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Scanprobe Announce Partnership With American Tool Company Spartan

Posted on: April 20th, 2017

Scanprobe Spartan PartnershipScanprobe are pleased to announce a partnership with American Tool Company Spartan who are now distributing the Scanprobe manufactured Maxprobe CCTV camera range in every state of America and all terittories of Canada. The range has been rebranded Explorer for the North American market.

Spartan Tool was founded in 1943 and manufacturers professional grade sewer & drain cleaning equipment. They are based in Illinois and Michigan, USA.

Spartan Tool had been looking for a drain line inspection system with advanced technology to expand its sewer camera line and they were attracted to the Maxprobe range for its modular innovative design, robust construction and updateable software which they believe will resonate with North American consumers. The WinCan software is an additional advantage that uniquely allows a survey report to be sent directly to the cloud, where it can be downloaded and viewed anywhere in the world.

Spartan Explorer range

The Explorer range was launched at the The Water & Wastewater Equipment, Treatment & Transport Show (WWETT) in Indianapolis, Indiana, which is the world’s largest annual trade show for the environmental service profession.

Jon Barry MD said “im very pleased to be working so closely to a global company of Spartan’s standing and I am looking forward to a long and succesful partnership”.

Jon and Kevin at WWETT


Pictured above are Jon Barry MD of Scanprobe Techniques Ltd and Kevin Walsh President of Spartan Tool Company at the end of an overwhelmingly successful Exhibition at the WWETT 2017 – also pictured below are some of the Spartan Territory Managers.

Clive Flegg and Spartan Territory Managers at WWETT



Maxprobe Drain Camera Range

Posted on: November 29th, 2016


The ground breaking Maxprobe drain camera from Scanprobe is now available in 4 additional models providing a range of options to better match Customer requirements. Maxprobe systems come with a variety of camera heads to suit all different pipe sizes, the latest version is the MP44 which has an integrated locator and comes as standard on the Maxprobe, Maxprobe XL and Maxprobe 120. Its key features are:


  • High resolution colour camera which produces high-quality image data.
  • Camera resolution  –  600 TVL Colour
  • Super bright LED illumination
  • Low LUX sensitivity giving outstanding image quality in low light
  • Robust design
  • Self levelling camera head
  • Switchable location transmitter
  • Stainless steel construction
  • CAN bus interface – CAN (controller area network) bus is a vehicle bus standard designed to allow micro controllers and devices to communicate with each other within the unit without a host computer.


The standard Maxprobe System comes with a 60 metre 12mm push rod coiler with the following features:


  • WinCan embedded reporting software (industry standard)
  • WinCan web ready (reports can be uploaded to a WinCan dropbox via WIFI or 4G connectivity)
  • HDD 32GB – 1TB (Hard disk capacity to suit requirements)
  • Li-ion battery 9+ hours
  • WIFI enabled
  • 4G enabled
  • ICC 10.4” LCD – Daylight readable screen
  • IP64 open and closed (dust and water resistant)


Maxprobe drain camera system


The additional Maxprobe models in the range provide flexible coiler options as follows:


Maxprobe Micro

  • 40 metres 5mm push rod


Maxprobe Lite

  • 40-60 metres 12mm push rod


Maxprobe XL

  • 100 metres  12mm push rod


Maxprobe 120

  • 120 metres 14mm push rod


Contact the Sales team now for a no obligation quotation UK wide







CCTV Drain Camera Sales Boosted By The Maxprobe

Posted on: April 29th, 2016

CCTV Drain Camera sales at Scanprobe continue to show strong growth in 2016, boosted by the award winning Maxprobe pipe inspection system which has made such a strong impact since it’s launch last year. The latest consignment of 19 Maxprobe drain camera systems have now been successfully delivered to a well known national hire company.

