35 years of working together for environmental surveillance
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In 2020, ENVINET is celebrating 35 years of accumulated expertise and an unrivalled wealth of experience in radiological environmental monitoring. Together with our customers and partners, our dedicated and highly qualified staff, suppliers and countless others, we have achieved a great deal during this time. A huge vote of thanks to you all!
The story begins in 1985, still operating under the name of Hörmann, when the German Federal Office of Civil Defense commissioned the refurbishment and expansion of the national radioactivity monitoring network. The Geiger-Müller-based monitoring probes GS-01 through GS-05 were deployed in combination with the DLM1420 data logger. The first "smart" probes, the IGS411/IGS421 product series, were rolled out in 1992. The IGS510 probe, based on a proportional counter, was also introduced. Along with the probes, the logger infrastructure was upgraded, for example, by integrating the first TCP/IP-based logger ENVILOG in the DLM1470. Not to mention the monitoring center software, ZEUS.
In 2000, TechniData AG took over the radioactivity monitoring business segment from Hörmann, bringing with it a whole range of new IT skills. This led to the integration of the data logger into the probe in 2002: the AGS421 and its sister probes were born. In line with our policy of continuous development, the new monitoring center software NMC was released in 2003. The MobRAD system first ventured into the world of mobile surveillance in 2004. By 2005, 5000 of the monitoring probes had been produced and put into service.
The launch of SARA (IGS/AGS 7xx-9xx) in 2009 heralded a new era of environmental surveillance, making large-scale spectroscopic monitoring networks possible for the first time. One year later, today's ENVINET GmbH was established as a spin-off from TechniData AG. In 2013, the range was extended to include an underwater probe, SARA Water, ENVINET's first product. Finally, MIRA came on the market the same year, which, refined on an ongoing basis, has set the benchmark for measuring the environmental dose rate ever since. In 2014, MONA unveiled spectroscopic mobile surveillance, while NMC began its migration to the internet. 2017 saw the launch of the refurbished SARA, fitted with unprecedented, unique features such as the high dose rate spectrometer up to 100 mSv/h.
And today? NMC moved to the cloud in 2019. As of 2020, ENVINET has also become involved in aerosol monitoring, thanks to SIRA, and is celebrating its 10th anniversary, plus 35 years of environmental surveillance. Our wide product range, from measuring probes to central control and analysis software, enables us to offer turnkey, fully integrated solutions for innumerable applications.
During this time, many thousands of monitoring stations have been shipped out and put into operation all over the world, where they reliably record the ground-based, airborne and water-based activity at their respective locations: in the field, on rooftops, on lampposts and masts near nuclear power plants, research reactors, reprocessing plants and medical facilities, at active and abandoned mines, in rivers, lakes and the ocean, in drinking water reservoirs and sewage plants, mounted on cars and in helicopters, on boats, wheelbarrows and fire engines, in cases, backpacks and outdoors, sometimes free-standing, sometimes in a cage, in the polar regions, the tropics, the desert and every climate zone in between, in valleys and on the highest peaks. Regardless of whether our products are off the peg or custom-made, their wide range of applications have just as many facets as our users' creativity.
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