A new videoconferencing facility could soon spell the end of long trips for loss adjusters and loss assessors .

ImageCom, a specialist in remote video transmission, has launched CD100 XVP, a system that allows two-way videoconferencing. This allows a loss assessor to direct a local repairer around a vehicle giving them instructions. The same goes for anywhere damage has occurred.

ImageCom is marketing CD100 XVP at any business where more than one person needs to carry out inspections.

So far at least two insurers are using the technology.