Industry News 11/11

FIRE-DEX has appointed Brett Jaffe as president and CEO. Jaffe started his career in the management-training program at Cooper Industries in 1988. During his 11 years at Cooper, he played significant roles in a number of subsidiaries. In 1999, he left...


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ATDI INC. has been selected by AFC, the Association of Public-Safety Communications Officials (APCO) International’s Spectrum Management Division, as its Radio Frequency (RF) network engineering software platform vendor. ATDI will provide a zero-footprint, Modified Off-the-Shelf (MOTS) software solution and assistance in frequency coordination analyses and communication with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to support 70 volunteer local advisors that work with AFC and staff. ATDI will also use flagship Commercial Off-the-Shelf (COTS) RF Network planning tools, ICS telecom and ICS map server as part of customized delivery.

AFC, an FCC-certified division of APCO, provides RF management for public safety agencies.

 

SPARTAN CHASSIS INC. is supplying 25 Metro Star emergency response cabs and chassis to the Beijing, Shenyang, Suzhou, Taiyuan, Wenzhou and Wuhan fire departments in China. This brings the total number of Spartan emergency response cab and chassis purchased by China to 94.

Under the terms of the contracts, Spartan will provide the emergency response cab and chassis to W.S. DARLEY & CO. in fourth-quarter 2011 and first-quarter 2012 for the addition of the body and pump systems to fulfill the order. The vehicles are scheduled for delivery to the departments during the second quarter 2012.

Each Metro Star chassis will be customized to conform to Chinese standards. The design provides up to 10 crew members with extended leg and headroom, improved visibility and additional space for storage. Darley will install a heavy-duty compressed-air foam system (CAFS) on several of the Spartan chassis.

 

IDAHO TECHNOLOGY INC. has received a 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for the FilmArray instrument and the FilmArray Respiratory Panel. The FilmArray Respiratory Panel (RP) is a multiplexed nucleic acid test designed for the simultaneous detection of 15 respiratory viruses in one hour. The FilmArray RP detects viral nucleic acids in nasopharyngeal swabs obtained from individuals suspected of respiratory tract infections. The FilmArray system represents a significant advancement in user-friendliness and multiplex infectious disease testing capability for hospital clinical labs. It simultaneously tests for the following virus types and subtypes:

Adenovirus, Coronavirus HKU1, Cornonavirus NL63, Human Metapneumovirus, Influenza A, Influenza A subtype H1, Influenza A subtype H3, Influenza A subtype H1 2009, Influenza B, Parainfluenza virus 1, Parainfluenza virus 2, Parainfluenza virus 3, Parainfluenza virus 4, Rhinovirus/Enterovirus, and Respiratory Syncytial Virus.

 

PBI PERFORMANCE PRODUCTS has appointed James King as international sales and marketing representative, reporting to Helmut Zepf, vice president of international sales and marketing. Based in the PBI’s U.K. office in Derby, he will work in emerging international markets. He has extensive previous experience of sales and account management on the safety products sector.

“We are delighted to welcome James into the PBI team at a time when we are achieving record growth around the world,” Zepf said. “He will form an integral part of our international team, ensuring that we continue to meet our customers’ needs as the business goes from strength to strength.”