Smiths Detection’s New Handheld Explosives Identifier Improves Responder Safety

  Smiths Detection’s New Handheld Explosives Identifier Improves Responder

         Raman-Based Technology Identifies Substances without Contact

Business Wire

EDGEWOOD, Md. -- October 29, 2013

Smiths Detection today introduces ACE-ID, an advanced, handheld chemical
identifier that has been rigorously tested to ensure its safe use when
analyzing suspected explosives. It also identifies toxic industrial chemicals
(TICs) and narcotics.

In 20 seconds or less, ACE-ID allows explosive ordnance division (EOD) teams,
bomb squads, HazMat technicians, and law enforcement officers to identify
unknown solids and water-based solutions. It uses Raman spectroscopy, a
laser-based technique to identify chemicals. This eliminates the need to
handle potentially dangerous substances and allows analysis through certain
types of glass and plastics. ACE-ID’s advanced laser platform also minimizes
heat to substances that could ignite if explosive.

Ian May, Senior Vice President of Sales, Smiths Detection, said: “Our mission
is to help protect communities and those who serve them. ACE-ID provides an
unparalleled capability to identify explosives with confidence and without the
need for physical contact.”

For more information about ACE-ID, please visit:

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.


Smiths Detection
Dana Knox-Gower, 203-207-9726
Director of Communications and Marketing for the Americas
Blueprint Communications
Chad Kolton, 571-414-0730
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