TAPECHEK 490 VHS Analyzer/Cleaner
- Polishes - Tensions - Rewinds - Identifies Damage
The TapeChek 490
VHS and S-VHS Analyzer Cleaner is the most sophistocated VHS cassette analyzer, which
employs a comprehensive tape information analysis and display
technology. The machine cleans and polishes your VHS tape,
identifies all of the problem areas on the tape, divides them
into several problem categories, and reports the numbers and
locations of the problem areas. The analysis can be printed out
and stored with the tape itself or in the usage management
The sophisticated software records and displays the following
1. Number of Defects
2. Length of tape in minutes
3. Number of damaged sections in 15 minute segments
4. Number of damaged sections in Control, Video, and Audio tape
5. Type of each damaged area (Control, Video, Audio)
6. Exact location of each area (in minutes and seconds)
7. Machine diagnostics
8. Operating instructions
The cleaning and burnishing system extends the useful life of
your tapes. It improves tape viewing quality and reduces VCR
maintenance requirements. The sophisticated software detection
system permits repair or replacement of tapes which provide
inadequate viewing quality. This is the finest VHS tape quality
equipment available. The printer permits recording of the tape
quality of every VHS cassette. We have remanufactured TapeChek 490 model machines which are available for rent at $450.00 per week or $900.00 per month, and completely refurbished TapeChek 490 machines are available for sale at $4,995.00.
Loose oxide, dust and dirt on the tape causes distracting
dropouts in both video and audio
and leads to
shorter tape life
Videotape is cleaned and polished to "like-new"
condition. With TapeChek, you can maintain the quality of
your tapes for years to come.
- CLEANS - A specially
formulated cleaning tissue gently wipes away dirt and
other debris from the tape. This eliminates temporary
dropouts and helps to keep VCRs clean.
- POLISHES - Sapphire
burnishing blades remove loose oxide, the number one
cause of dropouts. Tape surface is polished for improved
- FINDS DAMAGE - The opto-electronic
detection system locates edge damage, wrinkles, and
creases in the tape without erasure.
- SIMPLE TO OPERATE - Tapes are
cleaned, inspected for damage, and rewound automatically
- FAST - A two hour video
cassette can be inspected, cleaned and rewound in less
than two minutes
- EASY TO USE - The
programmable "A-B-C" indicators provide direct
grading of the condition of the tape
- CONVENIENT - A front-loading
mechanism is easy to use and automatically ejects the
tape after the inspection and cleaning cycle is finished
- SAFE - The microprocessor
electronics control speed and tension for safe, gentle
tape handling. The material on the tape is not affected
in any way by this processing.
- COMPREHENSIVE TAPE
INFORMATION DISPLAY - These provide four reports of
defect data and tape length, plus diagnostics and setup
information (Display 1-5)
- DATA ENTRY KEYPAD - permits
entry of date, tape and operator number for printed
- PRINTER OUTPUT - provides
reports of tape condition and damage locations. You can
use one of your printers or purchase one of ours.
- ERASE STATION - permits you
to erase your tapes to like-new condition at the press of
a button. There is a safety interlock to prevent
- ERASE OPTION - lets you erase
tapes before reusing them for other applications.
- VIDEO RENTAL STORES: When
prices and selection are about equal
the difference! With TapeChek, you can extend the useful
rental life of your tapes many times. Eliminate
complaints and refunds. Check your new tapes before the
warranty expires. Since half of all customer tape
complaints are really problems with their VCR's, TapeChek
separates good tapes from bad ones.
- CORPORATE PUBLICITY AND
TRAINING: Any tape can be dirty or damaged. Don't let
excessive dropouts or tape problems interfere with your
presentation. Stop wasting time and money! Clean and
inspect your tapes before you use them. TapeChek makes
your tapes look good
so you look good.
- EDUCATIONAL MEDIA CENTERS:
Extend the useful life of your tapes. Provide your
students and teachers with an extra margin of quality.
Circulate clean tapes. Inspect the quality of tapes. Why
spend hours tediously viewing tapes to find the damaged
ones? TapeChek does it for you quickly and automatically.
- PUBLIC LIBRARIES: Give your
patrons the quality they deserve. Extend the useful life
of your tapes. Add new titles rather than replacements.
Be confident you are circulating only good tapes. Verify
customer complaints immediately. Know which tapes are
damaged and remove them from circulation. TapeChek is
fast and simple to operate
.just insert the cassette
and press a button.
- SECURITY SYSTEMS
- VIDEO PRODUCTION FACILITIES
- SURVEILLANCE SYSTEMS
- GAMING INDUSTRY AND
- TELEVISION BROADCASTERS
- TAPE DUPLICATION FACILITIES
- GOVERNMENT ORGANIZATIONS
- HOSPITALS AND MEDICAL CENTERS
- DEFECT SEARCH OPTION - after
inspection, at the press of a button, TapeChek will fast
forward to each damaged section in turn, so you can
visually inspect the tape damage.
- COMPUTER DATA OPTION - We add
a RS-232C computer port that permits you to connect the
TapeChek machine to an external computer. Defect data can
be displayed, accumulated and stored on your hard disk
drive for analysis.
- CCD DEFECT DETECTOR OPTION -
64 multiple Charged-Coupled Device detector elements scan
the tape virtually edge-to-edge at over 3,000 times per
second. They locate transverse wrinkles, creases, edge
damage and longitudinal creases.
- Dust Cover
- Cleaning Tissue
- Burnishing Post
- Inspection Report Cards
|3 Year Lease Price
|30 VHS per hour
|75x Play Speed
Note: 220 VAC; 50Hz Not Available
Please note that shipping in the
contiguous United States will be an additional charge of $125.00.
The machine is not available for international shipping or non-contiguous domestic shipping.