FLIR Introduces New Handheld Radioisotope Detector and Identifier


FLIR Systems has announced the FLIR identiFINDER® R440, the latest
addition to its identiFINDER R-Series handheld radiation detection product line.
The FLIR identiFINDER R440 provides users one hand operability, rapid
detection, and highly accurate identification during survey missions and
secondary screening operations.

Weighing less than 1.5 kilograms, the FLIR identiFINDER R440 is the
industry’s smallest and lightest radioisotope identification device (RIID) with a
2-inch by 2-inch sodium iodide (NaI) detector. With 3.5 times more
sensitivity than similarly-sized RIIDs, responders can detect radiation from
farther distances and behind heavier shielding. Delivering 10 percent better
resolution than other products in the category, the FLIR identiFINDER R440
provides greater accuracy with fewer false alarms. Due to its extended energy
range, the identiFINDER R440 detects gamma radiation and can indicate the
presence of neutrons found in special nuclear materials.

With over 20,000 FLIR identiFINDER series products deployed globally, the
familiar user interface and easy-to-read data of the FLIR identiFINDER R440
allows for quick integration with existing operational protocols to reduce
training time and costs. The device has built-in wireless communications
and features a new 360-degree EasyFinder™ mode that pinpoints and instructs
the operator to the exact location of a radiation source. The FLIR
identiFINDER R440 meets the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) N42.34
standard, has been drop-tested up to one meter, and is the industry’s only
IP67-rated RIID, which means it can withstand rain, splashing, and accidental

“The new level of sensitivity and resolution of the FLIR identiFINDER R440
provides the ability to perform quick situational assessment during
radiological emergencies,” said Jim Cannon, President and CEO of FLIR. “Its
compact size enables responders to use it with one hand, making the FLIR
identiFINDER R440 a practical product for their mission.”

FLIR will unveil the FLIR identiFINDER R440 at the Chemical, Biological,
Radiation, Nuclear, and Explosives (CBRNE) Convergence tradeshow November
6-8 in Indianapolis, Indiana, booth #213 and at Milipol Paris (November
21-24), France, booth #H-146 .

The FLIR identiFINDER R440 will be available globally in the first quarter
of 2018. To learn more about the product, visit: