Fido® X3

The FLIR Fido X3 is a handheld explosives trace detector. It uses FLIR TrueTrace™ detection technology to identify military, commercial, homemade, and liquid explosive threats by class collected from surfaces (particulate) and from in bottles (vapor). With a magnesium case and splash-proof seal, its rugged design meets rigorous MIL-STD-810G and IP54 specifications. It starts from cold in five minutes and has a battery that lasts up to eight hours. With clear-down measured in seconds, operators spend more time sampling and less time waiting. Fido X3 expedites on-site decision making with ten-second threat reporting via intuitive, go/no-go alarms. Training can be completed in 30 minutes, further minimizing the impact on day-to-day operations and costs.

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Julie Bazzell
Distribution & Sales Coordination Manager, Detection
julie.bazzell@flir.com
+1 877 692 2120
27700 SW Parkway Avenue
Wilsonville, OR 97070
The Americas, EMEA, APAC
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www.flir.com/threatdetection
Manufacturer
FLIR Systems, Inc.
Product Name
Fido® X3
Detection Category
Chemical; Explosives
Detection Principle
Molecular Spectroscopy;
Detection Method
Amplifying Fluorescence Polymers; TrueTrace Multiplexed Luminescence;
Application
Emergency Response; Screening; Trace Analysis; Forensics;
Equipment Type
Instrument
Product Synopsis
The FLIR Fido X3 is a handheld explosives trace detector. It uses FLIR TrueTrace™ detection technology to identify military, commercial, homemade, and liquid explosive threats by class collected from surfaces (particulate) and from in bottles (vapor). With a magnesium case and splash-proof seal, its rugged design meets rigorous MIL-STD-810G and IP54 specifications. It starts from cold in five minutes and has a battery that lasts up to eight hours. With clear-down measured in seconds, operators spend more time sampling and less time waiting. Fido X3 expedites on-site decision making with ten-second threat reporting via intuitive, go/no-go alarms. Training can be completed in 30 minutes, further minimizing the impact on day-to-day operations and costs.
Availability
Commercially Available
Technology Readiness Level (TRL)
9
Market Entry Date
2013
User Feedback Sources
Indifferent/No user feedback
Dimensions
14.5 x 4.5 x 2.75 in (36.8 x 11.4 x 7 cm)
Weight
<5 lbs.; 3.0 lbs (1.4 kg)
Power Requirements
AC/DC Line Power; Lithium Battery; Swappable lithium ion battery (8 hrs/charge) -AC Input:100 to 240 V, and a 50 to 60 Hz wall adapter
Transportability
Handheld
Ruggedness
Dust; Waterproof/Resistant; Vibration/Shock; MILSTD 810g tested, 1-meter drop tested, IP54 Rated for dust and water
Operating Conditions
-10 to 55°C (14 to 131°F)
Consumables
<$1,000/year; Sensing elements and sampling swipes
Suggested Routine Maintenance
Regular cleaning
Available Accessories
Military kit includes: Day bag, MOLLE clip, rechargeable lithium-ion batteries (2), battery charger, AC power adapter, USB cable, spare inlet tip, M.E. Vapor Reference Standards (2), M.E. Reference Standards (2), Fido® Analyst Software CD-ROM with Operator Manual, and consumables starter kit {Sensing Elements (2 boxes) and Sampling Swipes (4 boxes)} in a custom hard case for transport and storage. -Robot and attachment: For use in scouting unsecured environments. Robots available through FLIR include: Talon, Marcbot, and Packbot, sold separately.
Communications Interface
USB, Wi-Fi (optional)
Expected Operational Life
5+ Years
Shelf Life
>5 years
Unit Cost
$23,000.00
Tested For Explosives
Three detection targets: Military, Nitrate, and Peroxide
Adaptability
Yes; user can add new targets in the field
Sample Introduction
Liquid; Solid; Vapor/Gas
Sensitivity/Detection Limits
ng
Start Up Time (From Cold Start To Sample Ready)
< 5 minutes
Response Time (Sample Application To Output)
Continuous (<30 seconds); 10 seconds
Alarm Capability
Yes, Visual, Sonic, and Haptic Feedback (User Selectable)
Software Control
Data is streamed real time to an on-board computer in both visual and audio formats. Data may or may not be stored on the Fido® system depending on whether a robot system is used and which robot system is used. When purchased and used in a stand-alone capacity, the system stores data onboard the instrument.
Training Required
<1 day training
Training Available
Vendor training at vendor facility, and customer on-site training available
Manuals Available
Operator’s Manual, Maintenance Manual, Administrators Manual
Reachback Service
Yes, via Wi-Fi
Warranties
1 year factory warranty. Extended warranties and assurance plans are also available.
ITAR/EAR Export Regulations
Yes; Controlled for export under US Department of Commerce (DOC), Export Administration Regulations (EAR). U.S. Government authorization may be required.
IATA Shipping Restrictions
Yes; Lithium ion battery
Data File Type Format
.Fido, .csv, .pdf
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