Halo Thermal Imaging, based at Durham Tees Valley Airport recently launched the first true, hands-free thermal imaging camera at the Interschutz tradeshow in Hannover, Germany. The Halo is is a game changer for the industry, providing firefighters and first responders with the freedom for versatility required in hostile environments. With its patentable technology; it’s the future of firefighting.
The Halo is the world’s smallest and lightest camera built for firefighting and search and rescue. Attaching the camera to a firefighters helmet, in the same manner as a torch, gives the user the ability to use both hands with The Halo providing crystal clear images. Weighing in at just 390g, The Halo also features a 10-hour battery life, 2.5” high definition display, snap shot function and superior dynamic range. When temperature is important to the wearer, spot temperature measurement and multi colour maps are available as standard with a single button configuration making for very simple operation.
Head of Innovation at Halo, James Brooks, says “Having been involved in thermal imaging for nearly two decades we know the importance of giving firefighters as much information as possible. To do this and to give them freedom of movement at the same time was a logical step.” James went on to explain, “To design and build a compact camera at only 60mm x 70mm x 125mm and bring the weight below 400g was our target. To then give the wearer the ability to move the display was then another challenge knowing how difficult some of the environments are that they operate in. It has to be robust to withstand high temperatures and also the hard knocks that can happen on the fire ground. We are extremely proud of the result.”
For more information, go to www.halothermalimaging.co.uk