Miami Airport installs bacterial spore monitor

LOS ANGELES, Calif., 9 February 2005. Universal Detection Technology today announced that it has received an additional purchase order from Secure Wrap for its Anthrax Smoke Detector (ASD) to be installed at the Miami International Airport (MIA).

Feb 10th, 2005

LOS ANGELES, Calif., 9 February 2005. Universal Detection Technology today announced that it has received an additional purchase order from Secure Wrap for its Anthrax Smoke Detector (ASD) to be installed at the Miami International Airport (MIA).

"The order for our ASD at the Miami International Airport is a significant milestone as we continue our marketing efforts to the transportation sector," says UDTT CEO Jacques Tizabi.

"In 2003 alone MIA has served 14 million international and 40 million total passengers. At 1.44 million tons of cargo it has been ranked number 1 in the US in international freight rankings. A site with such great traffic faces grave threats from a potential bio-terror attack and this initial installation will both provide us with valuable feedback data for further research and provide a reference for installation, maintenance, and response procedures.

"UDTT's bacterial spore detectors are expected to be an efficient first line of defense against a potential anthrax attack and we are seeing a very positive response to our product from both public and private sectors."

Secure Wrap has indicated its desire to implement additional security measures to protect its employees. In that regard, Secure Wrap has asked UDTT to develop an appropriate response plan in the event its device is triggered. Secure Wrap intends to install the device at one of its wrapping machines at MIA. Secure Wrap is an approved concessionaire under Miami International Airport's Airport Security Plan (ASP).

The purchase order reported in this press release is in addition to the previously announced purchase order placed to UDTT by Secure Wrap on October 12, 2004. The company expects to ship the device called for under the new purchase order in the second quarter of 2005. It is now working with Secure Wrap to complete an appropriate response plan. Following approval of the response plan by Secure Wrap, the device will be installed at MIA. The purchase order calls for payment following installation.

Universal Detection Technology (UDTT), founded in 1973, is a developer of monitoring technologies, including bio-terrorism detection devices. Management believes that the company's technology, together with third party technologies and devices, has positioned it to capitalize on growth and value opportunities related to Homeland Security. UDTT, in cooperation with NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL), has developed a bio-terror `smoke' detector, which combines JPL's spore detection technology with UDTT's aerosol capture device. For more information, see www.udetection.com.

Founded in 1989, Global Baggage Protection Systems, Inc., d.b.a. "Secure Wrap," is in the baggage wrapping service industry world wide and operates in four continents, with its U.S. headquarters in Miami, Florida, and in Madrid, Spain for the European Continent. Secure Wrap owns and operates a U.S.-made, portable baggage wrapping system specifically designed to protect passenger's baggage in high traffic areas, including airports, seaports, train stations, bus depots, government facilities, hotels, and resorts. The company's products are currently utilized in more than 20 international airports around the world.

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