In January 2004, our own President, Ray Peacock, was
the keynote speaker for the Fifteenth IR/Info Training Conference and Symposium
held at the Doubletree Castle Hotel in Orlando Florida. The MS PowerPoint (TM)
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Ray did triple duty at the IR/Info meeting. In addition
to being the keynote speaker for the Conference, he also presented a short course
on Thermal Imagers in Screening for SARS during 2003 and acted as a reporter for
both the About Temperature Sensors and The
Temperature Community websites where his reviews of both the IR/Info
2004 (January 18 to 21) and The
Thermal Solutions 2004 (January 25 to 28) conferences, will be posted shortly.
his opening remarks was a comment about how difficult this task was for him, following
in the footsteps of noted expert Cliff Warren, former president of both Raytek
and Agema, who gave such a great presentation in 2003 on past and present Infrared
temperature and imaging equipment & practices.
However, the surge in
sales of Infrared temperature sensors and Thermal Imagers during the SARS crisis
later in 2003 highlighted a trend in Quantitative Thermal Imaging (Area Infrared
Temperature Measurement) that is not obvious to most thermographers and often
outside their areas of expertise. This is something that Mr.
Peacock has had considerable experience with during his varied career on both
sides of the street, so to speak, of the infrared business and involvement with
ASTM Committee E20 on Temperature
Measurement. Some of the resources and waypoints that thermographers and equipment
makers could monitor to stay up with the fast changes likely to occur and influence
their businesses in the future are discussed and placed in perspective.