A brand new and rather innovative UV-IQ UV Monitor is to be unveiled at this years METS 2011.
This device from Scanstrut Ltd will help Captains manage the UV exposure experienced by superyacht passengers and avoid accidental sunburn so they can enjoy their onboard activities to the fullest.
Providing real-time monitoring and bold visual reports of current and cumulative UV levels, the new UV-IQ UV monitor updates every four seconds and displays current exposure levels using the World Health Organisations UV Index Scale, from zero to 11.
A graphic displays the cumulative exposure to UV, up to six hours, since the unit was activated. Daylight viewable LEDs can be seen from multiple angles and highlight the UV strength by changing from yellow to red.
Powered by a single solar panel, the monitor is self-sufficient, wireless and requires no power input. Being solar powered means that the user does not even have to turn it on, as it is automatically activated by exposure to the sunlight.
The reflection and scattering of UV rays off water can increase UV exposure by 25 per cent and even with overcast skies, 30 to 40 per cent of UV still penetrates through cloud cover. The monitor is completely portable and can be placed on deck, on the cockpit table or the flybridge.
It is waterproof to IP67 and buoyant if dropped into the water.
The UV-IQ UV Monitor has been created to help people make the most of their time on the water. Designed specifically with the marine environment in mind, it would be equally suited to many other outdoor pursuits.
See it on stand 03.504 at METS