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Yes, with an optional SpectroTRACER Air/Soil (type: LaBr3(Ce)), the SA2x0 can measure noble gas. The same SpectroTRACER Air/Soil can also be used for redundant data transmission (GPRS/3G/4G and satellite).

The SpectroTRACER Air/Soil displays the results in Bq/m2 and Bq/m3. The SpectroTRACER Aqua displays the results in Bq/l.

For the detectors NaI(Tl) and CeBr3, we are using the K-40 peak for γ measurements. For LaBr3(Ce), we are using intrinsic 138-Lanthan peak at 1468 keV.

With this unidirectional communication, we achieve two goals. The first is that the probes can run with very low power consumption and internal batteries up to 10 years. The second is that probes cannot be remotely manipulated or hacked.

  • Security issue : Unidirectional radio transmission technology protects sensors effectively from external radio intrusion.
  • Unpermitted manipulation of probe or tapping of measurement data is not possible !

Yes, the Air Monitor BAB and the SA2x0 calculate a static and dynamic compensation of ambient gamma radiation and natural radon and thoron progenies.

Combining two low dose rate tubes gives two main advantages. First, the background measurement has a better statistical uncertainty with two GM tubes. Second, if one fails, the second still provides radiation detection and measurement.

With internal solar panel, the GammaTRACER XL2 can run in permanent autonomy, including with the 10 minutes data transmission over a 3G / 4G / LTE modem or ShortLINK/SkyLINK (radio data transmission).

The GammaTRACER itself has a very low power consumption. With internal battery only, the lifetime is up to 10 years. It depends on the data transmission cycle and type of data transmission.

There are several reasons why it makes sense to combine weather stations with an environmental radiation monitor probe.

For instance, during a dry period, Radon progenies accumulate in the air. Once the rain falls, all these nuclides are washed out and the dose rate increases on the ground. Therefore, without information about weather conditions, you cannot differentiate the increases due to accident or rainfall.

The battery life depends mainly on the data transmission cycle. For instance, the battery life is up to 1 year with a 10 minutes measurement cycle and a 60 minutes transmission cycle, up to 2 months with a 10 minutes measurement cycle and a 10 minutes transmission cycle.

First, if one data transmission fails, you can instantly use the second one.

Second, if the authorities shut down the public communication, GSM data transmission will not work. However, satellite data transmission will work even in extreme emergency.

Just few minutes are needed to set it up and being ready for radioactivity measurement.

If the GammaTRACER® Spider data transmission and GPS function is off, only a magnet is needed to switch it on. Move quickly (in 2 seconds) the magnet 5 times directly above the Spider reed contact. The switches are engraved on the case for the data transmission and the GPS function.

If you have a self-stand-up version, you can drop the instrument and it will stand-up alone on the measuring spot.

If you have a manual stand-up version, preparing the support and placing the instrument will take less than a minute.

Second Sight complies with the standard MIL STD 810 G.

MIL-STD-810 standard conditions include: exposure to high and low temperatures plus temperature shock (both operating and in storage); rain (including windblown and freezing rain); humidity, fungus; sand and dust exposure; shock and transport shock; and random vibration.

The camera detects automatically the gas thanks to the gas cloud movement and the concentration evolution.

Easy to use, the interface directly presents the gas identification and concentration as well as the visualization of the gas cloud evolution.

 

An Ethernet cable assures the data transfer from Second Sight® to the laptop (100m maximum length without repeaters with cables of category 6).

Second Sight® can run a minimum of 5 hours on battery.

Second Sight® complies with the standard MIL STD 810 G.

Yes, with the optional motorized pan & tilt.

The detection range depends on the lens. Three lenses are available on the camera:

– Narrow field of view (12°x9°) long range up to 5 km
– Intermediate field of view (30°x24°) medium range up to 2 Km
– Large field of view (60°x48°) short range up to 500 m

Performances are better with favorable climatic conditions and relatively strong gas concentrations. The minimum detecting distance is 2 to 3 meters.

Yes, since the camera is thermic, the luminosity does not influence the camera sensitivity.

Second Sight® is operational in the following conditions:

– Storage temperature: – 20°C to + 70°C (-4°F and +158°F)
– Operating temperature: -20°C to + 55°C (-4°F and +131°F)
– Humidity: up to 100% but no condensation.

In case of extreme cold climatic conditions, the infrared signal from the background is not sufficient. Therefore, neither the system nor the batteries can work in those extreme cold conditions.

Second Sight® MS triggers the warning 10 to 15 seconds after the detection and provides an image each 400 ms (@25Hz).

The passive detection system detects the presence of gas thanks to the modification of the spectral distribution of the infrared flux emitted by the background.

