Security Technologies

Company Announcements

Ingersoll Rand Security Technologies agreed to jointly market and sell HiEnergy Technologies’ SIEGMA explosives detection and confirmation system.

RAE Systems integrated its chemical and radiation product lines into MDI Security Systems’ ONE Unified Technology platform.

Thermo Fisher Scientific’s Santa Fe, New Mexico radiation detection equipment manufacturing facility will cease operations in March, according to the Associated Press, resulting in the loss of 40 jobs.

Singapore Technologies Electronics commenced sales and marketing of QRSciences’ Te-03 Explosive Detection System in several Asian countries and parts of the Middle East last fall.

Sniffex changed its name to Homeland Safety International.

Smiths Detection’s fiscal 2006 sales increased 12% to £411.8 million ($735.4 million). Sales to transportation and airport authorities accounted for one-third of sales and 85% of sales were made directly to governments.

Smiths Detection signed a letter of intent with RedX Defense, a maker of fluorescent detection inks, to jointly develop an explosives screening system for subways.

Under a technical and marketing agreement, Smiths Detection will use Telops’s electro optical technology for standoff detection to enhance its chemical and biological detection products.

US Genomics signed a teaming agreement with Northrop Grumman to commercialize its single molecule detection technology.

In January, OSI’s Rapiscan Systems settled an infringement suit brought by SAIC, alleging that its gamma-ray based cargo inspection systems infringed a SAIC patent.

Product Introductions

HiEnergy Technologies launched the modular, suitcase-borne SIEGMA 3M3 explosives detection.

American Science and Engineering introduced its second-generation multiview Z Portal drive-through cargo and vehicle screening system.

Smiths Detection introduced the Tadar people-screening portal based on passive millimeter wave technology.

Smiths Detection released the wearable Lightweight Chemical Detector for the first responder market.

Sales/Orders of Note

Applied Biosystems received a $24.5 million contract from the US Department of Defense to further develop a prototype instrument system to improve the identification of infectious diseases for epidemiological and biosecurity purposes and to enable wider deployment.

L-3 Communications received a $40 million order from the Transportation Security Administration for its eXaminer 3DX explosives detection system and upgrades.

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