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September 9, 2011 - TKO Dock Doors has created the VertiCool door, which it says is the only door specifically designed for use with vertical storing dock levelers. Its features include a 4”-thick-R-23 insulated panel that mirrors the insulated wall panel for thermal protection; 48”-panel heights, reducing the number of panel joints by 50% for energy efficiency and easy cleaning; and dual compression side seals which are mounted to the door panel to prevent damage and maintain effectiveness, says the company. TKO DOORS
September 7, 2011 - Lafarge has introduced a new portland-limestone cement (PLC) commercial offering in Canada, which is produced by intergrinding portland cement clinker with between 6% and 15% limestone. Widely used in Europe for over 25 years, PLC is expected to reduce CO2 emissions by 160,000 tonnes annually, which is equivalent to taking over 30,000 cars off the road, it explains. LAFARGE NORTH AMERICA
August 23, 2011 - Viracon, a single-source architectural glass fabricator, is now decreasing the frequency of its least requested current coating runs in order to increase the pace of new coatings development. According to the company, Viracon’s most popular coatings such as the VUE, VE, VRE, and VNE coating lines will continue to run on a weekly basis but effective January 1, 2012, the company’s less requested coatings will begin running on a quarterly or annual basis. Viracon will also discontinue its Guardian replacement glass coatings program after its final run in the fourth quarter of 2011 to address any remaining customer needs.VIRACON
August 10, 2011 - A new family of CardScan devices by Dymo claims to make managing contact information – from business cards, websites and emails - fast, accurate and portable. CardScan Executive is designed for users with advanced contact management needs, it says. The user is instructed to place the business card in the device where it will capture contact data, and for online information, the user should highlight the email signature, web page or other text file and drag it over to the CardScan software. According to the company, the device synchronizes with Outlook, Mac Address Book, Lotus Notes, ACT!, GoldMine, Palm and Windows Mobile devices and scans in colour or monochrome.DYMO
June 07, 2011 - Velux America offers free apps for smart phones and other personal electronic devices that allow you to visualize rooms “bathed in daylight from both traditional and tubular skylights”.
February 04, 2011Flir Systems has launched the all-new T620 and T640 professional-grade thermal imaging cameras with a 307,200 pixel (640x480) infrared resolution, a 5MP visible light digital camera, and a 4.3-in. full-view touchscreen and viewfinder. The imagers offer 2% accuracy, <0.04°C to <0.05°C thermal sensitivity, a 2000°C temperature range, and 8x digital zoom that, says Flir, represents the result of decades of “global leadership in infrared technology”, while offering professional-grade specifications and the best in human-factor ergonomics.FLIR CLICK HERE for VIDEO
February 04, 2011Flir Systems has unveiled the Flir E-Series: four new compact thermal imaging cameras that promise superior infrared diagnostic capabilities coupled with Wi-Fi connectivity to mobile devices, such as iPhones and iPads. The new E30, E40, E50 and E60 imagers aim to help users find problems faster and more easily. The series offers up to 76,800 pixels (320x240) IR resolution coupled with 2% accuracy, <0.05˚C thermal sensitivity, 4x digital zoom, and 60Hz refresh rate. A 3.5-in. full-view touchscreen is also available.FLIR CLICK HERE for VIDEO
February 04, 2011Flir Systems announced the release of its new i3 thermal imaging camera, which will retail for US$1195 making it, says Flir, the “most affordable, high-quality infrared camera” on the market. The camera offers IR image quality with 2% thermal accuracy, <0.15°C thermal sensitivity, a 2.8-in. colour display, 60x60 pixel resolution, adjustable emissivity, and storage for up to 5000 images. It is now available for immediate shipment through authorized Flir distributors.FLIR CLICK HERE for VIDEO
Owens Corning, a manufacturer of product solutions that aim to increase energy efficiency in homes and buildings, has launched its EcoTouch Pink Fiberglas Insulation product platform with PureFiber technology. Benefits of the product include fast and easier handing and installation, less dust than other fiberglass insulation products, and excellent stiffness and recovery characteristics, says the company. It has also achieved Greenguard Children & Schools (SM) Certification and is said to be formaldehyde-free.
NEC Avio Infrared Technologies has introduces its new InfReC R300 high-definition thermal imager with advanced capabilities that include thermal movie recording to SD card in radiometric format, thermal/visible integrated images in composite/split-screen display, panoramas, autofocus and 3.1 MP visible camera.