Gases that do not present an absorption in the IR spectrum between 8 and 14 µm are not detectable by the camera. E.g. chlorine, hydrochloric acid, carbon dioxide and carbon monoxide and hydrogen. Moreover, di-atomic molecules are not detectable due to their symmetries.

All gas having an absorption in the LW Infrared band are detectable by Second Sight®. Second Sight® is for example adapted for detecting military gases (Vesicants, Suffocates, Neurotoxins), Toxic Industrial Chemicals (Butane, LPG, LNG, Ammonia, Hydrogen cyanide etc..). Detection with Second Sight® is possible even if the gases are impure or mixed. The GAS X functionality also allows detecting a mixture of gases even though the gases are not present in the systems data base.

The abbreviation LWIR (Long Wave Infra-Red) defines the usable Wave Lengths, it is from 8 to 14 µm.

With any kind, since modules are integrated onto the vehicle, wired to a single electronic housing inside the vehicle, which provides video to displays.

There is a master and slaves. That is possible if some modules are connected to another electronic housing.

No. Armour of the vehicle is not affected. All wires between modules and the electronic housing pass along existing cable through.

As options, we propose an adapter for standard batteries (AA, CR123), and a cable to supply FusionSight® with an external source of power.

Yes. That feature allows user to display thermal sources in black instead of white, which facilitates interpretation by human brain, depending on the observation conditions.

We designed the device with the highest performance/price and performance/weight ratio. An efficient and light laser range finder is costly and ultimately adds weight to the device.

 

FusionSight® has not been designed to undergo shocks caused by weapon shots when mounted on a weapon.

FusionSight® & PeriSight® are shutterless, so the IR image will never be shut down.

To give the most precise information on temperature, and so to be the most sensitive, an IR sensor must be calibrated so one temperature will be one level of grey. An IR sensor equipped with a shutter means that the IR sensor is disabled from time to time while being calibrated. This is a major inconvenient for the user because he will lose IR image when observing targets.

Smart fusion implemented into FusionSight® has many advantages:

– The major advantage is the capability to discamouflage a target: for instance, when a target is hidden, in vegetation, you will see it with thermal camera but you will not see where he is precisely located. With a low light camera, you won’t see the target, but you will see the vegetation, and the nature of the field between the target and you (holes, mounds,…). The fusion allows the user to fully see the scene: target, vegetation and nature of the field.

– No need to switch between Low Light and Thermal modes.

– The use of thermal camera is tiring for users because it is not natural for human brain. The fusion prevents users from tiredness, thanks to the similarity with human vision.

Yes. FusionSight® is operational after a fall of one meter on concrete.

FusionSight® works between -20°C and +50°C (-4°F and +122°F). For use beyond -20°C (-4°F), for example when dropping from a plane at high altitude, it is advised to switch FusionSight® on before the drop.

FusionSight® is IP 65, which means that:

– It is fully protected against dirt (meaning of 6 in IP65)
– It is protected against rain, but it is not protected against temporary immersion (meaning of 5 in IP65)

The cell culture transfection application allows to calculate the ratio between the fluorescent cells and all the cells in white light. You can follow the transfection efficiency for different cell lines or conditions.

The cell culture confluency application allows to calculate the ratio between the total surface of cells and the surface of the complete field of view to get the cell culture confluency. Day by day, you can follow the confluency value.

The InCellis® propose specific holders for common cell culture vessel such as:

– multi-well plate
– cell culture flask holder
– slides holder
– Petri dishes holder
– universal holder

The InCellis® generates “tiff” file format. This format does not compress data and is compatible with many analysis software.

The acquisition settings for each image are saved. The light source intensity, the exposure time, name of the channel, the magnification, the date and time are automatically saved with all captured image.

Images can be shared by email if InCellis® is connected to a network (Wifi or Wire connection).

Images are saved automatically on a USB stick or on the internal RAM memory (limited storage). There is also an export function on USB stick available.

Three USB ports are available on InCellis® (One on the side and two at the back).

There is 14 optimized objectives available for cell culture vessels and tissue slides with high performance in fluorescence. The InCellis® objective turret has six positions.

The InCellis® works in phase contrast mode. The condenser includes four positions, one for brightfield and three for phase contrast annuli. Bertin Technologies highly recommend working in phase contrast to get a nice contrast image of your cell cultures.

The overlay is automatic up to four fluorescent images. When an image is captured, all selected fluorescent channels are merged. In the image gallery, all fluorescent channel and overlaid images are available.

The InCellis® is updatable with new fluorescent light modules (F.L.M.). They can also be replaced afterwards. The InCellis® includes four positions for fluorescent light module.

