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TraceGuard completes second pilot

Oct. 16, 2007 at 12:39 PM   |   Comments

NEW YORK, Oct. 16 (UPI) -- New York-based TraceGuard Technologies Inc. announced it has completed a second pilot program of its trademarked CompactSafe system.

TraceGuard provides technologies and solutions for explosives detection. The company successfully completed a pilot program at Israel's Ben Gurion International Airport of its CompactSafe system.

Israel Airport Authority personnel operated the CompactSafe screening over 4,000 passenger items. Company officials say the pilot demonstrated the efficacy and durability of the automated screening system in an operational setting.

“The Israel Airport Authority is pleased that TraceGuard has completed this pilot program of CompactSafe in conjunction with security authorities at Ben Gurion Airport," said a senior IAA official, in a statement. "CompactSafe has met TraceGuard’s expectations in terms of the goals defined together with IAA at the outset of this pilot program to demonstrate the system’s durability, operational performance and ease of use. The IAA is examining increased use of automation across Ben Gurion, and CompactSafe promises to help improve security and operational efficiency through an automated process."

CompactSafe system is specifically designed to extract traces of explosives and inspect passenger baggage in conjunction with security equipment currently in use. Company officials say the system also has capabilities to detect narcotics or other hazardous materials.

“TraceGuard is very proud to have completed this second pilot program at Ben Gurion Airport with the cooperation and participation of the Israel Airport Authority," said Ehud Ganani, chairman and chief executive officer of TraceGuard. "Ben Gurion is one of the most respected airports in the world, and it is an honor for us to be given the opportunity to demonstrate CompactSafe's capabilities with the IAA in this important and unique location. We believe that CompactSafe offers a unique solution to improving explosives detection, one of the critical challenges in aviation security today, and we are confident that this demonstration will resonate both in Israel and beyond.”

Topics: Ben Gurion
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