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Slovenian Fire Brigades Acquiring ChemPro100i

Our long-time representative in Slovenia Dr Nemo won a tender in spring 2018 to supply ChemPro100i chemical detectors with CBRN kits to local fire brigades whom through this acquisition are upgrading their HazMat capabilities. The detectors have now been delivered to fire brigades around Slovenia and the first two trainings held.

ChemPro100i is a handheld gas & vapor detector for the field detection and classification of Toxic Industrial Chemicals (TICs) and Chemical Warfare Agents (CWAs). It can be used daily in “routine” HazMat, and for the less common CWA incident. Unique trend display shows the chemical concentration in real time graphical display allowing fast and easy to read way to quickly localize the chemical. The CBRN kit adds the capability to detect also gamma and X-ray radiation and provisional identification of seven most common Biological Warfare Agents (BWAs).


Learn more about ChemPro100i.

Environics Delivers Another CBRN Surveillance & Security System To The Finnish Defence Forces

Environics has been awarded a new 610K€ contract with the Finnish Defence Forces, including CBRN surveillance and security devices, and system software. The new system will be compatible with their existing CBRN surveillance network. System deliveries will take place during 2019.
The Finnish Defence Forces are already using Environics' CBRN system software, EnviScreen Operix, for example in their Tactical CBRN Area Monitoring System (CBRUGS-program), modernized reconnaissance vehicles, and naval vessels.

Stay Safe This Holiday Season

Here in Finland winters are harsh and long. However, millions or resilient evolutionary years have turned us, Finns, into ruggedized, endurant creatures. Check our teams practical tips how to survive the winter season from here.

We, at Environics, want to thank all of our customers and partners for this year 2018 and wish you all the best for upcoming 2019!

 

Another ChemPro100i Delivery To Enhance Safety In Asia Pacific Region

ChemPro100i is an excellent handheld gas detector designed to detect hazardous chemicals. It is in daily use by First Responders, Hazmat teams, military and Firefighters in over 50 countries.

This week we are preparing and shipping 200 units delivery for First Responder users in Asia Pacific area at our headquarters’ facilities in Finland. Earlier this year we have also delivered nearly 400 units batch of ChemPro100i detectors to one military end customer in the same region.

ChemPro100i is a versatile device which serves both civilian (First Responder, Law Enforcement Agencies, etc) and Military markets. The ChemPro100i uses an array of detection technologies to detect, classify and measure chemicals enabling simultaneous detection of the widest range of chemicals. The ChemPro100i is a truly orthogonal detector, it’s heart remaining the Environics’ unique open-loop Ion Mobility Spectrometry (IMS) sensor. The performance is improved with additional sensors that provide a wider range of detectable TICs and improve false alarm rejection.

For more information regarding ChemPro100i Chemical Detector please click here.

Veli-Matti Miettinen Appointed as Area Manager

Veli-Matti Miettinen has joined Environics sales team as of September 3rd.  Veli-Matti will strengthen our APAC sales team to ensure our growth continues in Asia. Veli-Matti’s key focus will be to increase our business presence in Asian key markets, and ensure our  continued growth in the naval application, as well as developing our businesses and partner network in Asia Pacific Region. Veli-Matti  will take over the Area Manager role in Malaysia, Thailand, Korea and Japan, and work closely together with Krister Liljegren and Martin Lutzen to develop our businesses in Singapore, Indonesia, Vietnam and Philippines. Mr. Miettinen has a proven track record in sales and business development in South East Asia, he has lived in the area for several years. His contact is now available from the Sales & Marketing Contacts section.

Please join me welcoming Veli-Matti to our team!

Outi Suoninen
VP Sales&Marketing

Indonesian CBRN Reconnaissance Vehicle Factory Acceptance Test

We have successfully concluded a FAT (Factory Acceptance Test) of another CBRN Reconnaissance Vehicle, designed for our Indonesian customer.

This is the fourth CBRN Reconnaissance Vehicle ready to be delivered to the Indonesian Ministry of Defence, as the previous deliveries took place between 2015-2017.

CBRN Reconnaissance Vehicles include equipment for detecting, identifying and sampling CBRN agents and threats in a safe, protected working environment.

ENVI Assay System Biodefence Tests Used in CBRN Exercise "Bio-Garden"

Environics' ENVI Assay System biodefence tests were used in CBRN Exercise "Bio-Garden", which took place in Vilvoorde (Belgium), in order to verify a Biological threat in a suspected home laboratory.

This exercise is part of the eNotice - Horizon 2020 Project (European Network of CBRN Training Centers) and further information can be found from here https://www.h2020-enotice.eu/

In one of the scenarios the police conducts investigations in a clandestine laboratory where they suspect bio weapons are being produced. Several specialized teams are called to intervene, namely the military CBRN sampling team that can provide samples to the deployed laboratories. ENVI Assay System biodefence test kits are part of their portfolio to verify the threats at site.

