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RF System Lab, a leader in non-destructive testing technology, is excited to announce the arrival of the groundbreaking 6.9mm x 8M VJ-Advance (VJ-ADV) video borescope.

The 6.9mm x 8M scope has all of the same features as the original, flagship 6.9mm VJ-Advance, including four-way joystick-controlled camera articulation, medical-grade camera technology, and trigger-activated image capture.  However, as indicated by the name, the 8M (8 meter) VJ-ADV offers a much longer insertion tube, allowing inspection of heat exchangers, boiler tubes, process piping, and more.

Historically, RF System Lab’s line of 6.9mm, battery operated, easy to use, articulating video borescopes have been offered in lengths of 1.5 meters (4 feet, 11 inches), 3 meters (9 feet, 10 inches), and 5 meters (16 feet, 5 inches’). Our borescope experts are thrilled to now be able to offer this, highly anticipated, in-demand 8 meter (26 feet, 3 inches) scope to new and existing customers.

Just one of the many industries that can benefit from the 8 meter borescope is the food manufacturing industry. Remote visual inspection of pipe welds is crucial to find surface flaws, cracks, porosity, unfilled craters, poorly formed beads, and misalignments; all of which could cause delays in production.  The 6.9mm x 8M video borescope saves time and money and is ideal for weld inspection because of its long reach, slender size, and articulation, allowing it to easily navigate through piping.

The versatile 6.9mm x 8M VJ-ADV articulating video borescope will quickly become a must-have tool in any engineer’s toolbox but don’t just take our word for it.  Please contact one of our borescope experts directly to try the 6.9mm x 8M VJ-Advance for yourself.  To make the decision process easy, we offer the industry’s only no-cost, no-obligation demo program.  Contact RF System Lab today by visiting our website or call (231) 943-1171.

RF System Lab is looking forward to returning to the 2015 American Petroleum Institute (API) Inspection Summit.  The API Inspection Summit is taking place January 26-29, 2015 at the Galveston Island Convention Center in Galveston, TX.  The four-day summit is focused on asset integrity through corrosion management, inspection, and engineering technology as applicable to the petroleum industry.  According to the event website, each day focuses on presentations relevant to upstream, midstream, and downstream operation and integrity management and provides an opportunity to learn about new and existing industry codes and standards. API Inspection Summit also provides a valuable opportunity to hear about emerging trends from experts and to discuss new and existing issues in inspection and AIM technology.

Additionally, the API Inspection Summit features an exhibit hall with the newest and best technology in the petroleum industry.  Among those featured products is RF System Lab’s ergonomic VJ-Advance (VJ-ADV) video borescope.  With its joystick controlled 360-degree articulation and extremely portable weight of just 23 ounces, the AA battery-powered VJ-ADV is the ideal inspection camera for any oil and gas maintenance professional.  Complete any inspection with confidence using the VJ-ADV’s high-resolution photo and video capture capabilities.

Petroleum experts can test out the VJ-ADV video borescope at the API Inspection Summit by visiting us at booth 412.  Borescope expert and Sales Consultant Zack Wessels will be on site to answer any video borescope questions and to help attendees find the best ways to complete their remote visual inspections.  Exhibits open on Tuesday, January 27at 7:30am.

If companies are unable to make it to the API Inspection Summit and want to see the VJ-Advance firsthand, there is still a chance to test the video borescope onsite at their facility.  Petroleum maintenance professionals can sign up for the no-cost, no-obligation demo program.  For more information about RF System Lab or the VJ-Advance video borescope, call (231) 943-1171.

RF System Lab had a record month for VJ-Advance video borescope sales in December, 2014.  We are proud to announce an abundance of new inspection camera customers in a wide variety of industries.  Clients in December include companies working in fields such as food and beverage, manufacturing, aviation, power generation, aerospace, and more.

We are proud to have surpassed their sales goals by adding the companies listed below, as well as many other impressive industry leaders, to its roster of satisfied customers in December.

