Tech Tip: Software to Suit

There’s plenty to recommend about the reliable and robust Versatrax™ Pelican® case controller. Not surprisingly, it’s become the go-to option for controlling Inuktun’s crawler systems. Even so, the ICON/PC controller offers a number of compelling improvements. In this article, we’ll discuss some of the features and benefits available with Inuktun’s proprietary software and PC controller.

PC Control with ICON Software

PC Control with ICON Software

  • Sensor data displayed on screen during an inspection are not bound to the video but stored separately in a database, so they can be analyzed based on need. This allows multiple videos from a single inspection to be generated with different video overlay options.
  • Individual sensor data can be framed with user defined shapes and text, creating a customized gauge on the video image.
  • Automate vehicle tasks through the software, such as moving forward for three seconds or moving 40cm backwards.
  • Tag sequences of interest in real time, and retrieve tagged frames later, using Inuktun’s InPRO software.
  • Create multiple camera position presets.
  • Quickly skip to previously tagged sequences in a video, like going from one chapter to another on a DVD.
  • Benefit from the ease and familiarity of an Xbox handheld controller for both camera and vehicle operation.
  • The PC control option has a lower cost and greater functionality.
  • There is more information in overlay and the interface of ICON/PC control versus a Versatrax controller.
  • Explore different software options to suit your hardware (from “camera only” to a full suite).
  • Free Inuktun InPlay video player available to clients via free web download.

No question, for fast deployment, the traditional Versatrax controller is a purpose-built, robust, all-in-one controller. But, depending on your needs, Inuktun’s PC controller may be a better choice when it comes providing the full range of capabilities you’re after. Contact our expert sales team to determine the best fit for your requirements.