The Extech VPC300 is a unique particle counter with built-in camera for capturing videos and photos that are stored in the internal memory or a microSD card.
The Extech VPC300 features a color TFT LCD display, a 74MB internal data storage bank, a micro-SD memory card slot for capturing images and videos for viewing on a PC, and a built-in 320x240 pixel camera for capturing stills/video of test locations. It offers quick and accurate readings for particle count, air temperature, most surface temperatures, and relative humidity. Additionally, it offers a dew point and wet bulb temperature calculation geared for energy efficiency and environmental protection applications. The included PC software enables report generations based on recorded data, images, and videos.
The convenient keystroke menu structure allows for measurements, setup, and other programming. Images can be saved to a PC in JPEG format, and videos in 3GP format. The meter stores up to 5000 records with date and time stamp, as well as 20 minutes of video. A micro-SD memory card slot hosts 8GB maximum memory cards for additional storage space. Selectable sample time, count data, and programmable delay can all be adjusted and viewed using the keypad for navigation. A tripod mount is included for continuous recording. The meter is NIST calibrated for complete assurance.
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