Zistos Portable Video Systems

Kit Contents – Part Number: HDTS-5AR-FC11-2.0IR

1TABLET-5AR-HD5” Tablet, 32G uSD Card, Charger, ZistosHD App
2TABLET-5AR-SBSpare battery for 5AR Tablet
3TABLET-5AR-BCDual bay battery charger for 5AR batteries
4TABLET-5A-PMPole Mount for the Tablet (not shown)
5TABLET-5A-WMTablet Wrist Mount
6WPH-HDHD Handle
7LBCBattery Charger
8BAT-15XLRechargeable Battery, Extended Capacity (2 enclosed)
9HDP-FC1717ft, Telescoping Carbon Fiber Pole, with Friction Hinge
10WPC-2.0IR-HDHD Compact B&W Camera with infrared illumination
11HDTS-CASEHard Carry Case with custom fit foam pockets
12WPH-USBWireless Pole handle USB Adapter Cable

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HDTS-5AR-FC17-2.0IR Tactical System

Low-Light Pole Camera with Hinged Camera Head


System Configuration Summary:

  • Rugged 5” Tablet with 2 Batteries & SD Card (TABLET-5AR-HD)
  • 17’ Telescoping, Manually Articulated Pole (HDP-FC17)
  • Low Light B&W IR Camera (WPC-2.0IR-HD)
  • ZistosHD Control Handle (WPH-HD) with 2 Batteries (BAT15-XL)

System Description

The HDTS-5AR-FC17-2.0IR is a pole camera system with an IR illuminated low light camera. The system’s main application is as a tactical surveillance tool that increases the safety and effectiveness of a tactical mission by providing visual intelligence in environments where it would be inaccessible, or dangerous to look unaided.

The system is a hand held pole camera that can transmit encrypted, low-latency (delay), WiFi images that are viewed on to a rugged 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. It is configured with a pole mounted camera that telescopes out to yield a length of 17’ including the handle.  The camera is positioned manually utilizing a friction hinge that allows the camera to be situated +/- 120 degrees from the straight-ahead center position. The design of the hinge will hold the camera orientation after it is positioned by the operator. The 5” tablet display was selected for this system features a rugged, industrial design, excellent screen brightness and resolution. It also has a removeable SD card that can be removed to archive captured images and video clips. It also features a hot-swappable battery that can be changed during use.

This hand-held pole camera system and display can be used as a tactical surveillance tool to increase the safety and effectiveness of a tactical mission. The system allows operators to see into areas that may harbor an unknown and hidden danger using a low light camera that has integral IR LED illuminators invisible to the human eye. The modular design is ruggedly built and compatible with many other Zistos specialty cameras such as thermal, under-door, videoscopes and IR illuminated zoom cameras.

The system is ideally suited for looking up into attics, down in basements, crawlspaces, and in windows to provide visual intelligence on the location and status of a suspect or situation.


  • Hostage scenarios
  • Barricaded suspect
  • Active shooter
  • Any unknown and potentially hostile environment


  • Low light IR illuminated camera (sees 60 feet [18M] in the dark)
  • Fully rugged 5” wireless display with swappable battery – no down time to recharge
  • Removeable SD card for images – archive images on original media without the need to copy from them from the tablet.
  • Submersible pole and camera, (submersible up to the ZistosHD pole handle)
  • Manually position-able camera head, (+/- 120 Degrees)
  • Telescoping pole yields 17-foot total system length, (including handle)
  • Fully compatible with other Zistos camera products
  • Battery runtime of 9+ hours with IR illuminators on, (12 hours with illuminators off)
  • Transmits images in HD resolution using low latency, encrypted WiFi to multiple viewers
  • Wireless or wired operation
  • All weather design


  • Improves safety of team members
  • Increases situational awareness
  • Allows dynamic adaptation to tactical strategy based on real time visual intelligence

Our most cost-effective Tactical Surveillance System is the HDTS-5AB-FC11-2.0IR. It contains:

  • A 5” fully rugged tablet preconfigured to communicate with the pole camera and includes the Zistos imaging software application.
  • A detachable telescoping pole with a manually position-able friction hinge that attaches to the ZistosHD handle to create a system reach of 17’.
  • The ZistosHD handle the power source and functional camera control for any ZistosHD modular system. It also includes two swappable system batteries and charging station.
  • The WPC-2.0IR camera head that features excellent low light video, with built in IR illuminators and outputs HD resolution video.
  • Two extended life batteries for pole & charging unit
  • Two removable and rechargeable batteries for the tablet & charging unit
  • 32GB SD card – (in tablet, removeable)
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