Zistos Portable Video Systems

Kit Contents – Part Number: HDTF-5AR-MC16G-2.5T



5” Tablet, 32G uSD Card, Charger



Spare battery for 5AR Tablet



Dual bay battery charger for 5AR batteries



Pole mount for the Tablet (not shown)



Tablet Wrist Mount



HD Handle



Battery Charger



Rechargeable Battery, Extended Capacity



16ft Telescoping Carbon Fiber pole with motorized articulating head



HD Color Camera with illumination, speaker, and microphone



Hard Carry Case with custom fit foam pockets



Wireless Pole handle USB Adapter Cable



Bluetooth Talkback headset



HD Baton (1ft flexible gooseneck pole)

Download Spec Sheet

HDTF-5AR-MC16G-2.5T Task Force Rescue System

Task Force TalkBack System


System Configuration Summary:

  • Rugged 5” Tablet with 2 Batteries & SD Card (TABLET-5AR-HD)
  • 16’ Telescoping, Motorized Articulating Pole (HDP-MC16)
  • 3’ Fixed Length, Flexible Gooseneck Pole (HDP-GC3)
  • Talkback Low Light Camera w/ Duplex audio capabilities (WPC-2.5T-HD)
  • ZistosHD Control Handle (WPH-HD) with 2 Batteries (BAT15-XL)

System Description

The HDTF-5AR-MC16G-2.5T is our Task Force Talkback search & rescue pole camera system. The system’s main application is as a task force search tool that offers the advantage of exploring otherwise difficult to reach, dangerous or inaccessible areas where victims may be hidden by rubble and debris. 

The system is a hand held pole camera that can transmit encrypted, low-latency (delay), WiFi images that are viewed on to a 5” tablet. The system also supports wired operation in situations where wireless operation is not feasible. The tablet features a removable battery that is hot-swappable. This negates the need to take the tablet out of service if its battery gets low. The tablet can be worn on the wrist, chest or can be pole mounted at the user’s option. The system comes with 2 different poles for dynamic changes in the field based on scenario. One is a pole mounted camera that telescopes out to yield a total system length of 16 feet including the handle. The camera is remotely positioned utilizing a motorized assembly that allows the camera to be situated +/- 120 degrees from the straight-ahead center position. The orientation of the camera can be controlled using buttons on the handle keypad assembly, or remotely from the touch screen tablet-display. The other pole is a fixed length pole mounted camera that is 3 feet long, including the handle. The camera is positioned manually utilizing a flexible gooseneck that allows the camera to be situated +/- 180 degrees from the straight-ahead center position. This poles small and flexible design is beneficial for when a search operation brings the operator into a void space.  The 5” tablet display was selected for this system features a rugged, industrial design, excellent screen brightness and resolution. It also has a removable SD card that can be removed to archive captured images and video clips.

This hand-held pole camera system and display can be used as a search tool that offers the advantage of searching otherwise difficult to reach, dangerous or inaccessible areas where victims may be hidden by rubble and debris. The system allows operators to see and hear/talkback into hard to reach areas, void spaces as well as pan rubble piles. This camera has full duplex audio capabilities – controllable directly from the handle controls – as well as supports up to 1080P resolution. The modular design is ruggedly built, on-site adaptable and compatible with many other Zistos specialty cameras such as thermal, low light and color zoom cameras.

The system is ideally suited for search & rescue operation such as looking for victims in a collapse as well as any unknown or potentially dangerous environments.


  • Collapse Rescue
  • Any unknown or potentially dangerous environment
  • Pan rubble piles for small details of a victim
  • Hear and speak with trapped victims


  • Low light color camera (sees 50 feet [15M] in the dark)
  • Full duplex audio capabilities (Listen & Talkback)
  • Fully rugged 5” wireless display with swappable battery – no down time to recharge
  • Removable SD card for images – archive images on original media without the need to copy from the tablet.
  • Submersible pole and camera, (submersible up to the ZistosHD pole handle)
  • MC16: Remotely position-able camera head with motorized assembly on pole, (+/- 120 Degrees)
  • MC16: Telescoping pole yields 16-foot total system length, (including handle)
  • GC3: Manually position-able camera head, (+/- 180 Degrees)
  • GC3: The HD Baton pole is 3-feet in total system length, (including handle)
  • Fully compatible with other Zistos camera products
  • Battery runtime of 9+ hours with illuminators on, (11 hours with illuminators off)
  • Transmits images in up to 1080P resolution using low latency, encrypted WiFi to multiple viewers
  • Wireless or wired operation
  • All weather design


  • Improves safety of team members
  • Increases situational awareness in a chaotic search & rescue environment
  • Helps expedite victim location

The HDTF-5AR-MC16G-2.5T contains:

  • A 5” tablet preconfigured to communicate with the pole camera and includes the Zistos imaging software application.
  • 2 Poles – A detachable telescoping pole with a remotely position-able motorized camera mount that attaches to the ZistosHD handle to create a system reach of 16’.
          • A detachable pole with a manually position-able flexible gooseneck that attaches to the ZistosHD handle to create a system reach of 3’.
  • The ZistosHD handle is the power source and functional camera control for any ZistosHD modular system. It also includes two swappable system batteries and charging station.
  • The WPC-2.5T-HD camera head that features exceptional low light video, with built in white light illuminators, full duplex audio capabilities and outputs up to 1080P resolution video.
  • Two extended life batteries for pole & charging unit
  • Two removable and rechargeable batteries for the tablet & charging unit
  • Up to 32GB SD card – (in tablet, removable)
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