Blast, Roll and Water Activated Escape Lighting
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AEROGLOW - The Advanced of vehicle safety lighting
ounded in 2005 AeroGlow Limited is able to draw on the skills and expertise of a team of Industrial Engineers and Medical/Scientific professionals to provide user-safety and safety related products for both land and air vehicles. In association with many UK and US agencies, AeroGlow remains committed to developing innovative technology to counter the still growing threat of IED attacks across the world. AeroGlow has achieved an impressive reputation since its inception 7 years ago, mainly due to the dedication of its four-man team, all of whom boast a wealth of experience within the sector: Ross Kilby - Managing Director: Aside from having a background in medicine; as a keen pilot, Ross formed AeroGlow to promote visual safety equipment to the aviation industry. During this time, he worked closely with fast jet & helicopter pilots at MoD Boscombe Down, refining various products which aided in-flight safety. One of these products was an Emergency Egress Lighting System for one of the RAF’s fleet of helicopters. It was here that Ross & Neil Ham started to work closely together. Neil Ham - Technical Lead: Neil has spent much of his professional career as an Emergency Egress subject matter expert and adviser to UK MOD and US DoD. His experience varies from managing live underwater egress trials to assessment of open water helicopter sink rate and canopy jettison trials. Since leaving MOD Boscombe Down Neil has brought his unique experience to AeroGlow Ltd and has made a successful transition into the defence supply sector. Neil holds an MSc from Kinston University and is an active researcher and product developer. . Anthony Davis - Operations Manager - Before joining the company Anthony previously worked for QinetiQ as a Commercial Manager responsible for delivering multi-million pound contracts on time. Since joining
AeroGlow Ant has achieved huge success in dealing directly with customers, implementing bespoke contracts and ensuring the client gains the maximum benefit from their investment. Keith White - Business Development Lead - Having spent 32 years in the Army working as an Engineering Officer, Keith has first-hand experience of the life threatening situations our troops face every day. Towards the end of his military service, Keith worked as the Requirement Manager in the Protected Mobility Team at Defence Equipment and Support where he produced the Systems Requirement Document for the Foxhound Light Protected Patrol Vehicle currently in use in Afghanistan. A UK-based company, AeroGlow also uses a number of dedicated sub-contractors all of whom are based in the UK: Business Development Manager Keith White commented:” We take pride in the fact that our products are all designed and built in the UK.” The company’s diverse range of safety related products includes: · Vehicle Escape lighting · Aircraft Escape lighting · Blast Activated Lighting · Roll-over Activated Lighting · Water Activated Lighting · Blast Recording Systems · Attitude Warning Systems · IR Illuminators · Tactical / Ground Lighting The company’s Hatch Lighting and Orientation System (HaLO) Escape Lighting System came about in 2008 as a direct result of a request from the US Special Operations Command (SOCOM) to meet its requirement for a system to assist emergency egress in its MRAP vehicles in Iraq & Afghanistan following several severe incidents involving vehicles rolling into water. “We derived a system requirement to meet SOCOM’s needs by taking the basic principles of aircraft escape lighting systems and translating these principles into a robust system tailored to the needs of an armoured fighting vehicle.” During an incident involving vehicle rollover, impact from blast, or ditching into
designed to warn crew of vehicle attitude limits.
water, crew may be subjected to possible physical or mental injury caused by vehicle impact, as well as: · Partial or total disorientation within the cabin space due to vehicle movement and/or physiological impact. · Lost or impaired visibility of exits, handles, and other escape components due to smoke, water and possibly plume from fire suppression devices. · Panic, and overwhelming desire to escape; thus increasing chaos within the cabin environment resulting in possible competition/collision with other escapees. · Asphyxiation, impacting all of the above and limiting time for escape. With over 1500 of the company’s latest innovative HaLO Hatch Lighting & Orientation System currently supplied to the US Armed Forces, and having won a contract to fit 1000 for UK forces, the company has certainly cornered the market in the US and UK. However, Keith explained the company’s future plans included extending its database of clients worldwide. “AeroGlow has improved post IED survivability and duty of care to front line troops with our latest innovation HaLO, it provides a blast, roll and water activated escape lighting system, which automatically illuminates vehicle exits and hatch mechanisms during and following IED attack or accident.” More recently AeroGlow has been able to refine the knowledge gained in HaLO’s live blast trials to develop an Attitude Warning System (AWS)
ogether with a Blast Event Recorder - similar to the ‘Black Box’ in a plane, this system is ideal for use in fighting vehicles. The “post event” data gives vehicle manufacturers and operators vital information which can be used in the future to reduce blast / rollover injuries. Both systems can be configured to any platform. Keith added: “Developed in response to a published US Govt requirement for a system to warn vehicle drivers when they are approaching or exceeding vehicle roll over limits, AWS can be used alongside HaLO and the Blast Event Recorder or stand alone. The System gives precision indication of pitch and roll attitude. Complex algorithms and digital filtering are employed for highly accurate positional data without unwanted ‘noise’. The system also has a lateral g indicator at the bottom of the unit to manage cornering forces.” Having been designed to meet (where required) DefStan 0970; Mil Standard 810F (testing), NATO STANAG 3870, MILPRF85676A, HaLO has been thoroughly ‘tried and tested’ having undergone scientific underwater escape trials, 12 Government led ‘live’ blast trials, as well as being operationally tested, including Tank main armament firings to eliminate the possibility of inadvertent activation. Patented both in the UK and USA, HaLO hosts a tried and tested (TRL 9) sensor suite to include activation by water, blast, and roll-over. HaLO is in-service with platforms including: US RG33, RG31, AUV, MATV MRAPS, and the UK Protected Mobility Fleet including the Ocelot variant - Foxhound. Due to its unique design various
intellectual property rights protect the HaLO system including: UK patent GB2472090B; US patent US8253337; European patent pending EP2278566; and EC registered design numbers 001593153-01;-02; and -03. As you would expect from such a quality-conscious organisation, AeroGlow has achieved accreditation to quality standard ISO 9001:2008 and AS 9100 Revision C covering the design, project management and supply of specialist aviation and vehicle safety lighting devices and associated equipment for military and civil applications. AeroGlow regularly receives commissions to design and supply bespoke tactical lighting products for military and commercial customers; which include capabilities such as tactical lighting in white, black (IR), and red spectrums, safe route markers to guide vehicles through pre-surveyed routes and IR illuminators for on-vehicle video/situational awareness systems. “We have the expertise to design an individually tailored tactical lighting system to meet your specific requirements.” When asked what gave AeroGlow the ‘edge’ over its competitors Keith went on to say: “Our product range not only offers you the opportunity to avoid what could be fatal accidents in a military environment, but they also provide necessary vital information for occupants in the vehicle to survive should an incident occur.”
