Handheld system for detection of radioactive materials for first responders introduced by FLIR Systems

Oct. 31, 2019
Sourceless stabilization, advanced heuristics, and hybrid identification techniques enable the system to detect radioactive sources in all directions.

ARLINGTON, Va. – FLIR Systems Inc. in Wilsonville, Ore., is introducing the FLIR identiFINDER R425 next-generation handheld radioactive materials identification device (RID) to provide responders with increased sensitivity, flexible power management, and advanced communications to locate and measure radioactive sources.

A single cubic detector design, sourceless stabilization, advanced heuristics, and hybrid identification techniques enable the FLIR identiFINDER R425 to detect radioactive sources in all directions. It delivers three times the gamma and two times the neutron sensitivity of currently fielded systems, so responders can detect radiological threats from farther away and behind heavier shielding.

Where other systems can become inoperable in extremely high gamma fields, the identiFINDER R425 remains operational, delivering pinpoint accuracy.

At 15 percent lighter weight than previous generations, the handheld identiFINDER R425 provides ergonomic balance for surveying, emergency response, and environmental monitoring.

The internal battery lasts for 12 hours, with power options that include disposable or rechargeable batteries that can be hot-swapped for as much more time as four hours of extended operations. The system haves an IP67-rating and has a enclosed solid-state detector to withstand harsh environments.

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The system communications results rapidly when it detects a radioactive source, and it offers remote data viewing, operation, and reach-back through dual USB-C ports.

Other features of the radiation detection system include the FLIR web interface, RAD mobile app, and a universal API that enables integration with user-deployed networks such as the Mobile Field Kit, ATAC, Sigma Edge, and Safe Environment Gateway.

The identiFINDER R425 also has built-in Bluetooth and GPS technology. The single-hand operation via three-button control is a familiar interface for existing identiFINDER users, simplifying deployment and training requirements.

For more information contact FLIR Systems online at www.flir.com.

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