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Scott Safety presents thermal imaging technology

Since the introduction of thermal imaging technology to the fire services, Scott Safety has been at the forefront of innovation providing advanced, fire-ground proven thermal cameras to first responders for use in search and rescue, overhaul operations and hot spot identification.

Thermal imaging camera (TIC) technology has dramatically progressed since the first prototypes in 1992. Initially expensive, bulky, weighty and temperamental pieces of equipment, thermal imaging cameras have evolved into essential tools that are small, lightweight and affordable. Originally developed by the military for use in combat, they were expensive, with limited application in civilian situations. However, technological advancements have meant that thermal imaging cameras now serve many other useful purposes and the fire service is no exception.

As one of the leading experts and innovators in thermal imaging technology, Scott Safety has developed the Eagle Attack Thermal Imaging Camera which sets a strong benchmark for its quality, performance, design and cost. With close relationships to a number of fire services worldwide, Scott Safety spoke to hundreds of firefighters for their input in the design and development of the Eagle Attack. Firefighters wanted a full-featured imager in a compact form, without having to sacrifice quality. As a result the Eagle Attack has been designed with a high resolution and anti-glare display, proving users with great image quality and functionality not normally available in lightweight imagers.

Tony Pickett, Global Product Manager at Scott Safety, said: “Quality and performance cannot be compromised when it comes to providing equipment for the emergency services. With this in mind, we have made sure that our thermal imaging cameras are developed to meet the highest specifications. Scott Safety understands that TICs are vital to allowing the fire and rescue services to quickly and safely respond to emergency situations, making the necessity of a functional, reliable and up to date product paramount. The Eagle Attack thermal imaging camera fulfils these requirements and delivers the performance, quality and durability that modern day fire fighters demand.”

Weighing only 765 grams, the Eagle Attack is one of the lightest and most portable cameras in the industry. Designed for ease of use, single button operation enables the device to be switched on within two seconds while its ergonomically designed handle is comfortable to hold. The low unit cost of the Eagle Attack also means that fire and rescue services can purchase at least one camera for each fire appliance which will undoubtedly improve efforts in search and rescue attempts.

As customers have come to expect from Scott Safety, the Eagle Attack can also be custom configured to suit their changing needs. It comes with greyscale or color imagery, in addition to an optional thermal video recorder (TVR) which automatically captures every event for training and documentation purposes. It also comes in three rubber bumper colours to suit branding requirements. Above all, quality is not sacrificed for portability or cost.