Smiths Detection to Supply U.S. Customs and Border Protection Miniaturized Chemical Identification Technology

  Smiths Detection to Supply U.S. Customs and Border Protection Miniaturized   Chemical Identification Technology  Business Wire  DANBURY, Conn. -- February 24, 2014  Smiths Detection has been contracted by U.S. Customs and Border Protection to supply it miniaturized technology for fast and comprehensive in-field analysis of unknown suspicious substances at borders and points of entry.  A leader in ruggedizing and downsizing laboratory technology, Smiths Detection makes a range of portable and handheld systems used to identify suspected illegal or threat materials including narcotics, explosives, Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMDs) and Toxic Industrial Chemicals (TICs).  Latest product introductions have included HazMatID Elite, a Fourier-Transform Infrared Spectrometer (FT-IR) which identifies material based on its light absorption, and ACE-ID, a Raman chemical identifier that uses a laser to identify solids and liquids through certain plastics and glass.  Bob Bohn, Vice President, U.S. Sales, Smiths Detection, said:“Smiths Detection combines cutting-edge technology in an easy-to-handle package for use in the field and in challenging environments. Our technology allows government agencies like the Customs and Border Protection to make fast decisions helping to reduce exposure, time and costs when dealing with a suspected threat or illegal substances.”  For more product information, please visit: http://www.smithsdetection.com/en/products-solutions/chemical-identification.html  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.  Follow us @smithsdetection  Contact:  Media Contacts: Blueprint Communications Chad Kolton 571-414-0730 chad@blueprintcomms.com or Smiths Detection Dana Knox-Gower, Director of Communications & Marketing for the Americas 203-207-9726 dana.gower@smithsdetection.com