Argus Thermal Imaging for Fire Fighters(4)
Thermal Imager products updated recently
During a tour of e2v, Lord Livingston saw imaging sensors from the billion pixel device for the recently launched Gaia satellite Trade Minister Lord Livingston reiterated his support for businesses during a visit to e2v, the Chelmsford based high technology manufacturer, as part of a series of meetings and visits across the East of England recently. Lord Livingston was making his first visit to the region, following his appointment in December, to hear first-hand the experiences of companies currently looking to export overseas and to encourage businesses to work with UK Trade & Investment, (UKTI), the government’s exporting department. The visit follows the announcement last week that every mid-sized business in the country will be offered tailored trade advice and an intensive programme of support to help them start exporting or break into new markets. During a tour of e2v, Lord Livingston saw imaging sensors from the billion pixel device for the recently launched Gaia satellite, and new RF Power systems for radiotherapy cancer treatment, being developed with UK Government Regional Growth Fund support. e2v has also recently signed a multi-million pound Russian imaging contract for the World Space Observatory with UKTI support. Marc Saunders, Group Marketing and Technology Director at e2v said “The UKTI offers a valuable range of services. Their breadth and depth of genuinely local market knowledge and their research capability can be of great help to even experienced exporters like e2v”. Trade and Investment Minister Lord Livingston said: “Increasing the number of UK businesses which sell overseas is a fundamental building block of the Government’s long-term economic plan. The East of England has an exceptional record for innovation, with market-leading small and medium sized companies already at the forefront of their sectors. I’m in the region today precisely to hear from these companies and ensure they are getting the support from me and my team so they are maximising the export potential of their business. Businesses excel with UKTI’s support and we want to make sure that they are not just trading abroad, but thriving there.” Also visiting e2v with Lord Livingston were senior representatives from UKTI, including Liz Basing, Regional Director, UKTI East of England, John Tingle, UKTI Trade Team Manager and James Gillespie, UKTI International Trade Adviser.
The event celebrated the work and dedication shown by all e2v apprentices over the past year e2v has celebrated its apprentices achievements at an annual awards night held at Channels Golf Club, Chelmsford. The event celebrated the work and dedication shown by all e2v apprentices over the past year. e2v’s apprentices and their families were joined by Keith Attwood, CEO of e2v, senior representatives from Havering College and e2v managers, as well as former apprentices who have now completed their apprenticeship and secured permanent roles within the company. ‘Best Achievement’ awards were presented to apprentices who have demonstrated significant accomplishments over the last year, including Luke Coulter, Chris Borrett, Matt Rowlinson and Jack Harrington. Certificates were also presented to those completing their intermediate and advanced apprenticeships. The most prestigious award of the evening – ‘e2v’s Apprentice of the Year’ went to third year apprentice Matthew Mooney. Chris Hawkins, Apprentice Manager, said “Matt has made a great contribution to our Argus Thermal imaging Camera division. He has shown that he has the technical capability to deliver work to a high standard and is now set up to run his own projects. Matt is a highly valued team member.” Keith Attwood e2v’s CEO added “Apprenticeships provide an excellent opportunity to undertake further education whilst gaining valuable practical experience in the workplace. Apprenticeship schemes have long been an integral part of our recruitment plans and we are proud to support such an important route to training young people.”
North Fire will work with e2V to intensify sales coverage e2v is partnering with North Fire, one of the UK’s top Fire Service suppliers, to deliver sales and service for their Argus thermal imaging range to the UK Fire & Rescue Market. North Fire will work with e2v to intensify sales coverage whilst supplying the best after sales care possible for Argus customers. e2v signed the deal to partner with North Fire because of their commitment and ability to offer immediate and highly responsive service levels to Argus customers. e2v’s Vice President of sales for Argus Thermal Imaging, Angus Drummond said, “Throughout the Fire & Rescue market our Argus cameras are recognised as the brigade’s number one choice for product quality, reliability and innovation. The time is now right to strengthen our sales and service coverage through this new partnership with North Fire, so that we can focus on delivering further product innovation to our vital emergency services.” The deal comes as e2v launches a new range of Argus personal mini thermal imaging cameras, the Argus Mi-TIC. The new Mi-TIC is the world’s smallest high-resolution thermal imager. Designed specifically for fire fighting and rescue applications, it provides ultra-clear imagery, has a superb dynamic range and clear visibility in extremely high temperatures, without whiteout. Mi-TIC can also see very low temperature objects, making it ideal for USAR and confined space casualty searches.