CCTV drain camera

The process started in June 2015 with the question to Vernon Pain, Sales Manager at Scanprobe “so what makes your camera better than everyone else’s?” The Commercial Director must have been impressed with the response and a month later Scanprobe were presenting the Maxprobe to their purchasing team. Over the next 4 months they looked at and compared our competitors’ products to the Maxprobe whilst maintaining regular communication with us and their Senior Supply Chain Manager paid a visit to our Kenley facility to inspect each area of our business.

We are pleased to announce that the Maxprobe proved to be the best product for a plant hire company who really know their business. They wanted a CCTV drain camera that is durable, easy to use, simple to maintain and can be used in inclement weather whilst giving a great return on their investment.

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At the conclusion of the deal Vernon remarked “patience paid dividends, sometimes it takes 11 months to earn a company’s business! We look forward to building a strong partnership with our new friends and being the first choice for their future needs”

If you would like to arrange a demonstration of the Maxprobe please contact our Sales Team on 0203 253 2001.


Scanprobe Partner With MetroRod

Posted on: March 18th, 2016

Scanprobe are pleased to have partnered with MetroRod (Surrey & Kent). Tony Jeeves, Managing Director selected the Maxprobe CCTV system after extensive testing of both the system and the new Wincan VX software.

metrorod maxprobe


To find out more regarding the Maxprobe CCTV system please call us on 0203 253 2001 or click here for technical specification.


Thames Water invest in ‘intuitive’ Maxprobes

Posted on: March 7th, 2016

After extensive and rigorous trials of numerous market leading drainage CCTV inspection systems, Scanprobe is proud to announce Thames Water has now chosen and taken delivery of 16 Maxprobe drain line inspection systems.

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A representative of the field service waste division of Thames Water stated that the Maxprobe was “by far the most intuitive and professional system on the market” and the WinCan software interface is the most “user friendly” system he has used. He also stated that he is looking forward to using the live reporting feature.

Thames Water Maxprobe


The Maxprobe is now Wincan VX ready. IP64 rated with a 9hr+ LI-On  battery, 10.4 inch day light readable screen and 60 meters of rod which will genuinely push 60 metres along with a myriad of advanced features. An unique feature of the Maxprobe is the ability to have the latest software updates on a regular basis, which means that the Maxprobe will always be working with the most modern software technology, where other manufactures systems software will only be current for a limited time.

Jon Barry, MD of Scanprobe Techniques Ltd, said: “The Team at Scanprobe is proud to be associated with one of the main water companies in the United Kingdom and we are sure that the Maxprobe can only be an asset and enhancement to Thames Water’s  drainage divisions.”

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For further advice and information on any of the Scanprobe products please contact Scanprobe at or call 02032532001.

Scanprobe Underlines Importance of WinCan Embedded Software In Development Strategy

Posted on: November 5th, 2015


With constantly increasing demand in the pipe-based utility industries for consistent and standardised reporting of pipeline inspection surveys it is no surprise that CCTV equipment manufacturers have long sought and worked closely with reporting software developers to obtain a survey reporting system that is effectively ‘universally’ recognised.wincan embedded

One such CCTV systems manufacturer is Scanprobe Techniques Ltd, based in Kenley, Surrey, UK. Specialising in the design, manufacture and assembly of CCTV inspection systems, this independent company was established in the UK in 1985 and is now under the leadership of Jon Barry who is carrying on the family tradition in the industry. In addition to the CCTV market Scanprobe also manufactures and resells the RENOLINE Drain Lining System.



For many years, like many other CCTV systems manufacturers, Scanprobe developed and installed its own reporting software on its survey camera systems. In recent years however, the market, both domestically (particularly in the UK Water Industry) and internationally has increasingly been seeking survey options that utilise a reporting system that will generate information for engineers in a format that can be digitally transferred and integrated into exiting reporting systems. This would negate the need to ‘double handle’ data, changing field results from one reporting data set to another and into a standard recognisable defect format, which could then be utilised to quickly and easily compare results from one survey to the next to highlight changes and deterioration in their pipe networks.

