Smiths Detection to Supply U.S. Customs and Border Protection Miniaturized
Chemical Identification Technology
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.”
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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.
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Dana Knox-Gower, Director of Communications & Marketing for the Americas
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