Netarus LLC, maker of the HoistCam remote camera monitoring systems, recently featured the new HC180 Armored Dome during World of Concrete, January 23-26, 2018 in Las Vegas, Nev.
Popular with concrete contractors, the HC180 Armored Dome facilitates productive concrete pours by tower cranes by providing the crane operator with a view of activity below the hook. A new feature of the HC180 is day/night vision for improved visibility in changing light conditions.
The armored dome is made of impact resistant polycarbonate, which protects the weatherproof camera lens. For high cycle, repetitive lifting, as is common in concrete construction, the armored dome provides added protection. Other features include magnetic mounting system, rechargeable battery with run time of 8 to 24 hours, and wirelesss transmitter. Video is displayed in the cab on a 9.7 in. display with heavy-duty RAM suction cup mount.
"Several concrete contractors who are already using the HC180 told us during the World of Concrete show that they once they started using the camera it was difficult for them to go back to working without it," said Maxine Aromin. "They cited increased confidence and productivity for operators, while managers like the ability to keep an eye on the jobsite with the HoistCam Director feature," she said.
Optional remote monitoring and recording with HoistCam™ Director enables construction managers to view and manage the jobsite from afar. Information about current real-time job progression improves communication with other contractors and work flow. HoistCam Director is also useful for risk management and accident investigation. HoistCam Director transfers video and images to a mobile digital video recorder (MDVR), which captures and stores data from up to eight HoistCam cameras. The MDVR can be configured to automatically upload to the cloud for analysis or archive.