One of the most popular and widely used reporting systems currently available globally is WinCan. This is particularly true of the UK water sector which uses the system almost exclusively, but also in many other countries across the globe, where WinCan reporting software is fast becoming the industry standard. Many parts of the world use the standard defect catalogues, developed by WRc in the UK, this being the format upon which the WinCan reporting system is based.

However, with the explosion in field use of portable devices such as Smart Phones, Phablets and Tablets and the huge expansion of these types of technologies used as part of the control systems and data recording package now being offered by CCTV inspection systems manufactures, WinCan looked to develop a new software package that could be run in conjunction with different manufacturers’ reporting systems to provide a base data set that was transferrable and which would run ‘behind the scene’ during a pipeline survey to make the report creation much quicker and simpler. Scanprobe has been one of the leaders in efforts to develop a new software system with WinCan, known as WinCan Embedded, which has been developed for just this purpose.

Working with manufacturers’ own reporting software a fully licenced version of WinCan Embedded creates true WinCan raw data which can be captured in real time at the time of survey. This is then later imported to a desktop WinCan or uploaded to the new WinCan WEB cloud storage system for creation and delivery of a finalised report directly from site.

Highlighting this potential Colin Morgan General Manager at Scanprobe said: “Unlike most CCTV system developers and manufacturers, Scanprobe offers a contracting division in which we have five survey vans equipped with our new MaxProbe system, which carries the WinCan Embedded software. We have noticed since starting to use the new software that productivity has improved significantly.”

Asked to explain this Colin continued: “Previously the process involved completing the site survey and returning the information to me at head office where the report was created by adding defect codes etc. to the base data, often over a period of several days or weeks (given my other responsibilities), before presenting the final report to the client. Now with WinCan Embedded the majority of this work is done on site by the CCTV operators during the survey. The operators then pass back the raw WinCan data, videos and pictures on a memory stick or similar and the report can be finalised and further recommendations added in a matter of hours, if not less, on WinCan in the office, the total time-frame depending very much on the sophistication of the report required by the client.”

In closing Colin said: “What is so effective about using the WinCan Embedded in this way is that we can provide a wide range of reports from a simple printout with a video to a full blown in depth analysis of the pipeline with recommendations for further investigation or remedial works in a much shorter time than previously possible. This makes decision making at the client end much more rapid and cost effective and makes our time in the field far more productive. In short I have my life back!”



A question asked of Jon Barry, Managing Director at Scanprobe Ltd as to why the company has chosen to follow the WinCan Embedded option on some of its product lines engendered a broad response. He said: “Having looked at the market and seeing the Water Companies across the UK using only WinCan as their reporting requirement we at Scanprobe are looking to use this as a standard.”

For many years the Scanprobe systems have been utilised by companies at what might be termed the ‘domestic end’ of the CCTV market. But the company offers CCTV survey systems that can be very efficiently and cost effectively when utilised in networks and at diameters that UK and other International Water Companies and authorities operate in but which currently do not widely use Scanprobe systems. Jon noted that: “By introducing the WinCan Embedded option, Scanprobe now offers surveyors at all levels, and particularly the ‘domestic end’ of the market, the opportunity to produce reports to a standard that in the past they have not been able to provide thereby excluding them from some significant market areas. With a WinCan Embedded system on-board this is no longer the case and so should open up new markets to them. This could be advantageous not only for the survey companies but also the clients as competition increases for the survey work.”

maxprobe pushrod drain system

Maxprobe Pipe Inspection System with Wincan Embedded Reporting Software as standard

Jon went on to say: “To start with our Maxprobe system carries the software but we will be rolling it out onto other kit including our crawler systems over time to offer its use across several systems and capabilities. This will allow operators not currently able to offer WinCan reporting based services to parts the industry to look at doing so.” Scanprobe has designed its own interface so as to keep its commercial identity whilst being able to communicate with the WinCan embedded software in a manner that is useable by the surveyor. Anyone using existing WinCan software but using a competitor’s cameras can also now buy Scanprobe with WinCan Embedded and can still use the WinCan system they already hold. This means they are no longer beholden to any specific CCTV manufacturer and now have an option to use a broader spectrum of CCTV systems.

