Flir Infrared Camera's
Flir Systems the market leader in infrared and thermal imaging camera's have just appointed Merlin Lazer as one of its UK main distributors.
We will be stocking the full range of camera's and further information will be added to our website in the near future.
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Leica Digicat i-Series: Making Cable Location Easier & Safer Than Ever Before!
We are pleased to inform you that the New Digicat i-Series has been released and is ready to be shipped
to all markets. Consisting of two models (Digicat 500i & Digicat 550i) the i-Series products are based on
an entirely new electronic DSP (Digital Signal Processing) platform delivering significant improvements in
performance on previous models. In addition, both models can be purchased with Bluetooth connectivity
delivering seamless communication for data capture.
Every year site workers are injured due to inadvertently striking buried utilities such as electricity cables
or gas pipelines. The Leica Digicat i-Series locators are designed to detect electromagnetic signals
radiated from underground utilities and allows employees and equipment to be protected during
Users of the ‘old’ Leica Digicat 100 & 200 may recognize the similar external casing, however don’t let
this fool you - beneath the surface they are completely new. The adoption of DSP technology delivers
improvements in location precision and allows a number of intelligent features to be added to the product
– all of which make location safer and easier than ever before!
Leica Digicat i-Series: New Technology
One very noticeable new addition to the product is a large, high contrast LCD screen, providing users
with more information at their fingertips. It also includes a light sensor which automatically enables the
vivid backlight in low light conditions, as well as a dynamic display area used for features such as service
depth indication and numeric Digimouse location.
Leica Digicat i-Series Unique Features
Traditionally, users have to manually adjust locators, often resulting in some buried services being
missed. The new Leica Digicat i-Series locators have the same intelligent software seen on their
predecessors which automatically pinpoints signals ensuring services are detected.
This simple feature maintains the highest peak reading obtained on the signal strength indicator for a
period of time, allowing the operator to swiftly and accurately pinpoint the service position.
Always Start in Power Mode
The Leica Digicat i-Series locators always start in ’Power Mode’ and at maximum sensitivity regardless of
user intervention, ensuring the most dangerous current carrying services are detected first for increased
Leica Digicat i-Series: New Features
Numeric Sonde Location
Tracing the Digimouse (or other small signal transmitters) has always proven tricky. Typically users
would have to conduct extensive area sweep searches to discover the position, being mindful of ’ghost’
signals which are emitted. The new Leica Digicat i-Series locators feature a numeric signal strength
indicator. As you approach the Sonde, the numeric readout will slowly increase up to its highest value,
indicating the exact position of the Digimouse below the ground. Simple!
’Hazard Zone’ Shallow Service Warning
Buried utilities close to the surface pose a significant safety risk to site works. The new ’Hazard Zone
’function provides an additional warning to the close proximity of buried services alerting users to the
’Auto Mode‘ Combined Detection Mode
Safety and ease of use are driving principles in the design of the Leica Digicat i-Series locators. With that
in mind we have introduced a new automatic detection mode which switches between Power & Radio
detection. It’s perfect for quick surveys on initial site occupation and requires minimal user experience.
Service Due Indicator
The new Leica Digicat i-Series locators provide
an indication to the user that the instrument is
due for an annual service. This simple feature
supports planned maintenance schedules and
Wireless Survey Mapping
Both the Leica Digicat i-Series locators can be
purchased with the added benefit of Bluetooth
wireless connectivity, allowing the Digicat to
integrate seamlessly with mobile mapping
technology to log survey data. With a single press
of the button service depth can be logged and
stored. Comprehensive site surveys become
compatible with existing Digisystem products such as the Digitex Signal Generator, Digimouse etc,
allowing simple integration for established customers.
The Leica Digicat i-Series locators will replace the existing 100 & 200 models and will remain fully
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