Cirrus Research welcomes new Sales Manager

Yorkshire-based noise monitoring specialists Cirrus Research have appointed Martin Ellison as its new Sales Manager, following a re-alignment across the company’s senior management team.

Martin, 55, has more than 15 year’s direct sales experience having worked in several sectors including the automotive, manufacturing, construction and engineering acoustic industries.

Originally from Manchester, Martin will be based at the company’s headquarters in Hunmanby, North Yorkshire, leading a team of 10 across national and global territories.

He said: “I’m very excited about this new role and my priorities are to maintain Cirrus’ leading reputation as well as grow the business via our own sales team and distributors in the UK and abroad. There will undoubtedly be challenges such as Brexit to prepare for, but also opportunities, in Eastern Europe and China for instance, that we are very keen to explore.”

Cirrus Managing Director Daren Wallis agrees: “2018 is going to be a pivotal year for Cirrus and we are delighted to have Martin on board to lead our expanding sales team. His experience across so many sectors means he has hit the ground running. We are already anticipating another record year to build on the growth we enjoyed in 2017 where we saw some of the biggest orders come into Cirrus in the company’s history.”

Cirrus Research training expanded to include Noise at Work Awareness course

Noise Monitoring specialists Cirrus Research have expanded their training academy programme, adding a new Noise at Work Awareness course.

Aimed at Health & Safety personnel who require a basic understanding of the noise regulations, it is also suitable for those who are new to noise assessments as well as a useful revision for people who have not been involved in this area for some time.

The new Noise at Work awareness course will debut at York Race Course on Thursday May 10

The course covers general health and workplace safety, the risks posed by noise to hearing. It also looks at the duties and responsibilities outlined in the Control of Noise at Work Regulations (2005) – both employers and employees.

To ensure a rounded training experience, there is also a practical session on noise measurement and control, coupled with a hands-on element where actual measurement are taken and analysed by the delegates.

Other areas covered include:

  • Noise Theory – What is Sound?
  • What are the dangers of Noise?
  • How Noise is measured – What terminology is used?
  • The EU Physical Agents Directive / Control of Noise at Work Regulations (2005)
  • Techniques for noise measurement
  • How to use sound level meters / dosimeters
  • Carrying out a noise assessment
  • How to record and report your findings
  • Implementing noise control measures – how to reduce and control the risks

All Cirrus courses offer a bonus of benefits starting with the detailed knowledge and experience gained from the course’s industry leaders; the chance to gain valuable CPD points, as well as enjoy a great networking event at the same time.

Further details on all the available training opportunities are available at:

Cirrus Research launch new calibration offering in the UK

Leading UK noise experts Cirrus Research has expanded its calibration services so any model, make or brand can now be serviced by its team of in-house engineers.

The UK-based calibration service enables existing clients to ensure their equipment meets all UK and ISO standards required by Noise at Work legislation, as well as environmental noise guidelines. But, for the first time, the team can now offer the same high-quality service to noise measurement instruments from other manufacturers.

“Thanks to technology upgrades in-house we can now guarantee the same high level of service that we give on our own equipment,” said Cirrus Marketing Manager James Tingay, “We are confident the extension to the range of equipment we can now look at will be extremely popular and received our first non-Cirrus equipment to calibrate within days of announcing the news.”

Cirrus is also offering as 10% discount on any first calibration order for non-Cirrus equipment.

Jim added: “Using our UK-based centre also means there are no lengthy delays in getting your equipment back. We are offering an extremely fast turn-around, shaving days if not weeks off some of our competitors who send the equipment abroad to be calibrated – this results in measurement downtime which can be costly and frustrating.”

 The end to end service includes:

·        Fixed Price Policy with No Hidden Extras

·        Price Includes Updates, Minor Repairs & Adjustments

·        UKAS Calibration Option

·        Collection Service Option

 More details can be found at

Training Expanded To Include Environmental Noise Monitoring Course

Noise Monitoring specialists Cirrus Research have expanded their product training and CPD programmes, adding an environmental noise measurement workshop to the roster.