The CS1000 consists of an upgraded LCDPak as well as a durable keyboard with built-in digital recording and reporting capabilities. The monitor also comes with SeeSnake HQ software for more detailed reporting and sharing of jobs as well as easy uploads to RIDGIDConnect, according to the company. RIDGID says the SeeSnake LCDPak monitor is designed for high performance and durability, with lightweight design and battery-powered freedom. The LCDPak has been upgraded with a 12.1-in. colour monitor with enhanced daylight readability to provide professionals with the ability to view and diagnose line blockages via high-performance RIDGID SeeSnake cameras. The portable CS1000 digital recording monitor, with its integrated, built-in keyboard, has three modes of recording: digital stills, full-frame video, and auto-recording, a compressed recording method. The report writer gives the user the ability to generate a full report on site with integrated inspection footage and descriptions. Built-in flash storage allows the user to store hundreds of inspections and transfer one or many of them to a USB thumb drive.    For more information about the CS1000 and SeeSnake HQ, go to
Fluke Corporation is kicking off a seminar series designed to help contractors, building inspectors and energy auditors gain a basic understanding of thermal imaging.   The hands-on training seminars will help attendees learn how to troubleshoot faster and avoid downtime using the latest thermal imaging technology, along with assistance in selecting the right Fluke thermal imager, says the company. Seminar topics include infrared techniques for moisture detection, insulation problems, under floor heating and excessive air leakage, thermal imaging standards and business ROI.   Fluke Electronics Canada has partnered with the Snell Group, an independent infrared training provider, to offer the thermal imaging seminars. The cross-country seminar series kicks off in Calgary on September 22nd. The full list of scheduled seminars include:   •    September 22, Calgary Alberta •    September 23, Vancouver BC •    October 5, Moncton, NB •    October 6, Ottawa ON •    October 7, Toronto ON   To register and to obtain venue information, visit
Extech Instruments (, makers of handheld test and measurement tools, adds a new infrared thermometer that features dual laser pointers to identify the 12” convergence distance and an innovative alert system that changes the display color when an alarm is triggered.
Cincinnati, OH — Custom Quality Products introduces the HR6 Energy Door, which boasts an R rating of 25+ to comply with the U.S. Energy Independence Act. These new energy efficient doors are suitable for heavy cart to light motorized traffic, and are available in single or double panel configurations. The HR6 includes self-closing hardware, a vapor barrier, a dual gasket, and a triple-pane, gas filled window. A full perimeter thermal break makes these new doors ideal for a wide variety of commercial, institutional and industrial applications including walk-in coolers in food processing plants, or retailers such as groceries, butcher shops, florists, restaurants, and more.
MISSISSAUGA, ON — Fluke Electronics Canada, a leader in handheld electronic test and measurement technology, has introduced the Fluke TiR32 Thermal Imager, designed and priced to deliver unprecedented performance for building envelope, energy audit, weatherization, restoration and remediation, inspection and roofing professionals who want to build their business.   According to the company, the Fluke TiR32 is the first imager on the market to incorporate a powerful 320x240 sensor to provide crisp, detailed images for under CDN$10,000. Using Fluke’s patented IR-Fusion technology, users can marry high-precision thermal images with visual (visible light) images in full screen, picture-in-picture or blended views for enhanced problem detection and analysis.   The combined capabilities of the Fluke TiR32 can enable building performance professionals to grow their business and drive greater profitability by increasing accuracy, expanding problem detection, and providing reports that make them stand out from the competition.   IR-Fusion is the only solution available with physical parallax correction, which enables perfect alignment, pixel by pixel, of both infrared and visible images.  Fluke products are the only thermal imagers on the market to incorporate IR-Fusion in both camera and software, says the company.   The Fluke TiR32 is designed to make thermal imaging affordable and effective for many applications required by building diagnostic professionals, energy auditors, weatherization, restoration and remediation specialists, roofing professionals and others.  Users can record voice comments with every image taken.  It includes a three-button menu designed for intuitive operation and navigation, on-screen emissivity correction, reflective background correction and dew point temperature alarm.   Each unit comes with two field-swappable, rechargeable batteries that enable virtually continuous imager use. Typical battery life is more than four hours each. Optional telephoto and wide-angle lenses are available to bring distant and wide views into sharp focus.   The Fluke TiR32 Thermal Imager is tested to withstand a drop of 6.5 feet (2 meters), and is IP54 rated to withstand water and dust. With a widescreen, full color LCD display, increased thermal sensitivity and a temperature measurement range of -20 °C to +150 °C (-4 °F to +302 °F), the Fluke TiR32 is optimized for building diagnostics applications.   Fluke SmartView software (with free software upgrades for the life of the product) is included with each thermal imager. SmartView software is a modular suite of tools for viewing, annotating, editing and analyzing infrared images that fully supports Fluke IR Fusion technology.  It enables users to edit images in five viewing modes and generate customized professional reports in a few steps. Fluke 3D-IR three-dimensional viewing makes hot or cold spots “pop out” of the background for easy viewing and analysis.   The Fluke TiR32 includes a 2 GB SD memory card that will store at least 3,000 basic infrared images (.bmp or .jpg formats) or 1,200 fully radiometric (.is2 IR Fusion file format) infrared and linked visual images, each with 60 seconds of voice annotation, as well as a multi-function memory card reader (USB) for downloading images into a computer.  Each imager comes with a rugged hard carry case and a soft transport bag, an adjustable hand strap for right- or left-handed use, two rechargeable lithium ion smart batteries, a  two-bay external charger, an AC power supply, and an interactive training DVD.   The Fluke TiR32 Thermal Imager is designed for applications including: Roofing Surveys:  Detect wet areas in roofing systems quickly and efficiently.  Find wet portions of the roofing structure and repair or replace before the entire roof is damaged. Weatherization and Energy Audits:  Perform infrared energy audits for residential and commercial applications.  Increase the thermal efficiency of a home or building by scanning for thermal heat loss, air infiltration or exfiltration, or air delivery problems. Moisture/Restoration:  Accurately detect moisture issues located behind exterior and interior walls, in ceilings or under carpet-covered floors. Mold Remediation:  Control mold by finding unknown sources of moisture.  

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