Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc.

Thermo Scientific AhuraFD RM and Thermo Scientific AhuraFD RMX

Thermo Scientific AhuraFD

    Thermo Scientific AhuraFD RM is a next generation Raman device for military and civilian first responders. Weighing 1.8 pounds (800 g), the instrument is five times faster, 50 percent lighter and 40 percent smaller than the original FirstDefender, yet houses an extensive library of more than 10,000 chemicals. FirstDefender RM can be used in point-and-shoot mode or via the integrated vial holder. Specific new features in FirstDefender RM include improved detectors and electronics, advanced power options as well as new additions to the enhanced user interface, including the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) hazard diamond, spectrum overlay for comparing scanned materials to library items of interest and tabbed library for easier navigation.

    Using the same platform as Thermo Scientific AhuraFD RM, Thermo Scientific AhuraFD RMX extends the point-and-shoot capability with a permanent fixed probe. Weighing 2 pounds (919 grams), the instrument can be operated in handheld mode or can be attached to the gripper arm of a tactical robot and connected via an RS232 port. This enables remote operation to provide users with the ability to execute their response missions with a greater level of safety. Currently Ahura Scientific is partnering with several robot manufactures including QinetiQ North America and iRobot Corporation.

    Like Thermo Scientific AhuraFD RM, Thermo Scientific AhuraFD RMX is also faster, lighter and smaller than its predecessor while still featuring a library of more than 10,000 pure chemicals. The instrument also includes improved detectors and electronics, advanced power options and the same additions to the enhanced user interface.

     

     

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