The new environmental Noise Monitoring course will be unveiled at the Williams Conference Centre, Oxfordshire, on October 19. Environmental noise covers a wide range of topics from Noise Nuisance to Transportation Noise.

This one-day event gives an overview of Environmental Noise Monitoring and covers the basics of sound, the instrumentation available, measurement principles, specific measurement and analysis techniques, noise propagation principles and noise reduction techniques.It is ideal for existing and new practitioners but also acts as a refresher for those who have been out of the sector for some time.

All Cirrus courses offer a triple whammy of benefits: an ideal opportunity to bring customers up to speed on the Cirrus products and their applications, gain valuable CPD points and enjoy a great networking event at the same time.

Additional dates have also been put in the diary for the popular Cirrus Product Training buy phentermine online profile Courses (CPTC) with extra days confirmed right into 2018 at York Racecourse, the Imperial War Museum Duxford, and the Williams Conference Centre.

The CPTC course offers a solid foundation of noise knowledge before switching to a practical session, which demonstrates the Optimus® Sound Level Meters and doseBadge® Noise Dosimeters. The day then moves into the
NoiseTools software applications and usage, working on downloads, analysis and data sharing.

Places on the CPTC course are currently available at:
· 14 November 2017 – Rockingham Motorspeedway
· 06 December 2017 – York Racecourse
· 24 January 2018 – Oulton Park Circuit
· 20 February 2018 – Imperial War Museum Duxford
· 21 March 2018 – Castle Combe Circuit
· 18 April 2018 – York Racecourse
· 22 May 2018 – Rockingham Motorspeedway
· 19 June 2018 – Williams Conference Centre
A further course for users of the Trojan Noise Nuisance Recorder has also been confirmed for November 9 at the National Railway Museum in York.

Further details on all the available training opportunities are available at:

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Select hearing protection now available thanks to latest Cirrus’ doseBadge5 update

The industry-leading doseBadge5 noise dosimeter is now available with octave bands filters allowing for effective and accurate selection that enhances employee hearing protection.

This new function runs alongside the doseBadge5′s ongoing assessment of noise exposure but allows for more detailed analysis of noise sources with the additional data  helping H&S managers select hearing protection or review noise control measures.

This new feature is just the latest in a number of key upgrades to the doseBadge5 which was launched in 2016. Additional features include: wireless Bluetooth® connectivity, scheduled measurement timers, tamper detection as well as extensive data logging and analysis.

James Tingay, Cirrus Research Marketing Manager, said: “Having insight into the frequency content of measured noise levels can be critical when there’s a need to select appropriate PPE.

“Not only does this new feature provide details of the overall Leq in each octave band, it also stores a detailed time history or noise profile of each band throughout the measurement. It is perfect all-round phentermine online united states noise dosimeter that can meet the needs of even the most demanding of Noise at Work scenarios.”

Technically, the doseBadge5 allows PPE to be assessed against specific sections of a measurement, allowing for more effective selection of PPE, for example, when there may only be a need to wear hearing protection for certain tasks. Selecting PPE based on a whole measurement may end up over-protecting a worker, making their job harder and incurring unnecessary costs.

“Overall, the doseBadge5 provides an extensive range of occupational noise parameters and is the ideal tool for noise exposure assessments against the Noise at Work Regulations – this new capability extends the already comprehensive feature list,” added James.

A new version of the NoiseTools software will also be released alongside the new version of the doseBadge5 to support the new features.
The updated version of the doseBadge5 will be on display at Health & Safety North (10-11 October 2017) and at A+A in Germany (17-20 October 2017).

Unlocking Scheduled Measurements in 4 Easy Steps

Introducing Scheduled Measurements – exclusive to the Cirrus Research doseBadge5 Noise Dosimeter

Life just got a little easier for health and safety specialists with Cirrus Research introducing the doseBadge5 with its new scheduled monitoring feature.

Taking time off need no longer strike fear into the hearts of H&S managers thanks to the new “Scheduled Measurements” function that allows the ability to automatically start and stop monitoring at pre-set times. And it is all achievable in just 4 steps:

Step 1. Activating and configuring the Scheduled Measurement Function is easy using the doseBadge5 via either the NoiseTools software or the dBLink App for iOS and Android devices.

Step 2. Then it is simply a matter of setting the start time, duration and end time for the measurement for full peace of mind whilst you are away.

Step 3. Colleagues won’t be able to complain about being left with the responsibility; all they have to do is collect the doseBadge5 from the charging dock, attach to the shoulder and the measurements will begin at the pre-set start time. The measurement will start at the pre-set time and continue throughout the day for the specified times and durations, collecting all the data you need. At the end of the day, the doseBadge5 back is put back on the charging dock.

Step 4. The data will still be there waiting when the H&S manager returns and can be downloaded as normal from the doseBadge5 to generate any reports using the NoiseTools software.

“This is an excellent add-on to the doseBadge5” said Cirrus Marketing Manager James Tingay. “Not only does it give real peace of mind for anyone who needs time away from their day to day job – either for training or holidays – but it is so simple to set up with no effort on anyone else’s part.

Founded in 1970, Cirrus Research plc is a leading specialist in the development and production of noise measurement instruments. Its latest scientific and technological developments are utilised to produce noise measurement instrumentation equipment to accurately measure noise and its impact.

As an industry leader, all of its products are manufactured in the UK and are used in a wide range of different applications within the construction, transport, aviation, manufacturing and leisure & sport sectors.

Cirrus is part of the British Safety Industry Federation’s Registered Safety Supplier Scheme, identifying its organisation and products as ‘genuine and safe’, assuring customers that the products supplied are genuine, properly tested and certificated. Cirrus Research is an ISO 9001:2008 and ISO 14001:2004 Registered Company.

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UK’s Scientific Measurements completes acquisition of Ireland’s Eurolec Instrumentation Ltd

Global instrumentation leaders Scientific Measurements Pte Ltd has acquired Ireland-based Eurolec Instrumentation Ltd for an undisclosed sum.

Scientific Measurements – parent company to Cirrus Research and Acoustic Instruments International – has more than 40 years’ experience in the sector and counts product ranges Optimus, Revo, doseBadge, Trojan and Invictus among its industry-leading brands.

Eurolec as a brand and trading name will continue within the Scientific Measurement fold, with the existing head office remaining in Dundalk, County Louth. Its chain of distributors will also be unaffected.

Coinciding with the handover, Eurolec founder and Managing Director Tom Mears will be retiring after a five-decade career in the sector and 19 years since establishing the company. Chris Mears has been appointed the new MD, formerly heading up the company’s sales & marketing. The rest of the Eurolec team will remain unchanged by the buy-out.

Moving forwarding, product enhancement and development are a key priority for the new owners and its experienced marketing team will begin work on an updated website for its newest subsidiary.

“This is a new chapter for the company but we have inherited a strong legacy from Tom and a great platform to build upon,” said Daren Wallis, Scientific Measurements Director.

“Scientific Measurements as a company has an unrivalled buy phentermine philadelphia track record of innovation and product development and we want to put that experience into play with Eurolec’s temperature and pressure gauge products. The ranges are an ideal fit for our current product portfolio and the Eurolec team will be able to enjoy the added benefits of our R&D and global sales & marketing team behind them.”

Scientific Measurements Pte Ltd is now the owners of Eurolec Instrumentation Ltd (known as Eurolec Instruments). In turn, Scientific Measurements Pte Ltd are also the owners of Cirrus Research plc and Acoustic Instruments International Ltd (T/A Cirrus Environmental).

Eurolec Instrumentation Ltd is dedicated to providing compliant and high accuracy temperature and pressure measurement instruments and solutions to HACCP, industrial, laboratory and environmental sectors.

With 40 years’ experience in the design, manufacture and supply of quality portable temperature and pressure instrumentation, our range of precision thermometers, probes, infrared thermometers, manometers and temperature calibration sources are exported globally providing solutions for a wide range of markets and applications.

At Eurolec we are dedicated to providing the highest levels of product quality and service and through our commitment to product development, we continuously strive to address all application challenges in a progressing and dynamic industry.

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Cirrus Research celebrate largest overseas order in history of the company

Cirrus Research has secured the biggest order in its 46-year history, supplying noise monitoring equipment to an Indian police force.

