THMG237a – Advanced RID detection with FLIR

We had the opportunity to catch up with Chris Skrocki and Steve Tymoszuk from FLIR to find out what’s new in the Radionuclide Detection world and what there is to offer. Exciting stuff!

FLIR is the world’s leading manufacturer of Radionuclide Identification Devices (RIDs) and has recently introduced the identiFINDER R425. The identiFINDER R425 builds upon the simple to use identiFINDER R400 with a further 3x the gamma sensitivity, 2x neutron sensitivity, a free app to monitor the R425 and transfer files, and a long interval once fielded before factory service.

Show Notes:

1:00 Introductions

  • Steve Tymoszuk, Product Manager of all things radiation at FLIR
  • Been with FLIR for 16 years
  • Chris Skrocki, Regional Sales Manager (Detection Side of FLIR)
  • Been with FLIR with 14 years

2:00 Radionuclide Identification Devices & Gamma/Neutron Radiation

4:00 When Do You Use (RID’s) In the Field?

6:35 Background History On FLIR & RID’s

8:30 Homeland Security Assessments of RID’s

  • identiFINDER R400 was ranked #1 in this assessment

10:00 Underwater Detection Modifications

11:11 Description of identiFINDER R425

12:12 How Does The Technology Work?

13:00 Durability of Detection Devices

13:40 What Is Familiar Between The Different Devices? Is the Interface The Same?

15:30 BlueTooth Capabilities with identiFINDER 425. Integrate with App?

18:08 Cost Of Devices?

19:00 What’s The Set Up Time For Devices?

22:35 FREE FLIR Webinars on Devices

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2 thoughts on “THMG237a – Advanced RID detection with FLIR”

  1. Hey guys, great podcast. I agree, the R-series detectors are great tools. I also agree that using the web interface for Reachback kinda sucks. Have you guys ever used the “one touch Reachback” on the R400? It actually works pretty well. The Bluetooth periphery utilizes your smartphone to send the data to a back end server, which can then send the spectra report out via email. You can configure the back end server to send the email to multiple recipients. I think it’s an awesome way to notify your command, fusion center, DOE, etc. know that you have something without going over the air. While the report that gets sent isn’t nearly as detailed as let’s say, the old JACCIS form I think it’s a great way to let the 1000 pound brains know (presumptively) what you are dealing with. I haven’t messed around with this in a few years but I might have one of the test pdf’s I received. I can email it to you or if interested you could hit up the guys at FLIR. While you won’t have the stand off Bluetooth capability of the new Mac Daddy detector, the R400 Bluetooth for Reachback works well.

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