RIDGID® Introduces the SeeSnake® Digital Adaptor, an Accessory for the microEXPLORER Digital Inspection Camera

        ELYRIA, OHIO November 2009 RIDGID® introduces the SeeSnake® digital adaptor, an accessory for the microEXPLORER digital inspection camera that will allow users to add the ability to digitally record to existing SeeSnake camera inspection systems.


        The new adaptor connected with the microEXPLORER digital inspection camera can be used on any video-out enabled monitor, including SeeSnake VHS or DVD monitors. This allows digital recording capabilities and a secondary playback screen to easily be added to an existing camera system.


        The easy-to-use digital adaptor and microEXPLORER digital inspection camera are the simplest and fastest way for users to add digital recording to their existing SeeSnake drain inspection system. It allows users a simple way to stay competitive by being able to bid on projects requiring digital outputs, without having to purchase a whole new system,Âť said Sarah Golish, director, inspection systems and networks, RIDGID.


        The RIDGID microEXPLORER digital inspection camera is a handheld video inspection system with a 3.5-inch color LCD screen that allows users to take digital quality JPEG images and record AVI video onto a secure digital (SD) card. Additionally, an integrated mini USB port is available to transfer the recorded information onto a computer where it can be saved, emailed or posted online for customers or repair technicians.


        The high-resolution anodized aluminum camera head, with a water- and scratch-resistant sapphire lens and four fully adjustable LEDs to adjust lighting for any job, sits at the tip of a flexible 3-foot cable that is reinforced with a waterproof vinyl jacket. The camera can focus on a specific area using the 3X digital zoom and/or pan functions on the easy-to-use, menu-driven graphic user interface controlled by buttons located on top of the comfort-grip handle.


        The microEXPLORER digital inspection camera is the first tool from RIDGID that includes digital self-leveling technology. The camera electronically knows what point is up and automatically adjusts the view so users see the upright image without having to move the camera head or tool.


        About RIDGID®

RIDGID®, a leading manufacturer of hand and power tools, markets its products in more than 140 countries. The company™s broad offering of more than 300 types of tools serve the rental, plumbing, HVAC/R, utility, industrial, electrical, petroleum, institutional, commercial and hardware markets. RIDGID is part of Emerson Professional Tools, a business of Emerson, which brings technology and engineering together to design and produce some of the highest-quality tools and equipment in the world. From wet/dry vacs to the industry™s best-selling pipe diagnostic system, key brands include RIDGID®, KNAACK® and WEATHER GUARD®.


        About Emerson

Emerson (NYSE:EMR), based in St. Louis, Missouri (USA), is a global leader in bringing technology and engineering together to provide innovative solutions to customers through its network power, process management, industrial automation, climate technologies, and appliance and tools businesses. Emerson™s sales in fiscal 2009 were $20.9 billion. The company is ranked 94th on the Fortune 500 list of America™s largest companies. For more information, visit www.Emerson.com.


For additional information on the RIDGID SeeSnake digital adaptor, please visit www.RIDGID.com, call toll free:

1-800-769-7743, or contact RIDGID, 400 Clark St., Elyria, Ohio 44035 U.S.A.

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