The Yorkshire-based noise monitoring specialists, which manufactures and supplies a range of personal and environmental noise monitoring devices, clinched two contracts almost simultaneously after a tough international tender process.

The team is supplying the Maharashtra Police force in India with 627 of its Optimus Red sound level meters, all due to be shipped out before Christmas.

Maharashtra Police is the law enforcement agency responsible for the Indian state and is headquartered in Mumbai. It is one of the largest police forces in the country with over 190,000 officers, made up of around 35 district police units. Maharashtra is in the western region of India, the third-largest state with the world’s second-most populated regions. It has over 112 million inhabitants with Mumbai alone home to 18 million residents.

The Optimus Red kits will be used for a variety of functions, including the monitoring of noise pollution on the region’s cityscapes, congested roads, as well as at festivals and street celebrations. The Optimus Red was selected as it is perfectly suited to the multitude of tasks ahead.

Key functionality: Fast, Slow & Impulse Time Weightings; dB(A), dB(C) and dB(Z) phentermine online nz Frequency Weightings included; real-time 1:1 Octave Band Filters (optional); VoiceTagTM voice note recording; AuditStoreTM measurement verification; high resolution colour OLED display and back-lit keypad; measures up to 140dB(A) and 143dB(C) peak with a single 120dB measurement range; pause & back erase as standard; 4GB memory with the option of expanding up to 32GB and a long battery life.

Said Cirrus Research Managing Director Daren Wallis: “This is a very significant order for us, the largest ever received in our history. The fact we had less than 4 four weeks to send out the first consignment was challenging but we managed to turn it around, which led to the second order following on immediately.

“We are a global company that supplies noise monitoring equipment around the world and we’re delighted to be furthering our work with the Indian police authorities who are making a substantial investment to tackle the issue of noise pollution across their vast and very diverse regions.”

With more than 45 years’ experience, Cirrus Research, develop, manufacture and supply their leading range of noise monitoring products to clients across the globe, including the UK, Europe, the Americas, Far East and Australia.

Daren is pictured with Cirrus’ Export Sales Manager Jonathan Phillips.

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Cirrus Research launch new App for doseBadge 5

Noise monitoring specialists Cirrus Research has launched a new wireless App to enhance the features of its latest personal dosimeter, the doseBadge5.  Already boasting a host of new advances, the doseBadge5 has now enhanced wireless technology to allow the instrument to communicate remotely with the doseBadge5 Wand and the dBLink App.

 The doseBadge5 Wand allows instruments to be started and stopped without disturbing the wearer and view measurement information via a mobile phone or IOS or Android controlled device.

 If the doseBadge5 is running, the current measurement information can be display, allowing mid-shift readings to be obtained. If stopped, the doseBadge5, any stored measurements can still be reviewed.

The dBLink App for Android allows the doseBadge5 units to be configured, measurement information viewed and measurements started and stopped. 

Full configuration of the instruments can also be carried out through the App including the set-up of integrators and measurement timers.

This latest App adds to a range of new capabilities for the market leading device which was developed by the in-house R&D team and launched earlier this year. It has a wide range of new USPs including data-logging facilities that can be specified down to the second, rather than the previous one-minute window.

The doseBadge5 also has intelligent charging with the device controlling its own charger to combat overcharging so it can prolong battery life to more than 12 hours, and includes an anti-tamper and vibration phentermine no prescription diet pills device to cut down on anomalies.

To give users complete control over your noise assessments, the doseBadge5 allows measurements to be started and stopped automatically at pre-set times using the Scheduled Measurements function. The start time, duration and end time of a measurement can be set either in the NoiseTools software or in the dBLink App, giving you complete control over when measurement data is gathered.

If required, measurements can be paused to allow for lunch breaks or rest periods that should not be included in the overall measurement data. Up to three timed periods can be defined for each day and the timers enabled or disabled for specific days of the week. If the doseBadge5 is on the Dock being charged, timed measurement periods are ignored but as soon as badge is removed from the Dock, the timers are activated.

This allows the doseBadge5 to be deployed to remote sites or to locations where there is no access to a doseBadge5 Wand or the dBLink App.

