Security personnel, military teams and first responders requiring remote radiation detection and identification can now turn to two new, high-precision spectroscopy instruments that offer multiple telemetry options.
The Thermo Scientific RadHalo rapid deployment probe (RDP) and fixed monitor (FM), the first products in a new line of radiation identification area monitors, offer the industry’s first hands-free technology to monitor dose rate and identify radiation on location or from miles away via five different reachback options. The RadHalo RDP and the RadHalo FM are designed to deliver high sensitivity and accuracy across a wide range of low to extremely high radiation dose rate levels. The instruments also feature a rugged design for uninterrupted usage in various environments, including certain extreme weather conditions.
The RadHalo line offers security units and emergency response teams new features that allow them to quickly and safely identify and address radiation threats while focusing their attention on other tasks. Deployed as fixed area (permanent) or mobile (temporary) radiation monitoring devices, RadHalo instruments are designed to provide high sensitivity measurements and real-time data collection at checkpoints, entrances and large public gatherings, with remote data reachback options as far-reaching as satellite or as close as wifi. Multiple RadHalo instruments can be networked wirelessly to expand reach across a large venue or across an entire city.
“Our line of radiation detection instruments now provides higher sensitivity and accuracy while adding remote-operation functionality, putting a premium on the safety of people whose job it is to be in harm’s way,” said Scott Masiella, spectroscopy product line manager, Thermo Fisher Scientific. “We designed the RadHalo to provide fast, autonomous radiation measurement in hot zones, further protecting personnel from exposure risk.”
Notable features of the RadHalo instrument include:
* A full range of built-in reachback capabilities, including WiFi, satellite, radio, cellular and direct wire;
* Multiple ways to view data, including a mobile app, web interface, and Thermo Scientific ViewPoint command and control software;
* A high-capacity, wide temperature range 72-hour battery so that the instrument can be deployed and operated for longer shifts;
* An intuitive, modular design that enables customization through a portfolio of accessories, including solar panels, radio extenders, tripods and mounts; and
* A large spectroscopic gamma detector, dual high-dose rate range gamma detectors and optional He3-free neutron detector to provide advanced radiological capability in many situations.