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IRis Safety Wand


Make the invisible visible

Portable high-power infra-red laser detector for fibre optic network engineers

How can network engineers be sure high-power IR lasers, that are invisible to the un-aided eye, are turned off? The IRis Safety Wand is a novel device that provides a fast and reliable final safety check before starting work on fibre cables.  

An extension of our Visualize Range, the IRis Safety Wand is designed to selectively detect high-power lasers that operate at wavelengths longer than 1400nm, while not detecting safer low-powered lasers. Enabling network engineers to validate if all standard safety controls were successful or if one or more controls have failed and a high-power laser remains on.


IRis… Infa-Rad Intelligent Scintillator

.   Scintacor already manufacture a range of products, on plastic cards, that are used to locate otherwise-invisible laser beams in both the Infra-Red and Ultra-violet parts of the spectrum.  While these highlight the presence of the laser beams, they do not discriminate between high and low power lasers. The key to this unique detector was a design that uses wavelength to identify which laser beam in present. Combining an optical long-pass filter with Scintacor’s phosphor coating on a glass substrate, the Infra-Red Intelligent Scintillator will only glow under a specified wavelength range, detecting high-powered lasers without producing false-positive alerts from low-power lasers, and without damage to the detector. Simply hold the lightweight wand active area up against cut cable fibres for an instant safety test to protect engineers from the risks of minor burns to the skin, eye damage and even loss of sight that working in high-power laser applications can pose.

Intra-oral fibre optic scintillators

1. Machinable acrylic wand, in a black silk finish to minimise reflections, is lightweight and comfortable to hold to reduce drop risk, but robust to withstand potential impacts.

2. Infra-Red Intelligent Scintillator emits visible light when irradiated by high-power lasers that operate at wavelengths in the 1460 to 1530nm range.

3. Lanyard clip aperture to wear wand around the neck, increasing ease and readiness of use, and safety awareness.

4. Anti-reflection coating composed of zirconia and SiO2 on the outer glass surface minimises any stray reflections.

5. Custom branding options available.

Panoramic and Cephalographic Extra oral fibre optic scintillators

Product Options

As standard, the wand is branded Scintacor and is supplied with a brightly coloured lanyard
(various colours) and protective storage pouch.

Custom branding with your company logo is available on the wand, lanyard and/or pouch.
Lanyard colours can be selected to suit your company.

Speak with our sales team for more details on how to customise the IRis Safety Wand to your

High Power Laser Applications

Fibre optic networks transmit huge quantities of information using pulses of laser light frommany different lasers simultaneously. Some of these lasers operate at a low power, but some run at higher powers that cause burns to the skin or eye damage. Because the laser radiation is inthe infra-red part of the electromagnetic spectrum, it is invisible to the un-aided human eye. Despite good working procedures that require high power lasers to be turned off  before maintenance work proceeds, there remains a real risk that employees maintaining the network infrastructure could be exposed to high power laser radiation that could cause burns.

The IRis Safety Wand was developed to specifically answer the data centre needs of Meta(formally known as Facebook) as a final laser safety check within their overall safety program.

Meta data centres operate at such a large scale, they will see and identify system failures and potential safety risks first, and therefore often lead innovations to solve these problems.

Their requirement for a portable, fail-safe design to allow their network engineers to detect high-powered and harmful lasers, but not safe low-power lasers, led them to Scintacor to develop this innovative and unique detector that will positively impact the industry. High-powered laser applications are used across multiple industries from telecoms and manufacturing to medical equipment, and Meta believe that any company that utilises

High-powered lasers should also be using this elegant, cost effective solution to a very high-risk safety problem.

For further details read our Meta Case Study

Why Scintacor?

Scintacor has been making CsI scintillator products for many years, tuning the CsI structure for maximum performance and offering a large range of custom build parameters so you can closely tailor the FOS to your specific dental, jaw, or head scanning application.

Benefits & Features

  • Large Active Area
    Accommodates all sizes of fibre bundles
  • Portable
    Lightweight but robust, the wand is easily carried
    and comes with a lanyard so it is always within reach
  • Non-reflective
    Surface properties chosen to minimise the risk of injury
    from stray reflections
  • Ready to use
    No batteries or power needed
  • Storage Pouch
    Soft interior protective pouch for safe storage
  • Branding Options
    Add your company logo to the wand, lanyard and/or storage pouch – ask our sales team for more details


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