R-CAM 1000 XLT Downhole Camera System

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Brand:  Laval Underground Surveys
Series  R-CAM 1000 XLT
Maximum Depth  300m (1000 feet) Deep
Camera Family  R-CAM

Laval Underground Surveys

The Laval R-Cam 1000 XLT downhole camera is a completely portable, self-contained video inspection system that can inspect boreholes up to 300 metres (1,000 ft) deep and 30.5cm (12 ins) in diameter.

Primary specification (see technical for further details):

  • Dual view wide angle colour camera. Side and down view  with 360⁰ rotation
  • 9" Monitor with built in recording/playback - records footage to 16GB of internal storage and/or expandable USB flash drive
  • Supplied with 16GB external usb flash drive
  • Survey footage is exported to natively in a single .mp4 format file
  • Five stages of adjustable lighting
  • Digital on-screen depth counter and control box
  • Powered reel with adjustable speed
  • 300 metre (1000 ft) kevlar reinforced cable (340 kg breaking strength
  • Portable 12v battery and charger (min 4 hour run time)
  • 3 metre (10 ft) surplus cable to allow use inside vehicle during  survey
  • Operating temperature range: 0⁰C to 50⁰C (33⁰F to 122⁰F)

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The Laval R-Cam 1000 XLT downhole camera is a completely portable, self-contained video inspection system that can inspect boreholes up to 300 metres (1000 ft) deep and 30.5cm in diameter. The R-CAM 1000 XLT camera has the ability to increase and decrease lighting on demand with 5 adjustable light settings.

The R-Cam 1000 XLT borehole underwater camera system combines all the features of a full, professional system with breakthrough affordability. Developed as a cost-effective system for the smaller operator, it delivers real-time inspection footage on-site. Using the R-Cam 1000 XLT downhole camera allows operators to offer an enhanced and quality service by giving clients the opportunity to view well conditions and approve completed works.

This lightweight, smaller size, professional grade borehole camera comes with its own trolley and features include down and side viewing capability, an on-screen depth counter, 9" DVR monitor, 16GB of internal storage (Supplied with 16GB external usb flash drive), 12V DC power supply and a portable battery.

                              Examples of down and side view video stills, all footage taken from R-CAM 1000 XLT.

NEW Features of the XLT camera:

  • State of the art solid state DVR that records survey footage to 16GB internal storage and/or expandable USB flash drive.
  • Mini bluetooth keyboard remote (qwerty)
  • Survey footage is exported natively in a single .mp4 format file
  • DVR recording and playback feature, image capture
  • Add text details at the start of your survey
  • Built in microphone recorder, so you can add voiceover at the touch of a button
  • Five stages of adjustable lighting

Geoquip Water Solutions are the sole European distributors of the Laval R-Cam 1000 XLT downhole camera. We provide a comprehensive technical advice service and a complete after sales care plan.

Ideal for:

  • Periodic inspections to determine existing well conditions and perform preventative maintenance
  • After service inspections to verify cleaning, repairs, track well conditions and ensure compliance
  • Pre-purchase inspections
  • Ground water monitoring to determine quality, mineral conditions, geological strata etc.
  • Locating and retrieving lost tools
  • New construction inspection to display the quality of work and offer customer assurance


  • Dual wide angle colour camera, side and downview
  • Digital on screen depth counter
  • 9" Monitor with built in recording/playback feature
  • 18 Super bright Water Clear LED Downview lights
  • 32 Super Bright Water Clear LED Sideview camera
  • Powered reel with adjustable speed
  • Supplied with 16GB external usb flash drives
  • 1000ft (300m) Kevlar Reinforced cable (340 kg Breaking strength)
  • Slip ring technology 360’ dual rotation (side facing camera)
  • 2 wheeled trolley for ultimate mobility
  • Portable 12v battery and charger (min 4 hr run time)
  • Crush proof durable & portable control case
  • 3 metre (10ft) surplus cable (reel to control case) to allow use inside
  • vehicle during survey 
  • 90 cm (36 ins) extendable boom for positioning over borehole
  • Camera Centering bands
  • LCD battery Voltage monitor


