GE Updates XL Series of Video Borescopes for Remote Visual Inspection

New feature updates to versatile, industry-proven utility VideoProbe™

SKANTEATELES, N.Y. - July 11, 2016 — GE’s Inspection Technologies product line today announced important feature updates to the popular, field-proven XL series of industrial video borescopes.

GE’s XL Vu™ Video Borescope is consistently one the industry’s top-selling VideoProbes. The newest update to this popular model includes improved light output for enhanced image quality, stereo measurement, 4GB of internal memory, video output, and multiple USB ports. All of these features are available in a durable, field-ready product rated to IP55 and tested to temperatures up to 100°C.


GE’s XL Lv™ Video Borescope is now available globally for the first time. This utility VideoProbe offers the still image and video quality you rely on from GE, and a generous set of features you would expect to see in a much higher-priced video borescope.


Both the XL Vu and XL Lv VideoProbes are highly portable - just 3.9 pounds (1.77kg) – and offer multiple probe lengths and diameters with interchangeable tip optics. The XL series of video probes makes reporting and archiving inspections easy with Menu Directed Inspection (MDI).

“For more than 15 years GE has led the industry in advancing technology for portable video borescopes, and these updates to the XL line continue our investment in the visual inspection product line,” said Tim Humphrey, General Manager for GE Inspection Technologies. “For advanced applications such as 3D visual measurement and remote wireless collaboration our Mentor Visual iQ VideoProbe is still the industry’s premier choice. For balance of plant and general inspections, our updated XL line of video borescopes offers a suite of advanced features in an affordable offering.”

Video borescopes are used for nondestructive inspection in the aerospace, power generation, oil & gas and industrial industries. They offer maintenance and quality teams the ability to inspect the interior of engines, turbines, pumps, motors, tubing and pipelines without costly disassembly or confined space entry. Inspection images and video can be recorded, annotated and stored for reporting and archiving. 

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