|FireRescue1 Press Release|
March 31, 2011
Argus4 Cameras Assist Rescue Teams to Find Victims of the Japanese Earthquake
e2v, the manufacturer of Argus thermal imaging cameras, has provided ten of its Argus4 cameras to help rescue efforts in areas devastated by the recent earthquakes in Japan.
International search and rescue teams have been working around the clock in many coastal towns throughout Japan, and will utilise this specialist search equipment to locate survivors trapped in collapsed buildings and on higher ground.
Argus thermal imaging cameras are very sensitive and can detect very low temperature variations, they can also view large areas of land or water, searching rapidly and requiring less manpower than with conventional search methods. Searches with the camera can be conducted efficiently during darkness or full sunlight, and in a variety of weather conditions with a trapped survivor visible to the Argus camera through their body heat alone. They are therefore ideal in helping the rescue teams to locate the victims of this tragic earthquake and tsunami.
e2v has shipped the cameras directly to its partners in Japan who are distributing to the areas in most need of support.