Being prepared and fully equipped for raging fires, natural disasters, or other large-scale emergencies is a high priority for first responders. Rapid situational assessment of the environment is essential for coordinating a response and mitigating additional damage and casualties. Adaptive Methods developed the DISe (Deployable Interchangeable Sensor), a portable, hand-deployable environmental sensor that provides remote situational awareness to address this need. The sensor package provides video and environmental monitoring capabilities in hazardous environments. First responders can view and analyze the hazardous area on a laptop or handheld device while remaining safely out of harms way. Real-time feedback of the environment can assist commanders in determining when to send in and recall first responders.
The size and weight of the device is such that it can be carried and hand-deployed by any first responder. The system is ruggedly designed to survive being tossed into a hazardous area and withstand exposure to water, heat, gases, or other complicating environmental conditions.
The remote sensor is equipped with cameras providing excellent low light performance, complete 360° field of view coverage, close focus capability, and exposure controls to optimize the image for the lighting environment. Various environmental sensors can be installed including oxygen, carbon monoxide, carbon dioxide, hydrogen sulfide, chlorine, hydrocarbon, radiation, and smoke. The standard unit can withstand external temperatures of 500°F for nearly an hour. Other capabilities include audio monitoring and configurable audible alarms. It is entirely self-powered and has both wired (tethered) and wireless communication capabilities.
Adaptive Methods continues to provide mission critical products and software to assist our community in assessing real-time situation information.