mPhase Technologies to release ultra-sensitive detection device to aid in homeland security

LITTLE FALLS, N.J., 30 August 2006. mPhase Technologies executives revealed that border incursions could one day be prevented by a detection device now under development. In laboratory tests the device, called a magnetometer, has already demonstrated high sensitivity to the presence of a magnetic object simulating a rifle more than 30 feet away.

LITTLE FALLS, N.J., 30 August 2006. mPhase Technologies executives revealed that border incursions could one day be prevented by a detection device now under development.

In laboratory tests the device, called a magnetometer, has already demonstrated high sensitivity to the presence of a magnetic object simulating a rifle more than 30 feet away.

"With global terrorism on the rise, police and defense agencies around the globe are looking at promising remote sensing technologies designed to add another layer of protection," says Ronald Durando, mPhase's chief executive. "We believe the magnetometer could add another dimension to border and perimeter control in war zones and also bolster our own homeland security."

The prototype magnetometer has, at its core, a Micro-Electro Mechanical Systems (MEMS) device that exhibits high sensitivity without cooling.

With movements only perceptible under a microscope, it is designed to detect changes in magnetic fields and could be used in applications to establish direction of movement of magnetic objects like hidden weapons or bombs.

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