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alpha Personal Network

A new electronic personal monitoring and alarm system can also be enhanced with telemetric capability.

alphaSCOUT

The alphaSCOUT personal monitor and alarm is the central element of the optional alpha personal network. Since it is wireless and completely detached from the SCBA, the alphaSCOUT is always at hand. It receives pressure information from the transmitter on the back plate and then calculates the remaining service time. A motion detector and alarm signal are also integrated.

In addition to the shortrange signal transfer with the backplate transmitter alphaMITTER, it can communicate with an incident command base station by using a separate long-range signal. This gives it full telemetric capability. An evacuation signal can also be sent to operation teams or the entire crew. In shielded environments a second alphaSCOUT works as a repeater so that the signal can be extended even further.

alphaHUD

Head-Up-Display alphaHUD, which is easily attached to the inside of a Ultra Elite mask. It provides pressure status, alarm information on low battery, pressure and evacuation at the edge of field of vision – hands free.

In order to ensure a constant, non-distracting readability the LEDs glow for two seconds and then gradually dim for eight seconds before glowing again. They adjust automatically to ambient lighting conditions. A blinking alarm signal called “buddy light” is also visible externally when air pressure drops to a dangerous level.

alphaMITTER

The alphaMITTER, a short-range transmitter on the SCBA back plate sends air pressure data to the alphaSCOUT or alphaHUD every two seconds.

alphaBASE

alphaBASE is the standard receiver which works in combination with any PC. An external aerial with magnetic foot can optionally be used for vehicle mounted applications.

A battery-powered version of the alphaBASE as well as the alphaBASE standard can be used with the xplore TABLET PC.

alphaTAG writer

Each user can identify himself with the alphaSCOUT he is using through the alphaTAG identification tag. Individual alphaTAGs are programmed by the alphaTAG writer, using a convenient PC software module.

alphaCONTROL 2

MSA’s own and unique alphaCONTROL 2 monitoring software runs automatically without operator intervention. Complete incident data is automatically logged and analysed. Even without telemetry, the alphaCONTROL 2 software can as well be used as a substitute for conventional tally boards.

ALTAIR 5X

Used in conjunction with the alpha Personal Network, the ALTAIR 5X with W-USB option can monitor operative personnel using breathing apparatus and portable gas detection equipment while sending information to alphaBASE. All gas readings and alarms can be seen by incident command monitoring personnel in real time.


Markets: Fire Service, Chemical, General Industrial, Government, Police / Military, Oil & Gas
Applications: Firefighting, Civil Disturbances, Search & Rescue, Toxic Detection, Homeland Security, Confined Space
Standard
10058211

alphaMITTER, retrofittable to AirMaXX, eXXtreme or AirGo with SingleLine [Q], incl. support bracket for alphaSCOUT

10058212

alphaSCOUT TM [complete set incl. longdistance radio, batteries and alphaTAG]

10058214

alphaBASE standard [incl. software, power supply, direct and external aerial with magnetic foot]

10065873

alphaTAG [set of 5]

10065875

TAGwriter [including USB cable]

10068805

xplore TABLET PC

10069803

alphaMITTER, retrofittable to BD 96 with SingleLine [Q], incl. support bracket for alphaSCOUT

10070795

alphaBASE battery powered [incl. 2 batteries and charger]

10076041

Set: xplore TABLET PC, alphaBASE battery powered, accessories [software, 2 batteries, charger] in rugged case

10086118

alphaHUD [incl. battery]