"When the Going Gets Tough, the Tough Get Going(...)" by Katja Kiukas

Defence Turkey magazine published in its latest issue (82) an article written by Mrs. Katja Kiukas- Product Manager for Bio Detection and CBRN Systems and as an Application Specialist for Building CBRN Monitoring. This piece is focused on Environics' Solutions for Naval CBRN Monitoring and Armored CBRN Reconnaissance.

Full article available from the link bellow:
http://www.defenceturkey.com/en/content/when-the-going-gets-tough-the-tough-get-going-environics-provides-solutions-for-naval-cbrn-monitoring-and-armored-cbrn-reconnaissance-3053#.WyC8XYUzaM-

🇺🇦 RanidSonni & RanidPro200 at UEFA Champions League, Kiev

Environics is once again featured in SSTC NRS (State Scientific and Technical Center for Nuclear and Radiatiation Safety) website, this time regarding the usage of RanidSonni during UEFA Champions League final-2018.

Article posted on 29th May, translation bellow, click here to access the original.

"Radiation intelligence during UEFA Champions League final-2018: no dangerous anomalies detected

On May 26, 2018, in Kiev, a crew of the mobile laboratory RanidSonni carried out radiological exploration at the venues of mass events to monitor the state of radiation safety of residents and guests of the capital during the final matches of the UEFA Champions League-2018. Radiation anomalies were not detected.

Specialists of the State Scientific and Technical Center for Nuclear and Radiation Safety (SSTC NRS) examined the main fan-zone of the football championship on Khreshchatyk using the "Terra" MKS-05 dosimeters-radiometers and the Thermo RadEye PRD individual search dosimeter. The maximum dose rate was up to 0.12 μSv / hr, which corresponds to the norm and does not exceed the values ​​of the natural radiation background.

Also, specialists from SSTC NRS visited the fans' fan club of the Liverpool Football Club, which was located in the park. Shevchenko, having carried out a survey of the territory with the help of a dosimeter-radiometer of neutron and gamma radiation on the basis of detectors RanidPro 200 «Vasikka». Dose strength parameters were within acceptable limits.

"Mass actions of this kind are always a high level of danger. We have been trying to carry out radiation exploration, paying attention to all possible objects, which, one way or another, can be an instrument for concealing dangerous radioactive materials. The crew of the mobile laboratory did not differ from the crowd with specialized signs, and therefore was able to conduct an inspection in search of possible threats without attracting unnecessary attention and unnecessary anxiety in society, - commented the head of the public relations department of SSTC NRS Oksana Kucheriava, - fortunately, no we did not detect threats. "

Radiation measurements were carried out using the method of comparative gamma-shooting at the venues of mass events a day before the start of football events (May 25th) and during their conduct (May 26)."

"Safe House" - Katja Kiukas Examines CBRN Threats in Buildings and Sets Out Ways to Enhance Preparedness

CBRN Solution Business Manager, Katja Kiukas wrote another article published on 2018's latest issue of CBNW - Chemical, Biological & Nuclear Warfare Magazine entitle "Safe House". This piece concerns Environics Oy's concept on Building CBRN Monitoring Solutions and it's presented on pages 56 to 59.

Please find the online issue of CBNW magazine from the link below:
https://issuu.com/immags/docs/cbnw_issue_2018?e=9365673/61540661  

Katja Kiukas to speak at CIP ASIA

Katja Kiukas, who has gained over 10 years of application, business and technology oriented expertise in the field of Bio Detection and CBRN Monitoring Systems, namely, for critical infrastructure protection, was confirmed to give a speech at CIP ASIA.

The speech prepared for this event taking place in Malaysia, from 17th to 19th July 2018 is entitled "CBRN Threats in Buildings – Preparedness and Protection Instead of Forgotten Vulnerabilities".

Katja will also be attending this critical infrastructure protection oriented event, therefore arranging appointments/discussions on this matter is a possibility.

 

Update: Katja's speaking slot is now visible from Programme - Day One as part of the CRITICAL INFRASTRUCTURE PROTECTION TRACK http://cip-asia.com/conference/programme-day-one/.

Further information about the event:
http://cip-asia.com

🇮🇹 Italian Fire Brigades Upgraded Their Chemical Detection Capabilities

Italian fire brigades increased their preparedness level by upgrading their ChemPro100 chemical detectors to the latest ChemPro100i version. ChemPro100i chemical detectors are used in more than 100 fire brigade stations all around Italy.

