Simbiotix has now acquired the rights to continue the commercialization of the PV Labs, Remote On Ground Ice Detection System (ROGIDS).  The IceCam gives operators the ability to view a wide range of ice contamination on surfaces  even under a coating of glycol or water.  Field tests have been conducted in 2016 and have shown very positive results. Simbiotix will continue the developments on the ROGIDS to bring it to market in the 2016-17 winter season.


  • Increased SafetyIceCam ROGIDS integration
    •  Identifies areas of ice that are difficult to detect using normal visual or tactile methods
    • Reduces risk of operator slips and falls associated with tactile inspections
  • Improved Operations
    •  Assists operators in designing and performing most effective and efficient de-icing and anti-icing methods or processes.
    • Ongoing operation logs provide data for Quality Assurance analysis.
  • Cost Savings
    • Optimizes the use of de-icing fluid by reducing the amount of overspraying.
    •  Avoids second de-icing pass – because of better targeting of spot and blanket de-icing efforts.
    • Avoids cost of reapplying anti-ice because of ineffective de-ice
  • Time Savings/Increased Throughput
    •  Shortens the aircraft time at the de-icing facility – protecting
    •  Increases throughput of de-icing facility.
  • Supervisory Monitoring/Training Aide
    •  System allows for remote viewing of in-process detection results
    • Improve the training of the Deicers through monitoring of the results
      − Reduce on boarding time of new staff
  • Environmental
    •  Minimizes the use of fluids
    •  Reduces the impact on environment or re-cycling systems.