Tuesday, 17 April 2012

Implant Sciences adds printing kit for QS-H150 handheld explosives detector

Implant Sciences (OTCQB:IMSC) Tuesday announced a key product enhancement for its Quantum Sniffer QS-H150 handheld explosives trace detectors.
The company said the new QS-H150 printing kit will give users the ability to print detection results from its QS-H150 Sniffer, a device that rapidly detects trace amounts of a number of military, commercial, and homemade explosives, without using radioactive materials.
Implant said the QS-H150 printing kit will enable Sniffer users to create a permanent record of the explosives screening activity.
"The ability to print detection results increases the usefulness of the QS-H150 in several market segments, including checkpoint screening and air cargo," said Implant Sciences president and CEO Glenn D. Bolduc in a statement Tuesday.
"Implant Sciences' commitment to satisfying customer needs has helped make our products the choice of security professionals around the world."
Available for purchase now, the kit includes a small, portable thermal printer, an interface cable, and paper, said the company.
The system can be configured in either automatic or manual printing modes, it added.
Each printout provides complete sample information including date and time, substances detected, and system performance parameters, among other information.
The company, which supplies detection systems for homeland security and defense markets, noted that the QS-H150 portable explosives trace detector has received "qualified anti-terrorism technology designation".
Implant's other key product, its explosives and narcotics trace detector, known as the QS-B220 bench-top, has received a developmental testing and evaluation designation by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.
Implant said that the QS-H150 explosives trace detector uses Ion Mobility Spectrometry (IMS) to rapidly detect and identify trace amounts of a wide variety of explosives. The company added that the QS-H150 features a low-maintenance design that is self-calibrating and self-clearing.
Earlier this month, the company announced that its explosives and narcotics trace detectors would be be used at the Sixth Summit of the Americas, where 34 heads of state and government of the Americas convened in Cartagena, Colombia on April 14 and 15, 2012.
Implant said that the Colombian National Police chose the trace detection equipment as part of its security plan at the summit. The systems were set-up at entry checkpoints as the primary explosives screening mechanism for bags, people and briefcases in a layered security environment.
The company’s share price closed at 94 cents on Monday.

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