Endoscope Technical Support pages (UserID and Password required)
Endoscope-2 and Endoscope-1
June 2023: End-of-life hardware models with an OEM drivers were first released around 2013. Both cameras have a now obsolete 640×480 (VGA) sensor. Technology and the end user market have moved on with 1920P endoscope cameras connected to Smart Phones replacing these old USB devices connected to laptops and tablets.
December 2023: Scheduled end of full software support for the Windows 11/10/8/7 compatible driver package. Driver incompatibility issues with some (but curiously not all) Intel Core i5 and Core i7 based systems have been identified. These issues have been traced to apparent variations in how OEM hardware microcode interacts with multi-core CPUs. The driver and video application package will remain available until December, are supportable and work as created for many PCs, laptops and Microsoft Surface tablets.
Endoscope #2: Useful for the professional automotive technician and performance enthusiast who works on his own vehicles. The Endoscope-2 has a 11.2mm camera head that fits down the 1/2″ (12.7mm) spark plug hole.
Endoscope #1: Suitable for general trade operations such as HVAC and Electrical installation and service, manufacturing, circuit board inspection or laboratory work. The camera head diameter is 14mm.
Video format : 640×480 colour with user customizable overlay. Larger video formats can be selected. Button for video start and snapshot capture.
Endoscope-3 High Resolution
Feb 2017: Discontinued hardware product. Software support remains available.
For the professional or technical user who needs higher resolution to see the finer details, the Endoscope-3 has a 12.0mm camera head with a 1280×1024 sensor.
Video formats : 1280×1024 and 640×480 colour. Single user button for snapshot capture.
The Endoscope software can be learned in minutes, and simply clicking the button on the endoscope handle starts the video display window automatically. You can set up your own video overlay files with your business name, phone number, website, or any other relevent information.
For example, when inspecting timing belts or turbochargers still on the car it can be hard to obtain a decent image. The video parameters can be adjusted for brightness and contrast, and a video sequence and single frames can be saved, by simply clicking a button on the endoscope handle.
More importantly, a saved frame can be additionally processed to enhance the details, and displayed in a larger window with zoom and roam capability. This enables you to examine the full detail of the image and better diagnose the engine or mechanical problem.
The image can be annotated and saved to disk. If required, the image or video sequence can be emailed directly to the customer, or uploaded to a website.
Disclaimer: PiXCL Endoscopes are not intended for, not warranted for and should not be used for medical, veterinary or mission critical applications of any kind.
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