New radiation detector launched

May 5, 2011 at 12:09 PM
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DANBURY, Conn., May 5 (UPI) -- A new, more accurate hand-held radiation detector to identify radiological and nuclear threats has been launched by Smiths Detection of Connecticut.

"RadSeeker puts the most powerful and accurate radiation detection capabilities literally in the palm of the hand," said Brian Boso, Smiths Detection chief scientist. "We believe it will greatly increase accuracy, efficiency and versatility in finding and identifying rad-nuc threats.

"Smiths Detection is now able to provide technology that can detect threats in all major areas of concern to national and homeland security, including: chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear and explosive."

Designed to meet the requirements of both the industry's ANSI N42.34-2006 performance standard and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Domestic Nuclear Detection Office, RadSeeker offers greater speed and accuracy in detecting and identifying radiological and nuclear threat materials, including masked and shielded special nuclear materials.

The company said RadSeeker maintains accuracy in all operating conditions through a patent-pending automatic stabilization process that eliminates the need for field or periodic recalibration.

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