SPE Drilling Conference and Exposition, view their event information here.

See the VJ-Advance in the Fort Worth Convention Center during these dates and times:

Opening Time: Exhibits Open 10:00am on Tuesday 3/4/2014
Conference Dates: March 4-6, 2014
Venue: Fort Worth Convention Center

Booth: #828

We look forward to seeing you there! If you are unable to attend the conference don’t forget, you can still checkout the VJ-ADV articulating video borescopes on the RF System Lab website! For more information, call us toll free at (231) 943-1171.

On March 25th and 26th, 2014, Aviation Pros LIVE will take over the Sands Expo and Convention Center in Las Vegas, Nevada. The event features stimulating keynote and guest speakers, an international maintenance competition, industry focused networking opportunities, the event’s first annual golf tournament and even a chili cook-off. The Aviation Pros LIVE slogan says it all: “You Power Aviation. We Power You.”

This year’s conference speakers include keynote speaker Ralph Hood, whom Oprah Winfrey described as a very “funny man.” Guest speakers include Tom Hendricks, President and CEO of National Air Transportation Association, Rosemary A. Vassiliadis, Director of Aviation at Clark County Department of Aviation and Rick Angor, Senior Manager of GSE, Southeast Region at Southwest Airlines. This knowledgeable and entertaining group of speakers is sure to provide some thought-provoking presentations.

RF System Lab is exhibiting at this show for the second year in a row, and we are excited to have Sales Consultant and borescope expert Edward Thomas representing us. Since the introduction of the VJ series of borescopes in 2008, the aircraft maintenance industry has been the leading adopter of this ground-breaking technology. The key application for which the VJ-Advance borescope is being used is aircraft turbine engine inspection; making Aviation Pros LIVE a great chance to give aviation professionals the opportunity to demo the VJ-Advance video borescope.

RF System Lab is looking forward to exhibiting for our second year at Aviation Pros LIVE. Stop by booth #330 to meet Edward Thomas, sales consultant from RF System Lab starting at 10am on Tuesday, March 25th, and test the ground breaking VJ-ADV Video borescope yourself.

To learn more about Aviation Pros LIVE, view their event information here.

See the VJ-Advance in the Sands Expo and Convention Center during these dates and times:

Opening Time: Exhibits open 10:00am on Tuesday, March 25th, 2014
Conference Dates: March 25-26, 2014
Venue: The Sands Expo and Convention Center

Some of the most important features companies look for when investing in a high-quality video borescope are portability and a reliable, long-lasting power source. RF System Lab, a worldwide leader in remote visual inspection technology, introduces the VJ-Advance video borescope; an extremely portable, high-end inspection camera that runs on standard AA batteries.

The VJ-Advance video borescope from RF System Lab is compact in size and weighs in at only 23oz, making it ergonomic and extremely lightweight. Lower-quality borescopes are bulky and, in some cases, require access to an electrical outlet to operate. The VJ-Advance is easily transported and while a direct AC-110 power adapter comes with the VJ-Advance for non-stop, continuous power, the video borescope’s main power source is standard AA batteries.

There are numerous benefits to owning an inspection tool that operates on standard AA batteries. One notable benefit is that running on AA batteries means that there is no downtime waiting for the borescope to recharge. If the VJ-Advance’s AA batteries die, the user simply needs to take out the old batteries, replace them with new ones, and the VJ-Advance is ready for use. This immediate, on-demand power option is one of the many things that sets RF System Lab apart from other video borescope providers.

Most video borescopes come with a rechargeable lithium-ion battery, which means that while the scope’s battery is charging, there is downtime where it cannot be used for inspections – something that can be detrimental if there is an immediate inspection need.  If the charger is lost and needs to be reordered, technicians may have to wait a week or more to complete an inspection. With the VJ-Advance articulating video borescope, you never have to worry about wasting time while waiting for any part to charge or for replacement battery accessories to arrive. The VJ-Advance is ready for use whenever it is needed.

Large lithium-ion batteries, which are the primary source of power for many borescopes on the market, are not easily transported. While AA batteries are legal on airplanes, lithium-ion batteries must have less than 25 grams of lithium content per battery in checked baggage and are not allowed in carry-on baggage per the FAA. This makes traveling with borescopes that require rechargeable lithium-ion batteries extremely difficult. The lightweight VJ-Advance video borescope not only comes with a carry case that holds all accessories, but is easily transported because of the widely-accepted AA power source.

