The Key Advantages
- The cable is smaller, normally ¼ inch diameter and stronger than any of the reinforced multi-conductor cable. Single conductor cable has breaking strength greater than 5,000 lbs when the typical multi-conductor cable has a breaking strength of 2,000 lbs or less.
- The single conductor cable is simple to maintain and the end connectors can be replaced in a matter of minutes. Typically multi-conductor cable requires several hours of labor and advanced technical skills to splice or troubleshoot multiple wires.
- The life expectancy of the single conductor cable has been proven to be at least three times that of any multi-conductor cable. Not only does single conductor cable cost less initially, its long life expectancy saves you substantial amounts of money over the life of the equipment. In the event of catastrophic damage to the RST single conductor cable, the camera and controller circuits automatically detect an issue and shut down instantaneously, thereby preventing any damage to the camera, tractor or controller. Multi-conductor systems are normally unable to provide this kind of protection. Because of the high current lighting wires, in a combined cable with low voltage camera power and video signal wires, full camera and controller protection is nearly impossible.
Understanding Single Conductor Technology
Unlike Multi Conductor, the video signal quality is not affected by the length of cable. The video signal is modulated at the camera and sent to the controller. Then the controller demodulates the signal and reproduces the original high quality image that is seen on the monitor and recorded.
Manufacturers offering multi-conductor systems may state that single conductor technology is old technology and unnecessarily complicates the electronic circuits within the camera and tractor and that added sophistication of the electronic circuits is overcome by the use of multi-conductor cable. Current advancements in electronic technology have proven that the reliability of any added circuitry is far greater than the difficulty of dealing with a multi-conductor cable and its related complications.
Consider this when you think of Single Conductor Technology:
Today at your home you have 250 plus channels of television, high speed internet and your telephone all on Single Conductor Technology. Why wouldn’t you want to run your video inspection equipment on today’s technology?
Simplify your life and inspections. RST, the SINGLE SOLUTION.