SATIR have been manufacturing thermal imaging cameras in Ireland for over a decade, during this time we have manufactured thermal imaging cameras for industrial, security, automotive and also for the health sector. With the world’s new health pandemic Covid-19 or also known as the coronavirus SATIR have been focusing all our manufacturing efforts on thermal imaging cameras for the health sector to try and delay the spread of this virus as many health officials say if we can delay the spread of the virus our health care system will be in a better position to cope with this health pandemic that is CoVid-19.
Currently SATIR has 4 thermal fever screening cameras available these models are CK350-F, CK350-M, Hotfind-s and the D160. Each model will be explained in this article in order for you to make the choice which one is best for you.
The CK350-F is one of SATIR’s newest and advanced fever screening system that has been developed in the fight against CoVid-19.The CK350-F is a complete system as it includes; thermal camera, black body, fever screening software, tripod and ceiling brackets. The CK350-F model is suitable to scan a large number of people at one time once the system has been set up correctly and people are organised in a line. The CK350-F can carry out real-time fever screening which can be viewed by the technician at a safe distance as thermal imaging is a form of no-contact temperature measurement. The systems software has a number of features which includes generation of analysis and trends reports, AI facial recognition, please note these images or videos can be removed if you need to abide by GDPR or data protection regulations. The temperature measurement range is 0°C ~ +60°C and the measurement accuracy is ± 0.3 ℃ which makes this ideal for fever screening programmes. The CK350-F has been setup in hotels, airports, customs areas and in shopping centres. Due to the high demand of this product the typically lead-times are 3-4 weeks, and this would be a high range product which would be reflected in the pricing.
The CK350-M is SATIR’s first thermal imaging camera that was developed for the health sector in 2014. It consists of a thermal camera, tripod and fever screening software. It has a temperature measurement range of 0°C ~ +60°C and measurement accuracy of ±0.5°C which we would recommend traditionally for use in a veterinary practice or could be used more for temperature measurement within the body to see muscle conditions for example. The software for this system would not have AI facial recognition but it still gives a temperature measurement value and delivers thermal images to the technician. Due to the Covid-19 outbreak lead times are 3-6 months and this would be high-mid range product which would be reflected in the pricing.
The Hotfind-S is an advance level handheld fever screening camera that can also be mounted to a tripod if it is fever screening small amounts of people at a time. The Hotfind-S temperature range is -20℃ to 60℃ and has a thermal accuracy of ±0.3°C which makes it ideal for being used in fever screening programmes. Hotfind-S adopts NTSC (60Hz) or PAL (50Hz) composite video output. The thermal images are displayed in real time which guarantees complete and vivid thermal imaging with no ghosting. The Hotfind-S also comes with a black body which helps to regulate the Hotfind-S and acts as a reference. Due to the Covid-19 outbreak lead times are 3-4 weeks and this would be mid-level product which would be reflected in the pricing.
The D160 is a recent addition to SATIR range of fever screening cameras that has been developed for the CoVid-19 Pandemic. It has a 160x120 IR detector which delivers a basic but clear image to the technician. It has a temperature range of 10~40℃ and accuracy of ±0.5°C which makes it suitable to carry out fever screening on the go especially as it is a handheld model. This type of camera would be suitable for a work environment to check employees or visitor’s temperature or to be use in an environment on a small number of people at a time. Due to the Covid-19 outbreak lead times are 4-6 weeks and this would be entry-level product which would be reflected in the pricing.
In recent years, our world has gotten a lot smaller and more become accessible to people from all over the world. This is mainly due to advances in transportation technologies, such as aviation, becoming more affordable. This allows airlines to set up more travel routes than ever before.
With new airline routes and air fares becoming more affordable, more people travel the world than ever before. However, this can also pose risks to countries and their people as travellers can introduce new illnesses and viruses into the countries they visit.
In most cases, these illnesses and viruses cause a high body temperature, or a fever, which can be an indicator that a person is unwell and may need treatment. Fever screening is often sent up at border crossings, such as airports
, and sea ports, and in public places, such as shopping centres and hospitals, to check people for a high fever which can sometimes be an indicator of serious illnesses such as Ebola, SARS or the Coronavirus.
Thermal Imaging is the process to create an image using Infrared Radiation. Most things emit some form of Infrared Radiation, including humans and animals. Infrared Radiation is directly affected by temperature, e.g. the higher the temperature the more Infrared Radiation is emitted, and the inverse is also true. Using a Microbolometer, a thermal camera is capable of generating a Thermal Image by applying a colour palette to the different intensities of Infrared Radiation.
Thermal imaging is used for fever screening and detection for a number of reasons. Often fever screening is set up at border points such as airports, seaports and in public places, these are busy areas often having hundreds of people passing at a time. If you used a regular ear thermometer on every single person that came off a flight or a ferry this can cause serious delays for passengers. Thermal Imaging cameras can solve this problem as they can be set-up to scan a large number of people at a time. It is also important to note when using a ear thermometer on every person the readings are at a single spot on the persons face , but a thermal image uses 1000’s of temperature readings (Pixels) to build up a 2 dimensional picture of the face of the person screen. This allows the medical team screening the person to have a better understanding of the temperature of the person. As with all fever screening the incubation period of the virus will affect the temperatures recorded on the human face .Any abnormal face temperature noted within the thermal screening process should then be checked further by medical professionals and further corrective action taken if required.
SATIR has supplied fixed and handheld thermal imaging cameras for fever screening and detection. Get in touch with us to speak to a member of our sales team today via our contact form on the website or phone us on 00353 (0) 41 9846786.
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