Eaton Logo

Eaton Logo

One of our customers, representing the manufacturing industry, is Eaton.   Eaton provides energy-efficient solutions that help their customers in over 175 countries effectively manage electrical, hydraulic, and mechanical power more efficiently, safely, and sustainably.  Eaton is using the VJ-Advance articulating video borescope to perform quality checks by internally inspecting engine components for the automotive industry.  The VJ-Advance’s ease of use and high-resolution photo and video capabilities made the justification of the purchase easy.

New Mexico Airlines Logo

New Mexico Airlines Logo


Many of our latest customers came from the aviation industry; numerous as a result of the company’s successful experience exhibiting at the 2014 NBAA Annual Conference.  Two of those customers were New Mexico Airlines and Thunder Airlines of Canada.  New Mexico Airlines, the newest, most environmentally friendly airline fleet in the Southwest, is utilizing the VJ-Advance for PT6 engine inspections.  We at RF System Lab also ordered the PT6 guide tube for the aviation company, which is a perfect fit for the 3.9mm

Thunder Airlines Logo

Thunder Airlines Logo

VJ- Advance articulating video borescope.  Thunder Airlines of Canada, a company located in Thunder Bay Airport that handles scheduled public flights, private charter flights, and cargo flights, purchased the ergonomic VJ-Advance inspection camera to confidently complete power plant and airframe inspections.  We are actively growing a video borescope client list in Canada. In fact, two other companies located at Thunder Bay Airport are VJ-Advance customers: Pilatus Centre Canada and Wasaya Airways.



Redstripe Beer Logo

Redstripe Beer Logo

Red Stripe Beer, maker of a well-known Jamaican Lager beer also recently purchased the VJ-Advance.  Red Stripe uses the high-quality VJ-Advance video borescope for inspecting Caterpillar Reciprocating Engine Gen Sets.  Red Stripe uses the Gen Sets to supply power for their production facility, meaning they have no room for machine downtime.  Therefore, they required a videoscope that would perform preventive and corrective maintenance with ease, which is why they selected the VJ-Advance articulating video borescope.  The lightweight, portable VJ-Advance, with its 360-degree joystick-control articulation, is the perfect tool to help keep the power running.

Exelon Corporation Logo

Exelon Corporation Logo

Representing the Power Generation industry, we are proud to have the continued business of Exelon Corporation, the nation’s leading energy provider.  Exelon has been using the VJ-Advance video borescope since 2009 at multiple nuclear and coal power production plants.  We are grateful to have earned their trust and partnership as a supplier of four-way articulating video borescopes.  We provided another VJ-Advance for Exelon in December 2014 to assist in completing internal valve inspections.


We at RF System Lab would like to extend a thank you to its newest clients, as well as all additional clients not listed here for making December a memorable sales month.  If you would like to demo the VJ-Advance video borescope, you can sign up for a no-cost, no-obligation demo program.  For more information on RF System Lab, please visit our website or call 888-747-6526.

At RF System Lab, we pride ourselves on making and distributing an affordable, high-quality, industrial-grade product, the ergonomic VJ-Advance articulating video borescope. Additionally, we offer one of the top customer service and repair programs in the industry – the RF System Lab Advantage.

The RF System Lab Advantage means that when you call our facility, you will speak directly with a borescope expert who knows the details of your VJ-Advance purchase. We have the best after-the-sale service program in the industry. If you have an issue, you’ll be able to speak to someone who can give you detailed step-by-step instructions, specific to your application. No need to waste time listening to automated help lines. For your peace of mind, all video borescopes come with a 1-year manufacturer warranty. Need a repair? We can handle that as well.

Our repair program goes above and beyond to make sure our customers receive the lowest repair costs in the shortest amount of time. If your VJ-Advance video borescope becomes damaged in any way, we ship the unit directly to the factory for repair; resulting in an extremely fast turnaround time of only four weeks total lead time.  Our exclusive relationship with the manufacturer keeps cost down, and we pass this savings directly to our customers without any markup. As a bonus, RF System Lab replaces all VJ-Advance accessories, including the carrying case, at no-charge over the lifetime of ownership.  While a customer’s inspection camera is being repaired, we immediately send that client a “Loaner” unit at no cost – there is no need to worry about inspection downtime with the VJ-Advance!

Learn more about the RF System Lab Advantage by speaking to one of our video borescope experts at (231) 943-1171.

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.