Technology to Supercharge Air Monitoring and Save Lives
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Saturation of asbestos monitoring services has driven the market to its extremes. Your clients now demand same day results, regulators require onerous reporting, leading to your staff being pushed to their limits! This has impacted your bottom-line, increased staff attrition, increased litigation risk, and may even have lowered your service quality.
Frontier Microscopy is set to change the industry forever. We're on a Mission to better protect your people during asbestos remediation. Our frontier technology expedites the remediation process, standardises best practice, and provides superior traceability over existing systems.
Rapid Onsite Air Filter Analysis
Marvin is our patented* system for rapid analysis of air filter samples for detection of asbestos and Synthetic Mineral Fibres (SMF). Marvin can perform analysis in under 2 minutes for up to 600 filter samples per day!
- Setup in minutes for near instant onsite analysis.
- Increase your business volume through time saved.
- Reduce your staff overtime.
- Supports online analysis for improved traceability.
- Integrated with the Management Suite. (optional)
Marvin has been launched! See below to make an enquiry.
*Patent No. 2018101327 - system and method for performing automated analysis of air filters
Watch the 30 second Marvin Demo
How does Marvin work?
Marvin was developed over the course of two and a half years with contribution from world class engineers from across the planet. He adheres to the Membrane Filter Method of analysis and counts fibres as per the rules outlined in the universally accepted standard. Marvin performs preparation quality assessment using the Macro-imaging attachment, scanning of the sample on its high speed robotic stage, and counting of fibres using its real-time image processing software. This means that anyone can operate use Marvin as Marvin can reject samples of poor quality automatically!
Why haven't we used Deep Learning?
Unlike deep learning based approaches Marvin's software is capable of analysing any particle and determining if it is a fibre or not using logical rules. This varies considerably from deep learning approaches which do not apply geometric counting rules and can often over or underestimate resultant counts. Unlike deep learning Marvin's logic driven approach can be performed in real-time during the scan enabling analysis to be conducted in under a minute no matter the particle loading! The New York Times published a great article on limitations of deep learning that you can read here: Can A.I. Be Taught to Explain Itself?
Is Marvin Accurate?
Marvin accuracy was proven in fibre counting as part of Proficiency Testing Australia's National Asbestos Program. Not only did Marvin pass, but did so with a perfect score! This proves Marvin is not only a capable analyst but is also more accurate than an average trained human analyst.
When will Marvin be available?
Frontier Microscopy is delivering our first batch of MARVIN units to customers who secured an early reservation. To secure a MARVIN unit for your business please Contact Us.
Unify Everyday Operations
The Frontier Microscopy Management Suite is a secure web & mobile software designed for day-to-day air monitoring operations. It significantly increases air monitoring job efficiency by automating field data collection, analysis, reporting, and client communication.
- Fully integrated with Marvin.
- Perform additional consulting jobs through time saved.
- Seamless communication between office, field, lab, and clients.
The Management Suite is available today through the 7-Day Free Trial!
Watch Our Short Management Suite Demo
After a 4 month industry pilot the Management Suite is ready for primetime! Since filming we've extended the Management Suite with equipment management tools, more thorough data recording, vast improvements to activity feed, and job auditing for accreditation efficiency.