Imperium, Inc. Announces Availability of the World’s Smallest Handheld Ultrasound Imaging Camera for Realtime and Remote Diagnostic Inspection
New i600 AcoustoCam™ camera more rugged and light weight with powerful imaging technology
02-01-2010 – BELTSVILLE, MD – Imperium, Inc., the sole developer and manufacturer of ultrasound imaging cameras for Non-Destructive Inspection (“NDI”) announced today the availability of the new AcoustoCam™ i600, a lighter more rugged version of the world’s only handheld portable camera device used by companies such as Boeing, US Navy, Airbus, NASA, Hexcel and others for NDI; especially composite materials.
The i600 AcoustoCam is a much smaller and easier to manage handheld device and is built of more rugged material, but contains the same powerful imaging capabilities. The new unit uses a tenth of the number of parts of the i500, is approximately half its size and a third of its weight.
Boeing IDS Philadelphia [NYSE: BA] is the first customer to receive the i600. “Boeing recently selected Imperium’s AcoustoCam™ i600 with Remote NDI for its plans to develop an innovative damage assessment process to improve operational readiness in the field for the V-22 Osprey,” said Matt Atkinson, support equipment design engineer, Boeing IDS. “With realtime collaboration over a wireless communication network, sharing real-time images and analysis, this technology should provide a tremendous benefit to our fleet support team.”
Boeing Commercial Airplane Group also plans to upgrade to the i600 to support its plans for damage assessment on the forthcoming 787 Dreamliner.
Mike Hamel, president of Test Equipment Distributors, LLC an authorized Imperium reseller in the U.S. said, “As Imperium’s newest channel partner TED is delighted to market the innovative AcoustoCam i600. This NDI tool offers tremendous value to our customers in aerospace, the armed services and their supply chains.” To contact TED, visit their website at www.tedndt.com.
Bruce Truesdale, president of Air Dynamics (www.airdynamics.ca), an authorized Imperium reseller in Canada adds, “The aerospace industry will appreciate the compact, lightweight i600 camera for field damage assessment. I anticipate this product will be quite welcomed by the NDI technicians in the aerospace industry-at-large.”