March 8th, 2013 by dsythe
On the anniversary of this event IMI is releasing two new instruments that were developed in response to the Fukushima event by the Safecast team, supporters and collaborators. The first is called Onyx. Onyx was created for Safecast and Japan by Dr. Andrew “Bunnie” Huang, a world famous expert on electronic hardware and software, and contributor to the burgeoning open source and “make” communities. Bunnie designed some key IMI – Medcom technology into this instrument, and IMI agreed to build it. The first version of the instrument was launched as a Kickstarter project, and has been covered by CNN, Wall Street Journal, Yahoo, and others. It was listed by Kickstarter as one of the Best of Kickstarter 2012. Kickstarter instruments will begin shipping on March 11, and the commercial version of the instrument will be available starting in April. Onyx has features to contribute to the global radiation mapping system created by Safecast with MIT Media Lab and Keio University.
Another powerful tool developed by Safecast’s international team is a device they call bGeigie. The originals contained Medcom Inspector Alert instruments combined with Safecast data collection technology. bGeigie stands for “Bento Box sized Geiger Counter” because the waterproof housing for the instrumentation is about the same size as a Bento lunch box. Various editions of this instrument have contributed the data on the Safecast maps. The latest version, the “Nano,” is being released in kit form for citizen scientists who would like to participate in this expanding project. IMI technology is also integrated into this kit, and IMI is offering it to the public on the behalf of Safecast for an introductory price of $450. Proceeds will benefit Safecast’s mapping infrastructure. The Nano contains a 2 inch pancake geiger mueller tube, an IMI iRover board to power the tube and process the signal, an Arduino processor, microSD card for collected data, data logger, OLED display, satellite GPS receiver, and more. Preorder form here.
February 4th, 2013 by admin
International Medcom, Inc. is pleased to announce the introduction of its enhanced geiger counter, the Inspector Alert (IA).
The Inspector Alert, is IMI’s best-selling radiation monitor due to its reliability, accuracy and ease of use.
The new Inspector Alert (IA) geiger counter features:
- Improved and simplified user interface
- Enhanced shock mounting for the Geiger-Mueller tube
- Added measurements option (microSieverts/hr – CPM MODE)
- Available USB cable for radiation network software to send your data to a worldwide repository
and map at Radiation Network.
- Available cable interface to Safecast, Geigerbot & other popular iPhone applications
- Industry leading warranty (2 Years – Warranty Details)
- Designed, assembled & tested by our seasoned team in California – USA
To celebrate the announcement, for a limited time, when you purchase 10 Improved Inspector Alert radiation monitor units, IMI will include an additional 2 IA’s for FREE!
January 21st, 2013 by db
ONYX radiation detector released by International Medcom, Inc.
The ONYX is a compact and highly advanced radiation detection instrument.
For additional details, please see: ONYX Radiation Detector
Complete specifications for the ONYX radiation detector will be available soon!
November 20th, 2012 by admin
IMI is pleased to announce the release date of January 07, 2013 for its newest and most modern radiation detection device. The new product, named Onyx, has a sleek new design utilizing advanced manufacturing techniques. It will be versatile and easier to use than any other radiation detector in its class.
Check back regularly as additional information, including technical features, pricing and photographs of the device will be posted in the coming days.