  • Diameter: 2 inches (5.1 cm) O.D.
  • Overall Length: 20 inches (50.8 cm)
  • Housing: Stainless steel
  • Cable: 1,000 feet (304.8 m) Kevlar-reinforced, small diameter coaxial cable. Single conductor electronic technology. 
  • Lens: BK-7 glass 
  • Power Supply: Portable 12VDC battery pack and charger. Rechargeable by local current (please specify at time of order). 
  • Total Camera Weight: 18 lbs (8.2 kg)
  • Pressure Rating: Pressure tested and waterproof to 500 p.s.i.
  • Scanning System: Camera Modules greater than or equal to 540 TVL for NTSC and PAL
  • Operating Temperature: 32° to 122° F (0° to 50° C)
  • Recorder: Records onto a 9" Monitor/DVR
  • Records footage to 16GB of internal storage and/or expandable USB flash drive
  • Supplied with 16GB external usb flash drive
  • LED Lighting: High intensity, long life, shock proof LED lighting, side view and forward view with 5 adjustable brightness settings. 
  • Depth Counter: On-screen depth display measured in feet and tenths, or meters.  
  • Monitor: 9-inch LCD color monitor/DVR Combo with 16GB SD Card
  • Winch, Reel, Motor, and Cart: 12VDC electric powered, variable speed reel for raising and lowering the camera in well. All parts are mounted on a small, two-wheeled cart with an extendable 36-inch boom.


The R-CAM XLT control unit comes equipped with a state-of the art solid state DVR that records survey footage to either 16GB of internal storage, or to an expandable USB flash drive. Survey footage is exported natively in either a .ts or .mp4 format, meaning the footage will play on all major PC operating systems without the need for file conversion.

All DVR recording and playback functions can be controlled by the included Bluetooth keyboard, including adding text details of your well survey to your recording or taking a screen shot of a troublesome area. The R-CAM XLT also features a built in microphone recorder. Now, adding voiceover commentary to your recordings is as simple as pushing a button. 

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Case Studies

Borehole Water Project Nepal - Laval R-CAM 1000 XLT Case Study

The Beacon Project, a collaboration between Anglian Water, its Alliance (capital delivery) partners and WaterAid, is working to improve water supplies, sanitation and waste water management in the Nepalese town of Lahan, where less than half of the 98,000 strong population has access to piped water.

The town only has one water treatment works and water is supplied from five boreholes via a network of pipes. Early on, the team discovered a problem with sand contamination.

 Click here to download case study.

Putting the focus on Laval cameras - Case Study

Darren Hughes runs D Hughes Well Drillers, specialising in drilling and installing boreholes throughout the UK, and he is also vice chairman of The Well Drillers Association.

He purchased a dual view Laval R-CAM 1000 XLT borehole camera from Geoquip Water Solutions in 2019 and says: “It wins us a lot of work we wouldn’t normally get, usually because something has gone wrong and we need to get down there and identify the problem.”

 Click here to download case study.


Please read and complete the information below so we can review your returns enquiry.

Please provide as much information about the faults encountered and the events that lead up to them so that our Technician can make the repair evaluation. If no fault description is provided or there is insufficient information then delays may be incurred with the work.

It is important that the fault description is enclosed even if we have been previously informed.

Note: Be sure to save any videos before sending your equipment to Geoquip. Any data may be lost during the service procedure, we are not responsible for any loss of data.


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Return collection (if required)

Geoquip can arrange for the collection of the equipment. 

A charge in accordance with our standard carriage charges would be added to the repair invoice.

If you send goods from outside the European Union a Proforma
invoice must accompany the goods.

Required information on invoice.

  • Type of instrument
  • Serial number
  • The text “Goods for repair—temporary importation to UK”
  • Suitable value of goods (see below)

The following information should be included on the commercial invoice when any camera components or systems are returned for repair.

Return and Repair to Manufacturer CPC Code - 21 00 004

Commodity code: 90158020

Value for Insurance Purposes Only - Use a value of £20.00 / €20.00 / US$20.00 per item.

Each delivery is charged by fees such as:

  • Terminal fee
  • Customs declaration
  • Transport from the port to Geoquip Service location
  • Forwarder’s administration at cost

Please Note that these ALL FEES incurred will be invoiced at cost
+ 10%

Min 1 HOUR “Troubleshooting & Handling” fee will be charged to all service orders.
Hourly technician fee available on request (Hourly rate subject to change without notice)


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Unit 7 Sovereign Centre,
Farthing Road Industrial Estate,
Ipswich, Suffolk,
Tel: +44(0)1473 462046



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