The InCellis® includes up to five channels. There is four channels in fluorescence and one dedicated  for the white light.

The InCellis® generates both monochrome and color images. The monochrome mode provides the best sensitivity for fluorescent signal and the color mode generates beautiful colored image of tissue slides.

The technology used is a C-MOS sensor combined with an onboard Kameleon technology.

We do recommend changing annually the following spares:

–  Antirotation kit

–  Vacuum joint

Please check the user manual for more information.

Optimal parameters depend on many factors. On the Application Center, you will find a large variety of protocols tested on different sample types. These will help you creating your own protocol and conditions.

You can also submit your request to the application specialist who will help you determine the best conditions for your samples.

The active cooling system Cryolys® Evolution is the best solution to keep your samples in a cold atmosphere from 0 to 10°C (+32°F to +50°F) and prevent them from heat degradation.

Yes, dry grinding can be performed in order to obtain powder from samples such as bones, teeth, hair, seeds or frozen tissues.

Find protocols on the application center > >

It is also possible to use several types of buffers, detergents and solvents with these consumables in order to obtain a solution.

Yes, any type of sample and tissue can be efficiently homogenized without degradation: fresh, frozen, with paraffin or other polymers.

All the consumables of the kits we provide are meant for a single use. For resistance reasons but mainly for reducing cross-contamination risk linked to the reuse of the tubes and beads.

However, every kind of matrix can be autoclaved and the tubes resist to one or two autoclave cycles.

Trizol is commonly used with Precellys® consumables. Nevertheless, it’s necessary to be very careful when handling and closing the tubes as well as for the protocol parameters since Trizol can damage the instrument in case of leak.

Solvents that degrade plastic are proscribed since they could weaken the tubes and potentially lead to dangerous leaks for the instrument and users.

The 300µL kits (96WP format) allow working with a minimum volume of 100µL or 100µg.

The 15mL tubes allow working with samples up to 10-12mL or 4-5g.

Between these two extremes, the other kits bring to the Precellys® Evolution an unmatchable versatility.

Each Coriolis® µ is delivered with a calibration certificate. It ensures that the airflow rate is accurate. Bertin Technologies recommends to perform a yearly calibration.

The spare parts (aspiration cane and air intake) are autoclavable parts and must be decontaminated after each sampling. the outer casing of the device can be cleaned with conventional disinfectants. The Coriolis® µ is designed to resist H2O2 vapors: you can thus easily decontaminate the whole equipment.

The battery provided is a NiMH technology battery. To keep the battery in optimal operating condition, please charge the battery for 4 hours:

– after each use, even if it is not completely discharge
– every 2 months, even if the Coriolis® µ has not be used

The Coriolis® µ operates either on main power supply or on battery: the device is delivered with 1 battery and 1 charger. The battery life is about 5 to 10 collection runs of 10 minutes (variable according to the airflow rate parameters).

The Coriolis® µ is certified with a volume of 15ml of collection liquid: it is indeed the volume to get optimum results as it allows to form a real vortex inside the cone. It gives the best collection efficiency. More than 15ml of collection liquid could be dangerous for the equipment (especially for the electrical components) and less would not give optimal results.

 

Bertin Technologies has developed a specific collection liquid avoiding micro-organisms’ stress and growth during the collection. The operational qualification of the Coriolis® µ was performed with this liquid, therefore using another liquid can affect the collection efficiency.
Nethertheless, the collection liquid can be adapted according to the objective and the downstream analysis.

The Coriolis® technology gives access to high sensitive and specific results in only a few hours thanks to its liquid collection method which is compatible with all biological standard methods: culture, PCR, QPCR , ELISA, etc.. The liquid collection allows the user to split up the final sample and thereby make several analyses in order to guaranty the representativeness of the trials, by testing the repeatability of the results.

The Coriolis® µ collects and concentrates all types of biological particles such as pollen, virus, bacteria, toxins or even fungi.  The minimum size of collected particles is 0.5 µm. The Coriolis® µ complies with ISO 14698-1 standards (biological and physical efficiency of air samplers qualification).

The Coriolis® technology overcomes the impaction method limits thanks to its intra-liquid sample collection method.
This new technology shows equivalent or better results in terms of microbial collection and goes beyond the cultivable flora and traditional microbiological techniques on agar plates.

Even if the aerosol impaction method has been used for a long time, this technology is limited due to the low airflow rate, the limited collection time and the long time-to-results.

The Coriolis® µ can to be used indoor and outdoor. The Coriolis® is compatible with high contaminated environment since it can be completely decontaminated and since the consumables are sterile and for single use. The Coriolis® can also performed collection in very low contaminated area such as Class A and B clean rooms.

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