Latest Video Inspection System Comes with Wi-Fi Enabled Streaming and Camera Control

Press Release Summary:

  • Features spring-loaded tablet holder, double ball and socket arm, and pivoting kickstand
  • Can be paired with RIDGID HQx Dock to hold and protect personal devices
  • Utilizes RIDGID HQx® Live app to remotely control the camera functions and features


Original Press Release:

Introducing Reliable Streaming & Camera Control with RIDGID® SeeSnake® CSx Via™

Multi-reel-compatible, Wi-Fi-enabled inspection tool offers enhanced jobsite efficiency

ELYRIA, OHIO – October 15, 2020 – RIDGID® , part of Emerson’s Professional Tool group, introduces a flexible, bring-your-own-screen inspection solution, the RIDGID SeeSnake® CSx Via™. It provides a convenient means to stream, capture and share inspection images using an iOS® , Android™ or Windows device, giving end users another great inspection option in addition to the RIDGID full line-up of monitors.

CSx Via enables reels with an interconnect port to be Wi-Fi enabled and utilizes the free RIDGID HQx® Live app to remotely control the camera functions and features. Simply dock in the CSx Via Wi-Fi control device to unlock a world of flexibility, convenience and camera operations with just your mobile screen. Remotely control all functions and features of your camera reel, including TruSense® , distance counter, sonde and more.

Multi-reel compatibility provides maximum flexibility. CSx Via connects with the RIDGID SeeSnake microDrain™, microReel™, nanoReel™, Compact C40, Compact M40, Compact 2 and the rM200 camera reels. It is also compatible with TruSense® SeeSnake systems and will enable TruSense features in the app.

Purpose-built for jobsite durability and protection, CSx Via can be paired with the RIDGID HQx Dock to hold and protect personal devices. The RIDGID SeeSnake HQx Dock is designed to deliver a flexible, convenient way to mount your tablet when using the SeeSnake HQx Live app. Featuring a spring-loaded tablet holder, double ball and socket arm, and pivoting kickstand, the HQx Dock can hold most tablets and is adjustable for optimal viewing at the jobsite. Use as a free-standing unit or mount onto any RIDGID SeeSnake Compact Series reels for fast, easy setup.

“The ability to turn any personal device into a monitor with a tool that fits in your hand is not only convenient, but also offers flexibility and convenience for inspection pros with multiple reels to custom configure their tools for various jobsite situations,” said Amy Moneypenny, global product manager, underground technologies, RIDGID. “User fatigue is also reduced, and jobsite efficiencies enhanced as there is less weight to carry to and from a jobsite.”

All RIDGID Underground Technology tools, including the CSx Via, come with the RIDGID Full Lifetime Warranty.

To purchase or learn more about the CSx Via or other underground technology tools, visit, or call toll-free: 1-800-4RIDGID.

Emerson’s professional tools business, which includes RIDGID as well as the Greenlee and Klauke brands, provides the industry’s broadest portfolio of advanced, reliable tools and technologies for the mechanical, electrical and plumbing trades globally. Visit for more information.

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