The SIM Pole camera is a product developed by Freelance Robotics for FORCECOR and it is now for sale.
You can contact us to learn more.

SIM stands for Structure Information Manager. It allows you to simply compile field reports
as well as synchronising the collected data between a centralised database server and its interface.

To explain further, the SIM Pole is a high definition (HD) pole camera system that has a powerful optical zoom and
wireless interface to a PC or tablet for photo, video and audio recordings that are linked to inspection forms
which can be then processed into full pdf reports.
Initially developed for bridges and drainage inspections, this system can be easily adapted to other types of inspection depending on the client need.
Importantly, forms can be readily customised to meet back-end and corporate system requirements as needed.

SIM Pole 1
SIM Pole 2

The SIM Pole Camera Hardware: Here is an overview of the current product version specifications:

Standard SIM Pole Camera Features:

  • 18 to 30 x optical zoom plus digital zoom
  • HD camera 2 to 4 megapixel resolution
  • Embedded wireless router to which you can
    connect all your wi-fi devices in the field
  • 100 to 300 meter adjustable lighting system
  • IP65 enclosure
  • Pole extension 1.8-3.6 meters, other size available
    on request
  • 18Ahr (interchangeable) Lithium batteries
    with smart charging
  • Manual adjustment of the camera
    head orientation

Optional SIM Pole Camera features Are:

  • GPS on the pole providing accuracy of 2.5 cm (RTK)
  • Distance laser sensor up to 20 meters
  • Angle sensor to obtain pole camera inclination
  • Automatic inclination of the camera head
  • Auto levelling of the camera in tilt and pan
  • Bluetooth connectivity
  • RF communication capability
  • 3G Connectivity
  • RS232 connectivity to additional sensor
    or log recorder
SIM Pole Camera

The SIM Pole Camera Software: The SIM Pole Camera’s software can work with or without the pole camera external hardware. For example, the inspection software can be used independently of the external hardware, using the tablet camera and other sensors such as inclinometers and GPS.

Our Structure Information Manager (SIM) software is multi-platform and can be used on PC, laptop or tablet. The feature-rich software is entirely customisable. Connectivity to corporate and third party database server systems protocol is also available. Alternatively you can utilise our own back end system to create your inspection report in a few clicks.

SIM Pole Camera Software for Drainage
Inspection Application:

  • Secure login
  • Off line GIS map integration
  • Pit and pipe asset inspection form linked
    with asset and photo
  • Asset details
  • Video recording
  • Photo recording with inspection info watermark
  • Audio recording
  • Synchronisation to database
  • Internal tablet GPS geolocation
    (If sensor available in tablet)

SIM Pole Camera Software for Bridge
Inspection Application:

  • Secure login
  • Off line GIS map integration
  • Level 1 and 2 bridge inspection as per the QLD bridge
    Inspection Manual
  • Scour sounding graph generated from data entry
  • Bridge inventory
  • Digital defect sketch for timber drill assessment
    and crack sketching
  • Video recording
  • Photo recording with inspection info watermark
  • Audio recording
  • Synchronisation to database
  • Internal tablet GPS geolocation (if sensor available in tablet)
  • If distance laser available: Crack distance measurement
    with photo editing

SIM Pole Camera Software for Custom Inspection Application: If you read through the above and didn’t find options to match your inspection needs,
we can provide you with your desired form and database format specifically designed to suit your application.

Contact us to discuss a customised version adapted for your inspection requirements.
SIM Pole Camera Software 1
SIM Pole Camera Software 2
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