Smiths Detection intros new explosives trace detector

Smiths Detection unveils new product for aviation and infrastructure security.
By Richard Tomkins   |   Sept. 30, 2014 at 2:46 PM

EDGEWOOD , Calif., Sept. 30 (UPI) -- A next-generation explosives trace detector for aviation and infrastructure security has been introduced by Smiths Detection of Maryland.

The IONSCAN 600 features a proprietary non-radioactive Ion Mobility Spectrometry source which eliminates the need for special licensing, handling or disposal requirements.

It weighs just 23 pounds. Its hot-swappable battery provides continued sampling and analysis capability even while the unit is being moved, the company said.

"Accurate explosives detection is crucial for the international security market," said Shan Hood, Smiths Detection's vice president of Product and Technology said. "The new IONSCAN 600 fits into a layered security approach, delivering the detection capability needed, while helping security professionals minimize overhead through its user-friendly configuration, flexibility, and cost advantages."

Smiths Detection unveiled the IONSCAN 600 at the ASIS International show in Atlanta, GA., which began on Monday.

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