Thomas Shelton, Cirrus Research Marketing Manager, said: “The latest app means the doseBadge5 is even more user friendly and taking the measurements no longer means disturbing the wearer. It gives more flexibility in terms of when and where the measurements are taken without compromising the accuracy of the readings.” 

Speaking of special offers – new deal on Trojan2 Noise Nuisance Recorder

Cirrus Research’s best-selling Trojan noise nuisance recorder is even better value for money with a year-end special offer now available.

With a host of new innovations included as standard, any Trojan2 orders received before December 31, 2016, will also receive a free, high quality, active loud speaker for playback purposes and a 15% discount of calibration services, guaranteed for two years.

Overall the package is worth up to £500.

Trojan2 also offers end users a raft of features and functions and coupled with its upgraded software, measurements can be made over longer periods of time.

“It has been designed to meet the needs of Environmental Health Officers, Housing Associations and anyone who needs to measure, monitor and record noise nuisance,” said Tom Shelton, Cirrus Research Marketing Manager.

“This special offer means there are even more savings to be made against the overall kit, so it represents fantastic value for money.

Trojan2 user Jill Edmondson, in Wakefield Council’s Communities Environmental Health Department agreed: “The recordings are invaluable when an officer has to approach the subject of the complaint and if necessary show them the evidence of noise nuisance.” she said. “The Trojan is particularly invaluable when the noise nuisance is sporadic. “It gives us a very clear picture of what is going on.” 

Trojan2 offers high quality, high resolution audio recording as standard using a 16bit/16kHz uncompressed WAV file. This gives plenty of frequency range (up to 8kHz) and a wide dynamic range (up to 96dB) so audio recordings can handle both high and low levels with no loss of quality.”

Another key feature is the Wireless remote control and 4GB memory. This is usually more than enough for most applications but it can be expanded with a 32GB option.

The AuditStore function in the Trojan2 also guarantees the chain of data from the instrument to the software, a useful feature if you need to present measurements and recordings as evidence.

Other noise monitoring must-haves included on the Trojan2 are Pre & Post Trigger options for audio recording that can be set as needed. The pre-trigger can be up to 30 seconds and post-trigger up to 60 seconds.

All the software buy phentermine 37.5 online cheap provided is licence-free with NoiseTools supplied as standard, free of charge and without any installation or licensing restrictions. This means customers can install it onto many desktops, laptops or servers as necessary at no extra cost. Updates are free of charge.

The Trojan2 is designed to be mains powered with secure cables, but it will switch to its own internal batteries if the mains power is lost. Another important feature is that when power is restored, the noise nuisance recorder will start up again and continue to operate. The Trojan2 will automatically restart when the mains power is restored even if its internal batteries are flat.

Other modifications to make life easier for the end user include:

• Quicker and simpler removal of the cables for transport and storage

• Less cables to connect to the sound level meter

• More space in the case for storing accessories

• A simple way to add a wired hand switch if needed

The Trojan2 is designed, manufactured & supported in the UK and backed by a 15-year warranty



The software is a key part of the Trojan2 system and provides the ability to download measurements and recordings, view data and replay audio files directly from any PC. The measurements are stored in a simple tree structure so information is easy to find and data can be tagged with a place, person or project to organise the information for later analysis.

If necessary, replaying the audio recordings through speakers, NoiseTools has a calibration system built-in that lets the customer adjust the levels to accurately represent those at the time of the recording. NoiseTools can also be used with noise measurements and audio recordings made in either Noise Nuisance mode or Hand-held mode and provides a powerful set of tools to view, analyse and store information.



• High resolution colour OLED screen with backlit keypad

• Repeating measurements for environmental noise monitoring120dB dynamic range in a single span

• 4GB memory with 32GB option

• Simultaneous measurement of all parameters

• 16bit/16kHz or 32bit/96kHz audio recording

• Option of real-time 1:1 & 1:3 octave band filters from 6.3Hz

• AuditStore™, Acoustic Fingerprint™ & NoiseTools as standard

• Compatible with the CK:670 Outdoor Measurement Kit