Real-time software system launched for CBRN detection

Smiths Detection announced that it is launching a software system that is designed to help emergency response authorities assess chemical sensor data from deployed Handheld Gas & Vapor Identifier units in real-time from a safe, central command center.

The software, called HGVI LINX, is capable of detecting and identifying toxic industrial chemicals and chemical warfare agents.

“The HGVI LINX software is a milestone for Smiths Detection," Tim Picciotti, vice president of Smiths Detection’s Americas Military & Emergency Responder business unit, said. "It is another step toward an integrated system solution, advancing and simplifying how emergency responders communicate and relay information while also increasing the utility of our technology.
Integrated systems will be a growing trend for both Smiths Detection and the industry."

Smiths Detection's HGVI LINX software will increase the effectiveness of incident responses to situations such as chemical and airborne threats by speeding up the process of gathering critical information while also reducing the amount of resources needed to gather that information.

"Because of the difficulty in containing gases and vapors, speed of communication is critical during a chemical threat emergency," Senior Product Manager Ken Freeden of Smiths Detection’s Global Military & Emergency Responder business unit, said. "HGVI LINX uses state-of-the-art remote monitoring technology to speed up emergency response and communication to a command center. Instead of physically needing to bring the devices back or radioing in results, emergency response teams using HGVI LINX can monitor results from outside the hot zone to increase their ability to track time-critical airborne threats.”