Bedfordshire, United Kingdom - Nov 30, 2015 - Argon Electronics (UK) Ltd, the leading provider of simulators for chemical and radiological detectors, is exhibiting at I/ITSEC in Orlando, USA, from 30th November-3 December 2015 (booth 451). In the company's most significant presence to date at I/ITSEC, Argon products will also be featured on the SAAB stand (booth 1939). I/ITSEC comes at a time when there is renewed focus around the world on the possibility of a chemical, biological, radiological or nuclear (CBRN) attack.

Argon will be showcasing the latest iteration of the globally-used PlumeSIM training system for CBRN response. This portable system enables remote instructor management of a variety of different CBRN detector/meter simulators and multiple personnel under a fully-configurable "virtual plume" in real time and over user-selected mapping. PlumeSIM is already in use with the UK, US and Canadian armed forces, and there is interest growing in countries such as the Netherlands, Sweden, India and Australia.

All of Argon's survey simulators are compatible with PlumeSIM. At I/ITSEC, Argon will be demonstrating its RDS100/AN-VDR-2/PDR-77-SIM, their simulation probe set for use with a family of Canberra radiation detectors. The simulation probes can be used for training in survey, reconnaissance, surveillance and mapping, and assessing levels of contamination or to teach decontamination. The RDS100-SIM comes with three additional external probes (as does the real detector) for detection of Alpha, Beta and Beta/Gamma radiation. This simulation probes are also compatible with the Canberra AN/PDR-77 system survey meter, and the Beta Gamma simulator probe compatible with the AN/VDR-2 which is widely used by the US Army.

Argon will also be featuring the M4 JCAD simulator version of the Smiths Detection Chemical Warfare Agents (CWA) and Toxic Industrial Chemicals (TIC) detector. It can be hand-held, clipped to a harness or mounted on a fixed platform. The system can simulate wind direction and temperature changes, as well as levels of contamination, decontamination and persistency of toxic substances. In monitor mode, the JCAD-SIM can simulate traces of nerve, blister, choking or blood agents. And in survey mode, it can be used to simulate the checking of cargo, equipment and facilities.

On the SAAB stand, Argon will feature the JCAD-SIM and also the AP4C-SIM. Simulating the French Proengin handheld chemical detector, the AP4C-SIM replicates the detection of vapour, aerosols and liquid chemical agents. It can simulate contamination, decontamination and persistency of substances such as phosphorus, sulphur and ammonia. The simulator can mimic the detector's real-life ability to help differentiate false positives when used with different detector technologies. The device comes with a remote control for the instructor, who then has the ability to control levels of contamination during an exercise or simulate wind, temperature or the battery depletion of the detector. The remote control also allows the instructor to simulate depletion of the hydrogen consumable and changeover process. Argon patented after action review (AAR) ensures student performance is effectively monitored and maintained.

Both products can be integrated with the SAAB Manpack 300 and Gamer live training system. Argon Managing Director Steven Pike explains that Argon's simulators are capable of integration with SAAB Live training systems. "This allows multi-detector, multi-substance training to take place within the same scenario to offer the most realistic user experience," he says.

Argon Electronics will be featured in the Innovation Showcase at 1230hrs on Tuesday 1 December in South Hall B/booth 1180. Steven Pike will give a presentation on CBRN/WMD Simulation in a Live Training Environment and is available for interview during I/ITSEC.


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About Argon Electronics
Argon Electronics is a world-leading CBRN and HazMat simulation specialist, founded in the United Kingdom in 1987. Its range of products is in use in militaries and government response teams in countries across the globe. To learn more please visit


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