SMITHS DETECTION'S HazMatID ELITE RECEIVES SILVER AWARD FOR PORTABLE
ANALYTICAL INSTRUMENT DESIGN
Leading Chemical Identifier Once Again Acknowledged for Its Easy to Use,
EDGEWOOD, MD., Sept. 20, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The Smiths Detection
HazMatID Elite has received the Portable Analytical Instrument Industrial
Design Silver Award from Instrument Business Outlook (IBO) during their 20th
Annual Industrial Design Awards.
HazMatID Elite is the next generation of the HazMatID, one of the world's most
widely used field-portable solid and liquid chemical identifiers. HazMatID
Elite uses Fourier Transform Infrared Spectroscopy (FTIR) to detect hazardous
chemicals and biological substances in one minute or less. It can identify and
categorize thousands of materials, including chemical warfare agents,
explosives, toxic industrial chemicals, narcotics, and suspicious powders,
among other dangerous chemical classes.
Lance Roncalli, Vice President of Sales, Americas and U.S. Managing Director
for Smiths Detection commented: "HazMatID Elite's lightweight design and
easy-to-use chemical analysis tools were developed specifically with the needs
of military personnel and emergency responders in mind. Its portability and
advanced functionality helps responders react quickly and detect unknown
hazardous substances in emergency situations."
IBO is published by Strategic Directions International, Inc., a leading source
of information related to analytical and life science instrumentation and
equipment for laboratory and on-site applications. Award recipients were
selected based on their industrial design and recognized for their outstanding
achievements in innovation, aesthetics, features and functionality in the
products created for consumers and businesses.
For HazMatID Elite specifications, please visit:
For the IBO Design award citation for HazMatID Elite, please visit here.
Smiths Detection designs and makes advanced solutions to detect and identify
threats including explosives, chemical agents, biohazards, nuclear, radiation,
narcotics, weapons and contraband. A market leader worldwide in providing
layered security technologies, Smiths Detection has major plants in three U.S.
states. It partners federal and state government agencies and first responders
to strengthen homeland security and safeguard the military. Major customers
include the Department of Defense (DoD) and Department of Homeland Security
(DHS). It is part of Smiths Group, a global leader in the practical
application of advanced technologies. Smiths Group employs around 23,000
people, including more than 9,000 in the U.S. where it operates around 100
sites in 40 states.
CONTACT: Chad Kolton, Blueprint Communications,
Dana Knox-Gower, Smiths Detection,
Director of Communications
& Marketing for the Americas,
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