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Details about  RTI Research Technology Int 490 TapeChek 400 Series VHS Analyzer Cleaner

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RTI Research Technology Int 490 TapeChek 400 Series VHS Analyzer Cleaner
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Jan 22, 2013 17:17:30 PST
US $2,497.49
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Item location:
Phoenix, Arizona, United States


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RTI Research Technology international


490 TapeChek


490 TapeChek

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RTI Research Technology International 490 TapeChek 400 Series VHS Analyzer Cleaner
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Specifications are from manufacturer and may vary slightly due to upgrades, options, or revisions this unit may or may not have. eBay’s description of “USED or FOR PARTS OR NOT WORKING” and our description of “USED or FOR PARTS OR NOT WORKING” is different, therefore because eBay requires the filling in of this field, we state as “USED or FOR PARTS OR NOT WORKING” PLEASE READ OUR “CONDITION” for our description of “USED or FOR PARTS OR NOT WORKING”

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Used, removed from service, powers up nicely

General Description:
The TapeChek 490 VHS and S-VHS Analyzer Cleaner is the most sophistocated VHS cassette analyzer, which employs a comprehensive tape information analysis and display technology. The machine cleans and polishes your VHS tape, identifies all of the problem areas on the tape, divides them into several problem categories, and reports the numbers and locations of the problem areas. The analysis can be printed out and stored with the tape itself or in the usage management control system.

The sophisticated software records and displays the following problem information:

  • 1. Number of Defects
  • 2. Length of tape in minutes
  • 3. Number of damaged sections in 15 minute segments
  • 4. Number of damaged sections in Control, Video, and Audio tape areas
  • 5. Type of each damaged area (Control, Video, Audio)
  • 6. Exact location of each area (in minutes and seconds)
  • 7. Machine diagnostics
  • 8. Operating instructions
  • The cleaning and burnishing system extends the useful life of your tapes. It improves tape viewing quality and reduces VCR maintenance requirements. The sophisticated software detection system permits repair or replacement of tapes which provide inadequate viewing quality. This is the finest VHS tape quality equipment available. The printer permits recording of the tape quality of every VHS cassette.


  • Cleans A specially formulated cleaning tissue gently wipes away dirt and other debris from the tape. This eliminates temporary dropouts and helps to keep VCRs clean.
  • Polishes Sapphire burnishing blades remove loose oxide, the number one cause of dropouts. Tape surface is polished for improved performance.
  • Finds Damage The opto-electronic detection system locates edge damage, wrinkles, and creases in the tape without erasure.
  • Simple to Operate Tapes are cleaned, inspected for damage, and rewound automatically
  • Fast A two hour video cassette can be inspected, cleaned and rewound in less than two minutes
  • Easy to Use The programmable "A-B-C" indicators provide direct grading of the condition of the tape
  • Convenient A front-loading mechanism is easy to use and automatically ejects the tape after the inspection and cleaning cycle is finished
  • Safe The microprocessor electronics control speed and tension for safe, gentle tape handling. The material on the tape is not affected in any way by this processing.
  • Comprehensive Tape Information Display These provide four reports of defect data and tape length, plus diagnostics and setup information (Display 1-5)
  • Data Entry Keypad Permits entry of date, tape and operator number for printed reports
  • Printer Output Provides reports of tape condition and damage locations. You can use one of your printers or purchase one of ours.
  • Erase Station Permits you to erase your tapes to like-new condition at the press of a button. There is a safety interlock to prevent accidental erasure.
  • Erase Option Lets you erase tapes before reusing them for other applications.
  • Applications:

  • Video Rental Stores: When prices and selection are about equal…quality makes the difference! With TapeChek, you can extend the useful rental life of your tapes many times. Eliminate complaints and refunds. Check your new tapes before the warranty expires. Since half of all customer tape complaints are really problems with their VCR's, TapeChek separates good tapes from bad ones.
  • Corporate Publicity and Training: Any tape can be dirty or damaged. Don't let excessive dropouts or tape problems interfere with your presentation. Stop wasting time and money! Clean and inspect your tapes before you use them. TapeChek makes your tapes look good…so you look good.
  • Educational Media Centers: Extend the useful life of your tapes. Provide your students and teachers with an extra margin of quality. Circulate clean tapes. Inspect the quality of tapes. Why spend hours tediously viewing tapes to find the damaged ones? TapeChek does it for you quickly and automatically.
  • Public Libraries: Give your patrons the quality they deserve. Extend the useful life of your tapes. Add new titles rather than replacements. Be confident you are circulating only good tapes. Verify customer complaints immediately. Know which tapes are damaged and remove them from circulation. TapeChek is fast and simple to operate….just insert the cassette and press a button.
  • Security Systems
  • Video Production Facilities
  • Surveillance Systems
  • Gaming Industry and Establishments
  • Television Broadcasters
  • Tape Duplication Facilities
  • Government Organizations
  • Hospitals and Medical Centers
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  • The charge for freight will be determined by the destination upon the ending of the auction. There will be a packing fee on larger and heavier items it will be determined by the size and the care that has to go into packing an item. Most of the time, people are impressed with the job we do because we customize our own skids for larger items and we take the utmost care to provide a safe and cozy journey for your item. We strive to make our customers happy and want you to feel that we have treated you with the ultimate respect.

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