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Argon’s PlumeSIM brings flexibility to CBRN response training
Argon Electronics has launched the latest version of PlumeSIM, a state-of-the-art CBRN (Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear) / HazMat (Hazardous Materials) response training simulator.
PlumeSIM brings great flexibility to the planning of CBRN/HazMat emergency training exercises. It enables an instructor to plan a scenario that involves single or multiple releases of hazardous materials and offers the potential to define a series of release characteristics, such as duration, direction, persistence and deposition, from a variety of substances. The instructor setting the training exercise can even define the environmental conditions that would affect the movement and/or state of the virtual plume during the timespan of the operation.
Trainees can interact with Plume SIM in three modes: table top mode, field exercise mode and post-event exercise review mode. Table top mode offers the opportunity for trainees to navigate a scenario using a standard gamepad controller, offering a familiarisation with the simulation that enables trainees to gain more from the subsequent field training exercises. Field exercise mode enables students to investigate a training area physically, while PlumeSIM triggers readings and alarms on the simulation tools they carry by tracking their progress using GPS data relayed from personal player units. Finally, post-event exercise review mode enables all player movement and simulator activity to be reviewed by instructors and trainees at debriefing, maximising the potential for students to learn from their experiences.
In addition to its flexibility and ease-of-use, the modular Argon Plume SIM system is also cost-effective for end-users, since the number of simulation tools used can be expanded as and when budgets permit, and because all simulators can be used independently of Plume SIM there is no redundancy of equipment. Existing users of Argon detection simulation instruments will be able to upgrade their equipment for use with PlumeSIM.
Those interested in a free evaluation copy of the PlumeSIM software can contact Argon Electronics at email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Argon Electronics was established in 1987 and has since become a world leader in the development and manufacture of hazardous material detector simulators, most notably in the fields of military Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear (CBRN) defence. Our simulators have applications from civil response to unconventional terrorism and accidental release, and international treaty verification, with a growing presence in the nuclear energy generation and education markets.
For further information please contact: Argon Electronics, Unit 16 Ribocon Way, Progress Business Park, Luton, Bedfordshire, LU4 9UR, UK
Telephone: +44 (0)1582 491 616 / Email: Email: email@example.com
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