- Roy Cummings, formerly at AMG Systems, joins Blighter to spearhead renewed focus on oil, gas and petrochemical markets; Blighter also appoints Middle Eastern distributor, Electroman, to focus on critical infrastructure sales in Oman
- Renewed concern over terrorism and government imposed security levels is prompting oil & gas facilities to consider high reliability Doppler radar and thermal imaging systems as alternative to fence-line/CCTV solutions; cost saving potential through reduced manning levels is also a factor for facility managers
Cambridge, UK, 10 August, 2016 – Blighter Surveillance Systems Ltd (www.blighter.com), a British electronic-scanning (e-scan) radar and sensor solution provider, is targeting the oil, gas and petrochemical markets with its Blighter B400 Series e-scan Doppler radar and long range thermal camera surveillance solution.
To support this move, Blighter has made some key strategic appointments. Roy Cummings, formerly at AMG Systems, joins the Blighter sales team with responsibility for critical infrastructure protection. He brings 30-years of experience in the security systems and CCTV market, most recently working with integration and consulting companies in the Gulf, notably Bahrain, Kuwait, Libya, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and the UAE.
Blighter has also appointed a Middle Eastern partner/distributor, Electroman, to focus on critical infrastructure sales in Oman. Electroman has offices at Muscat and Salalah. These strategic appointments will help the company service this important market more effectively.
Mark Radford, CEO, Blighter Surveillance Systems, said: “We are seeing growing interest in our high reliability Doppler radar and thermal imaging systems for protecting oil & gas facilities due to their effectiveness and their cost saving potential. For example, manning levels have been reduced substantially where our radar/camera systems are employed instead of fence-line/CCTV solutions.
“Furthermore, the ongoing threat of terrorism at oil and gas wells, pipelines and pumping stations, processing facilities and storage/distribution hubs, is also prompting security managers at critical infrastructure sites to consider our high reliability solution.”
According to Radford, the establishment of new mandatory in-country security levels by several oil and gas producing nations is another factor which is driving companies to assess the effectiveness of 24/7 all-weather radar/camera systems. In fact, the Blighter solution is already installed at a number of critical infrastructure sites in the Middle East, including one to protect a large gas refinery.
“The Blighter system is appealing to oil and gas facilities as it’s quick and comparatively inexpensive to deploy, and re-deploy, as the radar and thermal cameras are mounted on existing infrastructure thereby minimising installation costs and maximising flexibility,” added Mark Radford. “We even have the capability to look upwards and detect the growing threat of airborne incursions from unmanned aerial vehicles or drones.”
The Blighter B400 series Doppler radar delivers a 24/7 all-weather persistent surveillance capability. It can detect a walking person at 11km (6.8 miles) or a large moving vehicle at 25km (15.5 miles) and then cue a camera system to follow and identify targets.
Blighter Surveillance Systems delivers an integrated multi-sensor package to systems integrators comprising the Blighter radars plus cameras, thermal imagers, trackers and software solutions. Its ITAR-free systems are used worldwide in commercial, government and defence markets in area and asset protection for national border security, homeland security, critical infrastructure protection such as oil and gas facilities, coastal surveillance, and in military applications.
Come and meet Blighter Surveillance Systems at two forthcoming trade exhibitions:
MSPO 2016 from 6 to 9 September 2016 on stand number B-75 (on the ‘Linc Polska’ stand) at Kielce Trade Fairs in Poland http://www.targikielce.pl/en/24th-international-defence-industry exhibition%20mspo,8736.htm
Airport Security from 27 to 28 September 2016 on stand 24 at the Sofitel Hotel at London Heathrow Airport (terminal 5) http://www.airportsecurityconference.com
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About Blighter Surveillance Systems (www.blighter.com)
Blighter Surveillance Systems Ltd is an independent electronic-scanning radar and sensor solution provider. It delivers an integrated multi-sensor package to systems integrators comprising the Blighter e-scan radars, cameras, thermal imagers, trackers and software solutions. Blighter radars combine patented solid-state Passive Electronically Scanned Array (PESA) technology – utilising digital beamforming (DBF) on transmit and receive – with advanced Frequency Modulated Continuous Wave (FMCW) and Doppler processing to provide a robust and persistent surveillance capability and an unmatched combination of high reliability, accuracy and performance with a low cost of ownership. Products are manufactured under a BS EN ISO 9001:2008 certified management system. Blighter Surveillance Systems Ltd is based at Great Chesterford on the outskirts of Cambridge, England.
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