A cost-effective spectroscopic personal radiation detector (SPRD) for front-line threat assessment
FLIR Systems, Inc. today announced the launch of the identiFINDER R200, the latest addition to its industry-leading identiFINDER R-Series handheld radiation detection and identification tools. Intended for use by state and local law enforcement agencies and first responders, the wearable identiFINDER R200 delivers American National Standards Institute (ANSI) N42.48 compliant identification at a price that enables more first responders to perform immediate front-line detection and response during a radiological event.
At less than one pound, the lightweight identiFINDER R200 is fully compliant with the ANSI N42.32 Personal Radiation Detector (PRD) standard and boasts a compact and rugged design to wear on a belt without burdening the officer. It also provides continuous radiation monitoring during routine traffic stops, high visibility events, and in mass transit or critical infrastructure entry control points, without requiring any user interaction.
The identiFINDER R200 combines FLIR’s new Silicon Photomultiplier (SiPM) technology with a Cesium Iodide (CsI) detector to provide high-resolution identification so frontline officers can quickly determine whether a gamma radiation source is a true threat or benign source from medical patients, normal occurring radiation, or industrial use. The identiFINDER R200 uses this next-generation solid state detector technology that enables first responders to detect and identify a radiological threat and then take immediate action.
The identiFINDER R-series of products share a field-proven, common user interface and simple data presentation. With tens of thousands of identiFINDER units deployed globally, the familiar interface design of the identiFINDER R200 allows for quick integration with existing operational protocols while also reducing officer training time and costs. Using the latest advancements in Bluetooth® and web server technologies, the OneTouch Reachback™ feature provides officers large-scale situational awareness and enables instant notifications to help improve communications with command and control.
“The resolution offered by identiFINDER R200 allows first responders to react quickly to identified threats,” said Dennis Barket, Jr., Vice President and General Manager of FLIR Detection. “The low price point of this tool will allow more agencies to deploy it, empowering a new level of protection to safeguard the communities they represent.”