EDGEWOOD, Md., May 13 (UPI) -- Maryland's Smiths Detection launched its new threat detection solution designed to help military and security authorities counter chemical warfare.
Smiths Detection says its new LCD-Nexus technology, based on a design originally conceived for the U.S. Defense Department's Joint Chemical Agent Detector program, is capable of providing authorities with real-time warnings of chemical warfare and industrial chemical threats.
The LCD-Nexus uses Smith Detection's Ion Mobility Spectrometry technologies along with its dopant and miniature pre-concentrators that company officials suggest increases the threat detection system's sensitivity.
Smiths Detection says its LCD-Nexus is a portable technology that can be deployed in the field with emergency responders and also military personnel operating in dangerous combat areas.
"The LCD-Nexus simultaneously samples for traces of chemical warfare agents and toxic industrial chemicals to provide real-time warning for threats … the LCD-Nexus an obvious choice for civilian and military users," Simon Read, Smiths Detection Global Military and Emergency Response product manager, said in a statement.