SMITHS DETECTION'S HazMatID ELITE WINS GOLD IN EXCELLENCE IN DESIGN AWARDS

SMITHS DETECTION'S HazMatID ELITE WINS GOLD IN EXCELLENCE IN DESIGN AWARDS

Leading Chemical Identifier Recognized for Its Easy to Use, Portable Design

EDGEWOOD, Md., July 23, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Smiths Detection's HazMatID
Elite has won the Excellence in Design Gold Award at Appliance Design
Magazine's 26th Annual Excellence in Design Awards. Elite is the next
generation of Smiths Detection's HazMatID, the world's most widely used
field-portable solid and liquid chemical identifier.

Appliance Design Magazine is a leading publication for design engineers in the
global, commercial, and medical appliance/durable goods industry. Its award
recognizes outstanding achievements in innovation, design and functionality in
the products created for consumers and businesses. Winners were selected by a
panel of design experts on the basis of creativity, ease of use and visual
appeal.

Lance Roncalli, Smiths Detection's Managing Director and Vice President of
Sales, Americas, said: "HazMatID Elite was specifically designed with easy to
use functionality to provide military and first responders with quick chemical
analysis and identification in challenging scenarios. Its design advantages
and superior technology help reduce the threats from potentially hazardous
unknown substances."

HazMatID Elite is a portable Fourier Transform Infrared Spectroscopy (FTIR)
identifier used to detect hazardous chemical and biological substances in one
minute or less. The HazMatID Elite can identify and categorize thousands of
materials, including chemical warfare agents, explosives, toxic industrial
chemicals, narcotics, and suspicious powders, among other dangerous chemical
classes.

For HazMatID specifications, please visit:
http://www.smithsdetection.com/HazMatIDElite.php.

For Appliance Design's award citation for HazMatID Elite, please visit:
http://www.appliancedesign.com/articles/93615-eid-gold-hazmatid-elite

Smiths Detection offers advanced security solutions in civil and military
markets worldwide, developing and manufacturing government-regulated
technology products that help detect and identify explosives, chemical and
biological agents, radiological and nuclear threats, narcotics, weapons and
contraband. It is part of Smiths Group, a global leader in applying
integrated, advanced technologies to markets in threat and contraband
detection, energy, medical devices, communications and engineered components.
Smiths Group employs around 23,000 people in more than 50 countries.

CONTACT: Media Contacts:
         Chad Kolton
         Blueprint Communications
         571-414-0730
         chad@blueprintcomms.com
        
         Dana Knox-Gower
         Smiths Detection
         Director of Communications & Marketing
         for the Americas
         203-207-9726
         dana.gower@smithsdetection.com

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