Vienna / London, 15 September 2015 – Schiebel, renowned for the development
and production of a wide range of proven mine detection equipment, presents its
new generation hand-held COMID Compact Mine Detector at the DSEI (Defence
and Security Equipment International) in London.
As always for Schiebel, the interest of its many existing humanitarian demining and
military customers was considered a vital element in the research process of the
COMID. Many years of experience and development have produced a mine detector
that incorporates advanced technology whilst retaining all of the proven and trusted
capabilities of Schiebel’s mine detection product range with the most operational benefits
possible. With the COMID Compact Mine Detector, simplicity meets precision.
Schiebel’s latest mine detector is characterized by easy handling in static search, quick
calibration and improved visual and acoustic support functions, helping the user to
implement the required actions quickly and safely. The COMID is able to consistently
locate both large and small targets with precision and ease.
Simplified pin-pointing is made possible with different audio and visual signals for the left
and right halves of the search head, aiming at maximum support with minimal training
effort. Furthermore, the tone modulation varies depending on the size and geometry of as
well as the distance to the detected object. Always in the visual field, an LED display,
integrated in the search head, minimizes the risk of distraction.
Enhanced ground and saltwater compensation eliminates the difficulties of the terrain,
helping the deminer to focus on his essential work in all types of military and
humanitarian operations. The most recent ground calibration is retained for a steady
workflow. The COMID design is totally compatible with its ATMID and AN/19-2 (U.S.
Army designation AN/PSS-12) predecessors. Search head and electronics card / unit can
easily be replaced for cost-efficient upgrade of older systems. The addition of an infrared
data port allows the quick update with new software versions.
Hans Georg Schiebel, owner and chairman of Schiebel comments, “With the introduction
of the COMID, we are continuing to expand our expertise in mine detection technology
and our reputation for product effectiveness, service and quality keeps growing.
Wherever mines or unexploded ordnance impact, our detectors will be there to provide
our customers safe conduct.”