TraceGuard and OSI Systems' Rapiscan partner to develop explosive detection system

NEW YORK CITY and PETACHTIVKA, Israel, 14 August 2006. TraceGuard Technologies Inc., a developer of security technologies and solutions, has entered into a 12-month joint development program with Rapiscan Systems, a subsidiary of OSI Systems. The two companies are teaming to develop TraceScan, a combined bulk/trace detection system for interdiction of explosive devices and weapons. TraceScan will be marketed exclusively by Rapiscan primarily to the U.S. government.

Aug 14th, 2006

NEW YORK CITY and PETACHTIVKA, Israel, 14 August 2006. TraceGuard Technologies Inc., a developer of security technologies and solutions, has entered into a 12-month joint development program with Rapiscan Systems, a subsidiary of OSI Systems. The two companies are teaming to develop TraceScan, a combined bulk/trace detection system for interdiction of explosive devices and weapons. TraceScan will be marketed exclusively by Rapiscan primarily to the U.S. government and also through its global direct sales and distributor network.

The principal objective of the TraceScan system is to be the centerpiece of a fully integrated checkpoint x-ray system with secondary screening based on automated trace extraction and detection capabilities that can be easily integrated into current aviation passenger checkpoints.

TraceScan will be designed to improve the accuracy of explosive and non-explosive weapons detection, as well as to achieve higher passenger checkpoint efficiency, throughput, and lower manpower requirements.

To complete the development of TraceScan, engineers from both companies will integrate TraceGuard's CarrySafe system for automated trace extraction and collection of hazardous materials with Rapiscan's 620XR transmission x-ray inspection system and its automated baggage conveyance system which separates cleared items from items selected for secondary screening.

CarrySafe is designed for carry-on luggage and is currently at an advanced stage of development. TraceScan intends to incorporate an off-the-shelf Ion Mobility Spectrometry (IMS) explosive trace detection sensor from one of the leading providers currently on the market.


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