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Oxley Group Ltd
Oxley specialises in the design and manufacture of advanced electronic and electro-optic components and systems for air, land and sea applications within the military sector. Established in 1942, Oxley has manufacturing facilities in the UK and USA and enjoys representation worldwide. The company’s products include night vision and LED lighting, data capture systems and electronic components. Oxley has pioneered the development of night vision compatible lighting. It offers a total package incorporating optical filters, equipment modification, cockpit and external lighting along with fleet wide upgrade services including engineering, installation, support, maintenance and training. The company’s long experience of manufacturing night vision lighting and LED indicators, coupled with advances in LED technology, has enabled it to develop LED solutions to replace incandescent and fluorescent lighting in existing applications as well as becoming the lighting option of choice in new applications such as portable military hospitals, UAV control stations and communication shelters.
22 Jun 09. FLIR Systems, Inc. announced the launch of its second generation line of GF-Series infrared cameras, previously known as GasFindIR(TM). The line includes two innovative IR cameras designed to reduce product and revenue loss associated with industrial gas leaks, and improve worker safety in areas where leaking gas can cause fire and explosion. The new GF320 detects all types of greenhouse gas emissions, and the new GF309 “sees clearly through flames,” making it ideal for high temperature, industrial furnace inspections. The GF320 is specifically engineered to image volatile organic compounds (VOCs) including methane, sulfur hexafluoride, carbon monoxide and many other gases. The GF320’s high resolution thermal and visible output allows operators to rapidly scan large, hard-to-reach, or dangerous areas from a safe distance. Its new and improved “High Sensitivity Mode” (HSM) and noise reduction filter provide a powerful new tool for workers to detect and trace even small quantities of gas leaks to their source, a difficult task using the current “sniffer” technology. The GF309 is engineered for high temperature furnace applications. The GF309’s “flame filter” helps workers detect a wide range of common and recurring problems with industrial furnaces, including the presence of coking, scaling or ash build-up. Both cameras feature the ability to capture high resolution thermal and visible images and thermal video for in-the-field playback, later analysis and documentation. Embedded GPS provides the exact coordinates to track facility non-compliance with environmental regulations, or to mimic the set-up of portable monitors stationed around the plant. Additional features include embedded temperature measurement data, a flip-out full-color LCD, and a high resolution tiltable viewfinder.
16 Jun 09. NCOIC seeks better levels of interoperability. Three of Europe’s largest military technology companies, along with US aeronautics group Boeing, are making available to the wider defence IT community their network-centric ‘patterns’ – or sets of interoperability instructions – in key functional areas such as secure message handling, friendly-force tracking and coastal situation awareness. Sponsored by the transatlantic Network Centric Operations Industry Consortium (NCOIC), the four companies have submitted their proprietary patterns for all NCOIC members to evaluate and use for their own product development in the future so that different makes of command and control (C2) and data-exchange systems will be interoperable. (Source: Jane’s, IDR)
12 Jun 09. Ansys develops low-cost armoured vehicle sightsystem. South African electronics company Ansys has developed a low-cost day/ni