Video Inspection System supports Apple® mobile devices.

Press Release Summary:

By generating ad hoc Wi-Fi hotspot, iBorescope enables HVAC/R professionals to wirelessly view, capture, and save HD inspection images/video on iPad® or iPhone®, eliminating need for attached monitor. Battery-powered system has 0.39 in. diameter, 35 in. long flexible camera-tipped probe that produces real-time video and still images with 640 x 480 resolution. Camera provides ½–12 in. depth of field and 54° field of view. Pickup hook, 45° mirror, and magnetic pickup accessories are included.

Original Press Release:

New Iborescope Brings High-Quality Video Inspection to Apple® Mobile Devices

Generates Ad Hoc Wi-Fi Hot Spot to View, Capture & Save Video Clips & Still Images

(New York, NY)  The new iBorescope (DCiS1) from General Tools & Instruments (General®) is the first and only video inspection system of its kind available in North America. Using the instrument’s Wi-Fi hotspot capability and a free iBorescope App, HVACR contractors and technicians can wirelessly view, capture and save high-definition inspection images and video on any iPad® or iPhone®,* eliminating the need for an attached monitor and revolutionizing the video inspection marketplace.

The new iBorescope has countless HVACR and plumbing applications. With a retail price of $299, it offers an affordable way to visually inspect inaccessible or hazardous areas—behind walls; inside drains, pipes, ducts, appliances and machinery; under the hood and much more—and diagnose problems without the need for disassembly or teardown.

The iBorescope generates an ad hoc (i.e., without Internet access) Wi-Fi hotspot, which allows the instrument to communicate wirelessly with your Apple® device. Its standard 9.8mm (0.39 in.) diameter, 0.9m (35 in.) long flexible-obedient camera-tipped probe produces high-definition VGA resolution (640 x 480 pixel) real-time video and still images. The camera has an outstanding depth of field of 1/2 in. to 12 in. (12.7mm to 305mm) and a 54-degree field of view. A thumbwheel on the pistol grip makes it easy to adjust the brightness of the two white LEDs at the probe tip. Included are three handy probe tip accessories (a pickup hook, a 45-degree mirror, and a magnetic pickup). Two longer probes are available as separate options at lengths of 1.8m (70 in.) and 2.7m (105 in.). The iBorescope’s Li-ion battery is rechargeable by an included AC adapter. The unit and its accessories are packaged in a custom molded hard plastic case.

See General’s new iBorescope (DCiS1) at Booth 816 at AHR 2013, January 28-30, 2013 at the Dallas Convention Center. The instrument will be on display and available for order.

About General Tools & Instruments

Celebrating 90 years of product innovation from its New York City headquarters, General Tools & Instruments remains the market leader in precision specialty hand tools. Recent product advancements and corporate acquisitions have expanded General’s line to include over 1,500 precision tools and hand-held instruments. This vast array of products is widely used by contractors, professionals, technicians, DIYers and hobbyists in a broad range of industries. To learn more about General Tools & Instruments and its products, visit or call Customer Support at 1-800-697-8665.


For additional product information and photographs, contact Peter Harper, VP Strategic Marketing, General Tools & Instruments, 212-431-6100 x267,

* iPad and iPhone are registered trademarks of Apple, Inc.

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