Companies interested in seeing firsthand how portable and user-friendly the AA battery powered VJ-Advance video borescope is for internal inspections are invited to sign up for RF System Lab’s no-cost, no-obligation demo program. Visit the RF System Lab website or call (888)747-6526 to speak with a video borescope expert.

Baton Rouge, LA: home to Bourbon Street, spicy jambalaya, Louisiana State University and… most importantly, the upcoming Gulf South Rotating Machinery Symposium (GSRMS). This event is taking place at the Crowne Plaza Executive Center on April 28-May 1, 2014 and RF System Lab’s VJ-Advance (VJ-ADV) video borescope is going to be featured on the exhibit floor.

The Gulf South Rotating Machinery Symposium logo

The Gulf South Rotating Machinery Symposium logo

Gulf South Rotating Machinery Symposium is an event where professionals in the oil and gas industry can educate themselves and learn ways to continually improve and find advancements in the rotating machinery and compression industry. GSRMS will feature an impressive variety of tutorials and events such as breakfast with exhibitors, a golf scramble and a Crawfish Boil on Tuesday evening.

Casey O’Tool, borescope expert and sales consultant at RF System Lab, will be exhibiting at the event and providing demos of the VJ-ADV. Casey is looking forward to many events and educational opportunities at GSRMS, but above all he is excited to connect with some current and potential customers. There are also customers that he hopes to catch up with including RR Energy Services, who purchased a VJ-ADV 6.9mm/1.5m for engine and compression services and Pelstar USA, who own three of RF System Lab’s VJ-ADV 6.9mm/1.5m for rotating equipment services.

If you will be in attendance at Gulf South Rotating Machinery Symposium, stop by booth #45 to meet Casey O’Tool and let him show you how a VJ-ADV could assist with your rotating machinery and compression needs.

You can visit booth #45 at the Crowne Plaza Executive Center starting on April 28th at 7:00am and have Casey O’Tool provide expert information about the VJ-Advance video borescope; try it out onsite and experience the ease of use yourself.

View more information about Gulf South Rotating Machinery Symposium.

See the VJ-Advance in the Crowne Plaza Executive Center during these dates and times:

Opening Time: Exhibits open 7:00am on April 28th, 2014
Conference Dates: April 28-May 1, 2014
Venue: Crowne Plaza Executive Center

Booth: #45

If you are unable to attend the conference don’t forget, you can still checkout the VJ-ADV articulating video borescopes on the RF System Lab website! For more information, call us toll free at (888) 747-6526.

The VJ-Advance (VJ-ADV) video borescope has made its way back to Traverse City, MI after traveling to Atlantic City, NJ on April 9-10 for GLOBALCON 2014, presented by the Association of Energy Engineers. GLOBALCON 2014 was full of thought-provoking sessions and opportunities, as well as an exhibit floor with the latest energy-saving technology…plus a meet and greet at the TUN Tavern.

Edward Thomas, RF System Lab sales consultant, was on site to demo the VJ-ADV during GLOBALCON 2014. He was also able to mix and mingle with some of the industry’s finest reliability engineers. One notable connection that Thomas made was Atlantic Power System, an energy provider that maintains large diesel engines. A perfect fit for the VJ-ADV video borescope. The VJ-ADV’s one-handed joystick articulation allows technicians to easily inspect large diesel engines, which is crucial when assessments include evaluating a path that goes through a muffler and over a baffle. Utilizing a video borescope with 360 degree articulation ensures completed inspections, with accuracy and confidence.

Another company that Thomas met at GLOBALCON 2014 was Protective Power Systems and Controls, whose booth was located across the aisle from RF System Lab’s. Protective Power Systems and Controls is a company that maintains generators for various clients. The ability to capture concise images and videos of internal generator inspections and swiftly transfer them to an SD card, features offered by the VJ-ADV, would be a great value to maintenance field technicians as well as customers.

RF System Lab values the energy industry, which is what made providing demonstrations of the VJ-ADV at GLOBALCON 2014 such a memorable experience. If you were unable to test drive the VJ-Advance video borescope at GLOBALCON 2014, we would like to offer you a free trial. To make the decision process easy, we offer the industry’s only no-cost, no-obligation demo program so you can evaluate the VJ-Advance line of video borescopes in your facility doing your inspections, before you decide to buy.

For more information about RF System Lab and the VJ-Advance (VJ-ADV) video borescope call us at (888) 747-6526 or visit or website www.rfsystemlab.us.

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