The ChemPro100i is a handheld gas & vapor detector for the field detection and classification of Toxic Industrial Chemicals (TICs) and Chemical Warfare Agents (CWAs). It can be used daily in “routine” HazMat, and for the less common CWA incident. Unique trend display shows the chemical concentration in real time graphical display allowing fast and easy to read way to quickly localize the chemical.

Learn more about ChemPro100i.

Environics Received Another Purchase Order for CBRN Reconnaissance Vehicle

Environics has received a new purchase order for CBRN Reconnaissance Vehicle from Indonesian Ministry of Defence.

Environics has already delivered three similar CBRN Reconnaissance Vehicles to the Indonesian Ministry of Defence between 2015-2017. The fourth vehicle delivery will take place in 2018. This type of vehicle includes equipment for detecting, identifying and sampling CBRN agents and threats in a safe, protected working environment.

"The Role of Expert Support in Nuclear Security"

Environics is referenced in Border Security Report magazine, due to RanidPro200 and RanidSOLO usage during a crossborder reachback demonstration, which took place in Estonia by the end of 2017. Extract:

"November 2017: Estonian and Finnish intelligence services have received information that illegal transport of radioactive materials is underway via the Baltic countries. The final destination of these sources is unknown but there are reasons to believe that Finland may be the intended target for further illicit trafficking. The information alerts hint that international terrorist group has declared its malicious intentions to use these materials in an attack against the EU Member States. "

For further information and access to the full article, please follow the link bellow (page 35):
http://world-border-congress.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/BSRMarApr2018.pdf

🏢 🚒 CBRN Threats in Buildings 🏢 🚑 - Upcoming Dedicated Webinar

Are we prepared for terrorist attacks with CBRN agents against critical infrastructure (CIP) targets?

Are building occupants protected from CBRN releases?

What can be done to reduce the vulnerabilities and the consequences of CBRN events in buildings?

These and other questions will be answered during our next upcoming webinar which will take place on the 14th of March.

 

For further information and register, please click the link bellow:
https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/1694297229805736706

Environics first 🚩 PUBLIC Training Sessions, Spring'18 🚩 Open Webinar is now available!

The recording our first webinar from the PUBLIC Training Sessions, Spring'18 series is now available from the link bellow.

Don't forget to join the upcoming sessions:

❄ Safe Wishes this Holiday Season ❄

2017 was definitely a year of Celebration for Environics.

Not only we completed 30 years of existence as a company, but also Finland celebrated its 100-year Anniversary.

Please follow the link bellow to view our Seasonal Greetings message:

"What Is Environics and Its Distinction in Ukraine?"

Environics is featured in SSTC NRS (State Scientific and Technical Center for Nuclear and Radiatiation Safety) website, with an interview to Area Manager Krister Liljegren carried out during "Protection Technologies/FireTech-2017" an event which took place in Kiev last month.

Mr. Liljegren not only refers to Environics presence in Ukraine, but also sums up the company's status quo within its competitors and latest developments.

Please find the interview from the link bellow:

http://www.sstc.com.ua/en/enterprise-news/4046-what-is-environics-and-its-distinction-in-ukraine

Environics' ChemPro100i ranks 1st place for the best innovations in South-East Finland in the last 100 years!

Environics was last Sunday mentioned in the national news, after ranking first place for the region's best innovations. The South-East Finland Innovation Project selected the top ten innovations in Finland for the period of the country's independence (1917-2016), celebrating 100 years in 2017.

The ChemPro100i, is described as an ionizing gas detector, designed to detect gases and chemicals, as well as to identify differences in their different odors. The ChemPro100i is also known as “sniffer”.

South Savo’s next top 3 innovations were Veisto Oy – HewSaw and Moilas bakeries - gluten free products. Kymenlaakso region’s rated innovations were in the year 1920 Mäntysuopa by the Enso-Gutzeit, Xyrofinn’s xylitol and Kaslink’s food products. Whereas in South Karelia the top innovations were the Switch’s Sähkömoottori, Rumple Tools’ Työlennokki and CWP’s wood products through-dyeing method.

The Finnish Confederation of Finnish Inventors (KEKE) explored the possibilities for surveying the best innovations in Finland. As funding was not provided, a "South East Finland Innovation" project was anyway carried out in whole South-East Finland, comprising the regions of Kymenlaakso, South Karelia and South Savonia, from which were selected the top ten innovations for the period of Finland’s independence (1917-2016). The project is part of Suomi 100 program and it’s managed by Kymen Innovaatioyhdistys ry.

Innovation was meant as a commercially successful product, process, technique or method to commercially-invented gadget. It was also required to be quoted in some publication, for example in the newspaper. An innovation is expected to make significant market success, regional impact, employability, internationalization, import substitution, and social impact.

Original article in Finnish:
https://lansi-savo.fi/uutiset/lahella/b9dbe9dc-400e-430c-96e8-97585b8868e7