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Corporate History of viZaar industrial imaging AG


From a "One-Man Show" into a major international player!

2017 Release of VUMAN® E3 / E3+. Compared to its previous model, the new flagship for long-range inspections has up to 30 percent faster booting and loading time. The new VUMAN® is also more robust, offers better image quality, improved battery life at less weight and new, unique software features.
A new update is also available for the mobile videoscope VUCAM. The new features consist of an integrated Video-out, enhanced zoom-function and an all new full screen mode. The most exciting highlight is the new video streaming function, allowing for real time transmission of the inspection to be viewed remotely regardless of location. Both innovations are introduced at our international sales meeting in Albstadt in May.
2015 Number of employees remains stable. viZaar holds an international sales meeting in Albstadt and is introducing the new web presentation of www.vizaar.de.
2014 viZaar employs 100 emploeyees worldwide. Foundation of viZaar RUS in St. Petersburg, Russia. Launch of the portable videoscope VUCAM XO as a replacement of the VISIO PRIME.
2013 Our SCC** certification gets extended to SCCP. Launch of the INVIZ® retrieval tools kits. In co-operation with Richard Wolf, we add Richard Wolf industrial endoscope to our range of inspection equipment.
2012 Foundation of viZaar Industial Imaging North America. viZaar24 Leckortungs-GmbH moves to its own commercial space in Onstmettingen. Launch of the inspection platform INVIZ® MATRIX.
2010 In October 2010, viZaar acquired 100% of the shares of FORT SA. FORT is well known and an accepted expert manufacturer of remote visual inspection equipment. Customers in the power and nuclear power industry, aero and automotive industries and many other industrial non-destructive testing companies appreciate the quality of equipment and flexibility to design special solutions.
A further highlight of 2010 is the video endoscope INVIZ® VUMAN® RA-Y. Compared to it's previous model, the INVIZ® VUMAN®, the video endoscope INVIZ® VUMAN® RA-Y provides more light with a high power LED light source (life long guarantee) and even more features for Remote Visual Inspection (RVI) of your application. Additionally, we release the INVIZ® VUMAN® RA, a basic version of the INVIZ® VUMAN® RA-Y. The basic model can be adapted by the customer and fullfil the requirements to specific applications.
Due to our high demand in quality we updated and extended our DIN EN ISO and SCC** certificates. Furthermore, we're still KTA certified.
2009 In 2009, the employees of the viZaar® AG did their utmost to develop another ground-breaking innovation called INVIZ® UVin. The worlds first real UV dual video endoscope enables PT and MT inspections in UV mode by emitting exactly 365nm light. Additionally, daylight LED illumination enables free variations of UV and daylight LED inspections. With this innovation, viZaar® satisfies the demands and desires of the food industry. The number of employees stays high for another year in a row.
2008 Our constantly growing company reaches over 45 employees worldwide. Extension and development of several departments manifests our position on the market. The product launch of the INVIZ® VUMAN® is the biggest highlight in the year 2008, presented in late October on the Burg Hohenzollern in Hechingen, Germany. With a wide range of features and the latest technology, the INVIZ® VUMAN® replaces the INVIZ® tube inspector.
2007 viZaar® AG, still a manageable group of companies have more then 40 employees worldwide. In april 2007, viZaar South-East Asia Sdn. Bhd. was founded in Kuala Lampur, Malaysia. In addition to the certification according to DIN EN ISO 9001:2000, 14001:2005 and SCC regulations, we are celebrating our 10th anniversary.
2006 The number of employees increases over 30, the system of the Remote Focus (RF) allows a tripling in sold video endoscopes compared to 2005.
2005 Total 28 employees. Reconstruction and moving to our own premises in Albstadt-Tailfingen with 2.000 m² commercial space. First time collaboration with an experienced sales technician in south-east Asian region. The first video endoscope INVIZ® DE 2.4 is delivered, the first INVIZ® video endoscope with Remote Focus (RF) was sent as a rental device for the practical test. Electrical thermal imaging is certified according to the regulations of Vds. 
2004 Total 23 empoyees. 50% turnover through export. Launching the world's thinnest video endoscope INVIZ® DE 2.4 for Remote Visual Inspections (RVI) of nuclear steam generators. Purchase of own commercial property.
2003 Total 17 employees. Co-operation in the construction of a customer-manufactured submarine for Westinghouse reactor. Participation in the inspection of fuel assemblies with our own INVIZ® inspection camera. Launching the first serial video endoscope with adjustable focus. Foundation of viZaar24 Leckortungs-GmbH. Foundation of a subsidiary in Rhein-Main. Highspeed imaging can now be offered in color with up to 10.000 fps.
2002 Total 14 employees. The business field "leackage detection" is founded through the entry of today's CEO of viZaar24. Moving to new 440 m² commercial space.
2001 Total 11 employees. Conversion of a sole proprietorship into viZaar® industrial imaging (AG) stock company. Expansion of our product range, first pan-tilt-zoom inspection camera INVIZ® SNK.
2000 Total 6 employees. Deployment of the INVIZ® REVOLVER 12.7 as a custom-made inspection system. First patent application. Fivefold increase of inspection camera stock compared to 1997. Termination of a working relationship with VIT, Inc. First time participation at the "Control" exhibition.
1999 Hiring of 2 technicians. Moving to 120 m² commercial renting space. Turnover exceeds 1 mio. DM.
1998 viZaar is the first provider of thermography images for preventive maintenance with a small handheld system. Simultaneous integretion of highspeed video technology up to 2.000 fps. First staff member for support was hired. Assignment of work permits to work in nuclear power plants and the first camera system from VIT Inc. was sold to Siemens KWU.
1997 Foundation of viZaar industrial video as a sole proprietorship in a single family house. Fixtures: 3 used Welch Allyn Videosampler, 1 probe system ILO. Working basis: Agreement with TÜV Süd / Filderstadt. Various endoscope repairs for France and USA. First preparations started for www.vizaar.de.





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On the morning of April 20, this year's sales meeting was on the agenda, at which dealers from all over the world came to Albstadt.

In the evening, the celebration took place in Rottweil: The viZaar company was founded 20 years ago. There had to be a toast on this occasion!