A breath of fresh air [ID18D1]

06 November 2018

UK-based Avon Protection Systems (Hall A, Stand A247) is highlighting the new AvonAir modular chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear (CBRN) respiratory protection.

This is the first adaptive powered air system able to be configured to match changing operational conditions and includes the EZAir power module, the FM54 mask, the MP-PAPR and the CS-PAPR, its newest generation of powered air purifying respirator. The new systems are substantially smaller and quieter than traditional powered air units, and offer enhanced protection against toxic industrial chemicals and, importantly for the military, ease of weapon sighting and integrated communications.

Avon Protection has also announced that it obtained NFPA1801:2018 certification of its Argus range of thermal imaging cameras, which include the Mi-TIC E, Mi-TIC E L, Mi-TIC 320 and Mi-TIC S models. The NFPA1801:2018 certification includes the introduction of the IGNIS engine to all Mi-TIC models. The IGNIS engine, along with its sensor and lens improvements, provides exceptional scene detail, enabling firefighters to see more of the important background details such as exit points, obstacles and casualties, even in the presence of a fully developed fire. Key changes in the 2018 edition include limitations on cameras with visible light sensors, an increased battery run-time of at least two hours while capturing video, a refresh rate of at least 25Hz, and a new battery locking mechanism.

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