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Partner in CBRN System Design and Supply

Environics, a Finnish high technology company, has gained strong experience in the field of CBRN detection and has improved CBRN safety worldwide with its in-house technologies and system solutions for more than 30 years. 

Organizations from civil defence to homeland security and to the military in over 50 countries have already selected Environics as their partner in CBRN threat detection. Nowadays Environics seeks for solid growth in CBRN System Business by focusing on application based concept and product development and after sales services. Many of the success stories relate to Naval CBRN Monitoring: among other applications, Environics designs and supplies CBRN Monitoring Systems to environmental survey vessels and military vessels from frigates to mine hunters. To date, over 100 naval CBRN systems installations have been implemented in co-operation with leading shipbuilding companies. The growing awareness of the risks caused by maritime CBRN threats and willingness to be prepared may offer new opportunities for Environics in cargo and cruise ship industry and civil defence. 

The modular structure of CBRN Monitoring Systems enables delivery of cost-effective and easily expandable solutions for customers´ existing and future needs. Environics builds its Naval CBRN Monitoring concept upon the general detection principles and recommendations for application related special equipment and systems. It aims 1) to protect the personnel from CBRN threats and their hazardous effects by giving fast response and early-warning 2) to provide situational awareness and guidance and 3) to enable further analysis and timely and correct countermeasures at the time of threats. Typical CBRN Monitoring Systems represent turnkey solutions that incorporate sensor integrations, data communication, databases, system services and user interfaces. 

In the naval concept, CBRN releases are typically monitored from outdoor air and/or indoor air with respective field proven detectors. Measurement and event data from the integrated sensors is collected and harmonized by data processing units and eventually visualized in real-time on the control center computers by the dedicated system software. The proprietary software provides a graphical user interface for sensor management and for displaying event and measurement data and end user specified, event related guidance for the operators. In addition to the fixed installations, Environics supplies hand-held and portable instrumentation for CBRN detection and identification needs, as well as other system supporting components, personal protective equipment and devices and tools for decontamination.

Application Oriented Product Portfolio

Demand for high quality, durability, tolerance and reliability in naval operating environment has been taken into account by Environics in both its own application based product development and selection of complementing products to guarantee uncompromised CBRN detection performance and completion of the intended missions.  As a part of this approach, Environics has developed rugged, tested military grade device versions applying the core technologies – the Rugged ENVI BioScout for detection of potentially harmful bioaerosols, ChemProDM for chemical (CWAs/TICs) detection and the Rugged Master Module for data processing to be implemented in Naval CBRN Monitoring. The importance of collecting representative air samples to the chemical and biological detectors has been emphasized by designing dedicated air sampling systems for different installation needs. 

On top of the selected 3rd party solutions, Environics´ own product portfolio offers several complementing products to fixed installed CBRN Monitoring Systems: ChemPro100i Chemical Detectors with optional accessories of the CBRN kit, ENVI Assay System Gold rapid tests for provisional BWA identification and RanidPro200 backpacks and RanidPort portal solutions for radiation detection and identification. Naval CBRN Monitoring relates also to other areas of applications provided by Environics. 

Support for the Whole System Lifespan

CBRN Monitoring systems are featured with low costs of ownership. However, supplying of first class systems is useless, if they are not maintained operational and if there is no timely technical support and comprehensive user, maintenance and tactical training available through the whole system life-cycle. To ensure uncompromised performance, Environics invests in the full life-cycle support and commits to adapting the CBRN Monitoring Systems to variable operating environments. The key to success is the constant dialogue with the customers and system end-users in every step of the purchase, delivery and after sales processes – from initial identification of customer needs through deliveries to after sales services. 

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