FREE e-Newsletter
Important News - Hot Topics
Get them Now!


SI Prizm MFrame - Oakley
Oakley Standard Issue has developed an array of contrast enhanced Prizm lenses...

Product News

Panoscan Introduces Ferret Vehicle Inspection Robot

September 30, 2011  | 

Panoscan has introduced The Ferret, a remotely controlled, under-carriage vehicle inspection robot, according to the company.

The Ferret is a mobile robot camera that moves under low-profile vehicles. It features a movable color video camera with on-board lighting. The Ferret, which can operate day or night, sees up and around drive shafts and deep into wheel wells.

From big trucks to low-clearance sports cars, The Ferret moves quickly under remote control, and its wireless, real-time video camera "eyes" transmit razor-sharp images from almost 1,000 feet.

The Ferret features video eyeglasses and a belt-clip receiver that allows for thorough inspection of a vehicle in less than 20 seconds. The Ferret's hot-swap power supply allows for continuous operation, while off-the-shelf batteries and chargers can be found at hardware supply stores everywhere.

The Ferret's weatherproof housing keeps the camera, lights and transmitter dry. The circular body keep it from getting stuck in a corner. There are no ramps or control cables to set up and no need to enter the vehicle. The robot can goes from its airline ready, rugged carrying case to full search mode in under 30 seconds.

Tags: Robots, Car Bombs, Bomb Squads, PanoScan

Request more info about this product / service / company

Be the first to comment on this story

POLICE Magazine does not tolerate comments that include profanity, personal attacks or antisocial behavior (such as "spamming" or "trolling"). This and other inappropriate content or material will be removed. We reserve the right to block any user who violates this, including removing all content posted by that user.

Other Recent News

Video: 1 Deputy Killed, 1 in Critical Condition in S.C. Standoff
Nearly nine hours after a shooting that killed one Charleston County, S.C., deputy and...
EXFIL Ballistic Helmet Available From Team Wendy
After 15 years of developing leading-edge products that protect against serious and...
Tampa Suspect in 4 Killings Arrested, 4-year-old Autistic Boy Found Safe
SWAT teams swarmed a downtown Tampa hotel early Friday to arrest a suspect in a quadruple...

Get Your FREE Trial Issue and Win a Gift! Subscribe Today!
Yes! Please rush me my FREE TRIAL ISSUE of POLICE magazine and FREE Officer Survival Guide with tips and tactics to help me safely get out of 10 different situations.

Just fill in the form to the right and click the button to receive your FREE Trial Issue.

If POLICE does not satisfy you, just write "cancel" on the invoice and send it back. You'll pay nothing, and the FREE issue is yours to keep. If you enjoy POLICE, pay only $25 for a full one-year subscription (12 issues in all). Enjoy a savings of nearly 60% off the cover price!

Offer valid in US only. Outside U.S., click here.
It's easy! Just fill in the form below and click the red button to receive your FREE Trial Issue.
First Name:
Last Name:
Zip Code:
We respect your privacy. Please let us know if the address provided is your home, as your RANK / AGENCY will not be included on the mailing label.
E-mail Address:

Police Magazine