In closing Jon said: “This is a significant step forward for Scanprobe as we can now offer reports that meet the industry standard requirements in all areas. The Maxprobe also has the most up-to-date software for communicating to WinCan using a powerful processor that has been designed to make it future proof against updates on WinCan. This has allowed us to ‘leap-frog’ many of our competitor systems. For example, if WinCan Embedded needs to send reports to the new centralised WinCan Web ‘cloud’ storage system wirelessly it will be able to do so. Where we believe we are also ahead of many, if not all, of our competitors in that the WinCan Embedded software will not be offered as a costly add-on to the existing reporting software but will be issued as standard on our new CCTV kit as it is introduced across our camera range. We think this puts our systems well ahead of the game.”



Why MaxProbe?

Posted on: July 4th, 2015

Latest innovation.


For the past 3 years the Scanprobe Technical team have had meetings and put their creative and brilliant ideas together to design a CCTV drainage system that will shape the future.  From their company headquarters in Surrey, the Maxprobe was born.


Unlike current Units on the market, the Maxprobe offers updatable software, so your system will never be left behind with the fast pace of technology.


How is this going to benefit yourselves as customers you ask?



maxprobe pushrod drain system

Maxprobe Pipe Inspection System with Wincan Embedded Reporting Software as standard

The idea was born by Scanprobe’s in house research and development technical technician Alex Rose. At the start he had the idea and pushed for longevity in a system that always offer the latest software similar to a pc. This means if you require personal touches it can be done via the click of a button. Updates from Wincan V8, Wincan VX all updated as standard.


This also means that we don’t sit still and always look to improve the Maxprobe’s usability (with updates offered via email) you can keep up to date with the latest and most innovative software offered to the drainage community. 


One of the main issues to come to the design table was being able to see the picture in direct sunshine. “We’re constantly having to shield the monitor with our jackets” said Toby Green (the head of Scanprobe CCTV on-site surveying team).

With this in mind the design team at Scanprobe tested in excess of 50 LCD screens to find the most suited to the harsh conditions of the drainage world. The 10.4” sunlight-readable screen was a revelation, not only was it larger than most competitors, it offered a fantastic image when viewed in direct sunlight.


The next problem faced by the team was the issue of rain and snow. “It has to be waterproof to at least IP54” demanded Harry (the head of Scanprobe’s customer service dept). With this issue in mind the keypad was the first to embrace the changes required. Existing units on the market have kept the old membrane design. Which is fine for ingress protection but very slow and antiquated when typing.


The first option Scanprobe discussed was touch screen. Excellent in clean dry conditions but, (as we all know!) drainage is far from clean and certainly not dry. Let’s be clear having engineers taking off their gloves to touch screens in the field of drainage is completely ludicrous. Also if touch screens get wet the text/image will become unstable making the unit impractical and profitless. After much deliberation, a fully waterproof rubber qwerty keypad was decided on. This gives you the advantage of typing quickly and easily with the confidence that rain and snow won’t affect its usability.


After sealing the LCD screen and some other modifications, not only did the Maxprobe pass IP54 testing it was given an IP64 tested certificate.

maxprobe screens

Storage was the next hurdle. The common denominator was which device would offer the best recording facility. A lot of the discussion was based on the issues of reliability. With this in mind the team agreed a solid-state drive was the most unassailable option. So 32gb of internal storage would be offered as standard with the option to increase this to 1 terabyte. With regard to exporting data, the team decided to offer as much choice as possible. With this in mind X2 USB ports, X1 SD port, an Ethernet port and Wi-Fi was installed as standard.


