No More Bucket Trucks? CamEvator

By Brian Rhodes, Published Aug 01, 2012, 08:00pm EDT (Info+)

Servicing cameras mounted high in the air can be very problematic and costly. Renting a lift, transporting it to the site, and manoeuvring it in tight spots drives service expense, yet not maintaining them leads to early failure and poor performance. In this note, we examine a product from Videolarm/Moog named CamEvator that claims to solve the problem of accessing cameras for service in these hard-to-reach or disruption sensitive locations.

Overview

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Mounting ***********

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Service *************

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Cost ********

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*******, ******, *** ************ ******** ** cameras **** *** ****** ********** ******* much ************ (*.*., ******* ****, *** busy ********) **** ****** **** ** less ********* ******* ** **** ** use * **** **** ****** *** servicing.

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