News & Blog

PRESS RELEASE - The world’s smallest, lightest and most advanced NFPA approved thermal imaging camera

Date: 14 March 2016

The latest addition to Avon Protection’s argus thermal imaging range, the Mi-TIC S, has passed all the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) requirements and is now certified compliant to the latest edition of NFPA 1801.

The NFPA is the world’s leading advocate on fire prevention and an authoritative source on public safety.  The NFPA 1801:2013 standard specifies design, performance, testing and certification requirements for thermal imaging cameras used by the fire service during emergency incident operations so fire fighters can be confident that there will be a usable thermal image when they need it most.

Mark Ridsdale, Regional Sales Manager at Avon Protection, commented, “The Mi-TIC S is now the lightest large screen NFPA approved camera ever developed. The camera is already in service with many fire and rescue services, having been selected as the best tool for the job by scoring highly on image quality, image and video recording ability, its physical size and the way it easily integrates with firefighter PPE.”

Avon’s argus Mi-TIC S is the world’s smallest NFPA approved thermal imager to feature a large format, high resolution display for advanced firefighting applications. The camera provides a crystal clear image with a superb dynamic range: you can clearly view extremely high temperatures up to 1100ºC (2000ºF) and at the same time see very low temperature objects, which is ideal for casualty searches.

Weighing approximately 870g (1lb 15oz) the argus Mi-TIC S is a small format thermal imager that can be easily and comfortably held in the palm of your hand. Unlike many thermal imagers, the argus Mi-TIC S design allows it to be worn in multiple ways – in the hand, inside a pocket, clipped outside a pocket, clipped to a lanyard or hung around the neck.

With a thumb operated green on/off button and superb start up time of 5 seconds, the argus Mi-TIC S is simple to use, and the enhanced feature set includes a laser pointer to aid communication and an electronic compass for greater scene awareness.