The Wi-Fi offers the concept of emailing complete surveys direct to the client via a cloud for them to download to their PC. This is something Scanprobe is working closely with Win-can over and hope to release this shortly.



Welcome to the world of Maxprobe! With its Futureproof capabilities, stunning range of embedded surveying software and truly next generation style and feel, buying the Maxprobe is just the start. Come on the technical journey with us and the Maxprobe will be the last camera you will need to purchase.


Scanprobe Opt For WinCan Embedded Reporting Software

Posted on: March 9th, 2015

Having already launched their new Maxprobe Pipe Inspection System with Wincan Embedded reporting software included, Scanprobe are now looking to use Wincan Embedded as a standard offering across their CCTV drain camera range.

maxprobe screens wincan embedded

maxprobe pushrod drain system

Maxprobe Pipe Inspection System with Wincan Embedded Reporting Software as standard

Jon Barry, Managing Director at Scanprobe Techniques Ltd commented: “Having looked at the market and seeing the Water Companies in the UK using only WinCan as its reporting requirement we at Scanprobe are now looking to use this as a standard. To start with our Maxprobe system will carry the software but we will be rolling it out onto other kit over time to offer its use across several systems and capabilities. This will allow operators not currently able to offer WinCan reporting based services to parts the industry to look at doing so. Scanprobe has designed its own interface so as to keep its commercial identity whilst being able to ‘talk’ to the WinCan embedded software in a manner that is useable by the surveyor. Anyone using existing software WinCan but using competitor’s cameras can buy Scanprobe with WinCan Embedded and can still use the WinCan system they already hold. This means they are no longer beholden to any specific CCTV manufacturer and now have an option to use a broader spectrum of CCTV kit. This is a significant step forward for Scanprobe as we can now offer reports that meet the industry requirements in all areas. The Maxprobe also has the most up-to-date software for talking to WinCan using a powerful processor that has been designed to make it future proof against updates on WinCan such as if WinCan embedded needs to send reports to a centralised ‘cloud’ wirelessly it will be able to do so. We think this puts our system ahead of the game on this one.”








Scanprobe Expands Maxprobe Drain Inspection System Production

Posted on: January 9th, 2015

Scanprobe have expanded their premises to include a state of the art manufacturing facility to accommodate the increased demand for their newly launched Maxprobe drain inspection system (with embedded Wincan reporting software). The new facility has been developed to a high standard and is both CE and MET Lab approved.

Maxprobe drain inspection system production

Scanprobe aim to increase production of the Maxprobe by 25% in 2015.

Maxprobe drain inspection system production

The Maxprobe drain inspection system is the latest innovation from Scanprobe who worked in tandem with Wincan to develop the end user focused embedded software interface that eliminates the need to produce time consuming duplicate reporting. The Software incorporated in the Maxprobe is cutting edge with future proof updates and many new features in the pipeline. In addition, the Maxprobe includes a System Health Status page.

The Maxprobe is designed to meet IP54 waterproof rating and all CE FCC and Metlab worldwide approvals. Scanprobe recognised that viewing a screen in bright sun light has always been a problem therefore the Maxprobe comes with the largest Superbright LCD screen in its class which is readable in direct bright sun light.

There are many features that the Maxprobe comes with as standard such as Wifi compatibility, Li-ion  battery with up to 8 hours running time, bespoke Scanprobe reporting software, help screen, innovative easy-mount coiler to control box interface, purpose build very rugged lightweight control box, ergonomic intelligent waterproof keyboard, the list goes on.

Please contact Scanprobe on 0203 253 2001 for further information.

Mxprobe drain inspection system

Surface Water Drain Survey

Posted on: November 26th, 2014

The Scanprobe Series 6 Compact drain camera was used in a recent Scanseal job to survey a 100mm surface water drain with root intrusion problems in the Croydon area.

drain survey using series 6 drain camera

If you require a drain survey please contact Scanseal on 0203 253 2008

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