Aries Central California Video in East Central Fresno designed a camera just like this that was lowered nearly a mile into the ground sending back shots of the miners.
Company Spokesperson Jim Lozano says rescuers were so satisfied with the product they paid for a second camera as a back up in the rescue operation.
The cameras are designed to inspect water wells and boreholes and reach a depth of more than 5-thousand feet.
"I think everybody is a little excited their anxious at anticipation of seeing what's going to happen. We want these guys to come out safely of course," said Lozano. "But you know everybody's just kind of waiting standing by to see what's going to happen."
Lozano says their small role in the rescue has peaked interest from other mining companies as far away as New Zealand.