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im Noest – Managing Director of Lodge Service Intelligence is the brainchild behind a facial recognition surveillance product that is taking the UK and global market by storm. Face Alert - took over 4 years of research, 30,000 plus lines of code and incorporates a cutting edge algorithm design, coupled with state of the art bespoke hardware – it is the most innovative surveillance product on the market! Face Alert is different because unlike other surveillance technology, it does not require the user to look directly into the camera. In a corporate situation, it automatically enrols your visitors as they pass through camera detection zones, and in real – time, it creates your own signature database, without anyone ever needing to know. Face Alert, a standalone system, enrols every person that passes through the camera view instantly identifying and alerting you to people you may need to know about, with 5 different alert types that can be customised to suit your business needs. These are: Red, Amber, Green, Blue and Purple. Red could be used for those identified that are a threat in a shopping centre for example – displaying anti- social behaviour or the person concerned is a major shoplifter. The system is of great benefit to security staff in this circumstance, as it helps mangers of security teams to allocate resources appropriately to the level of threat. For instance someone who has an amber level alert may only need one security guard to make sure that they leave the shopping centre with minimal assistance, whereas a known offender with a red level of alert may need more security staff to escort him/her off the premises, because they have a history of displaying anti-social behaviour. Face Alert helps security staff to stay safe… At the other end of the scale, Purple Alert could be used for VIPs – so that staff can be alerted to their arrival and the appropriate corporate hospitality put in place. Other benefits of Face Alert are numerous, including being able to view your system in real time from any Internet enabled laptop, PC or tablet device from anywhere around the globe, and view real time automatic enrolments, latest matches and alerts. Search your enrolments – instantly search by time and date – or even by the unique enrolment ID.
Benefit from Instant Watch List Alerts – real time notifications direct to your mobile phone, PDA or PC, providing full details of the alert including the latest captured image, and the previous image at point of initial enrolment. Also - Instant Audio Alerts – upon detecting a flagged ID - Face Alert automatically sounds an alert to notify of the detection. Additional alerts are relayed to management, control room or a variety of tablet / handheld devices. Well-designed Bespoke Hardware – a partnership with Dell has allowed Lodge Service Intelligence to develop a bespoke range of high specification servers built to extract the best performance and reliability from the software. High Capacity Storage – the system can hold up to 200,000 automatic enrolments, the system will restart and recycle enrolments, maintaining processing and storage capacity at optimal and manageable levels. The system stores records for up to 28 days and these are accessed by searching times and dates. Multi person matching – Lodge Service Intelligence has incorporated advanced multi- person technology , allowing simultaneous enrolments and matching in the cameras view – keeping you aware even at busy times. HD Video Technology - High Definition facial recognition cameras are custom calibrated to deliver the highest quality images into the software without loss of detail. Share watch list users- quickly and securely transports your watch list database, or even a single record to other Face Alert database systems. Allowing you to share information – each record is less than 300kb – so it can be easily mailed.
Face Alert can be used in many areas where there is a small or high amount of human footfall, such as shops, shopping centres, offices, warehouses, large corporations, stadiums, stations, etc. Speaking to Neil Williamson – Sales and Marketing Manager at Lodge Service the other day about Face Alerts competition in the market, he explained the following… ‘ I would like to say that the main players in the market at the moment are Accenture, Human Recognition Systems, Omniperception, iOmniscientIQ and a newer company – NEC. All of the above systems apart from ours and Omniperception don’t use infra-red so our accuracy is much higher because of this. Also, our interface is miles ahead of anything else on the market and the actual user experience is much better. Our real advantage over the companies mentioned, is speed of recognition and accuracy. ‘ A programme called Inside Out London - BBCs Regional (London) Television programme reported on Face Alert in November 2011, it can be found on YouTube .com A mock trial of human against machine was played out during the report – find out who won! Lodge Service UK Brook Point, 1412 High Road London , N20 9BH Telephone: 0800 289 080 Fax: (0) 20 8446 6602 Email: email@example.com Website: www.lodgeservice.com
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especially designed for defence units. The GCXL line comprising base station antennas and marine antennas and the SB line comprising steel-band antennas for portable equipment. Find out more about these new lines at www.procomuk.co.uk In a recent interview the Company’s Sales Director Michael Hudson outlined the secret to the company’s year-on-year success: “By drawing on our technical expertise and continuously developing range of bespoke products, we have been able to successfully supply cutting-edge communications solutions in some of the most demanding
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