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* Allen-Vanguard – Stand No. 495, UK Pavilion – Allen-Vanguard, the internal security specialist, is launching a range of products at DSEi. The main focus at the exhibition will be Allen-Vanguard’s unique new accessory for the Defender and Vanguard™ ROVs: ROV-Track CBRNE hazard software. The equipment predicts and illustrates CBRN hazard areas around a suspect device based on data compiled by sensors integrated with either ROV and transmitted to a central command console. It provides the scene controller with vital information in real time for the formulation of a safe and effective response. Demonstrating the software at DSEi for the first time will be Allen-Vanguard’s new digital mini ROV, the Vanguard™. It has been upgraded ready for launch at the exhibition with a digital command console enabling ‘plug & play’ accessory functionality, intuitive control and full interoperability with its larger sister ROV, the Defender. The Vanguard’s™ digital architecture means new devices can be added to the ROV ‘network’ and controlled remotely without returning the robot to the workshop and suffering downtime. Learning new features and functions is a fast and intuitive process for operators – straightforward tasks can be mastered within 30 minutes. Combined touch screen and hard controls mean multi functioning is easy – for example, lights and cameras can be controlled while driving forward or the arm can be manipulated while steering. In addition, the hand controller can be removed from the console to provide some functionality via Bluetooth – this is particularly useful for training, maintenance and driving the ROV in and out of its transporter. The console can also be used as a laptop, allowing operators to compile reports and embed images recorded during the incident. Robust and versatile, the Vanguard™ confidently performs a critical range of first response functions. Its modular construction and simple electronics design make maintenance and support in the field simple and inexpensive, improving the life-time value of the robot. Alongside the ROVs, Allen-Vanguard will also be exhibiting two new models of Electronic Countermeasure (ECM) equipment. Delegates are invited to visit stand 495 in the UK Pavilion to find out more.
Glyn Buckler.sales director of Allen-Vanguard, explains: “Our new products have been developed in close consultation with end-users in response to very stringent demands. DSEi is a significant event for the industry, and provides an ideal platform to bring new innovations to market. The aerospace and military sectors are a key audience for us, so this exhibition is the perfect place to meet and share knowledge with influential target groups.” www.allen-vanguard.com

* HMS – Stand No. 2245 – is showcasing a range of its signature products and services at DSEi. The main focus at the exhibition will be HMS’s unique and constantly updated TRITON database of global terrorist activity. It is the largest open source database of terrorist attacks in the world, gathering 2,500 incidents per month and providing decision makers with better insight to fight the war on terror. TRITON Reports identify trends as well as key technical and tactical details. These enable organisations to thoroughly assess developments in terrorists’ Improvised Explosive Device (IED) capabilities and modus operandi. The second key exhibit will be HMS’s Weapons Intelligence Team Training (WIT) which is a significant growth area within the counter terrorism marketplace. NATO approved, this valuable offering helps end-users become skilled investigators capable of exploiting IED incident scenes. HMS have experienced Trainers who have actual knowledge of managing IEDs from operator through to strategic and bomb squad commander levels, this package is the most comprehensive in the marketplace. For further information about this training course, and other training available, please visit the HMS stand.

Roger Davies, managing di

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