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Analogic Corp. receives $10 million order for explosives detection systems

Peabody, MA-based Analogic Corp., a provider of medical imaging and aviation security technology, reports that it has received an order from L-3 Communications Security and Detection Systems, Inc., for its EXplosive Assessment Computed Tomography (EXACT) systems.

The order is worth approximately $10 million, says Analogic.

The company notes that the certified eXaminer 3DX explosives detection system, developed in collaboration between Analogic and L-3, incorporates the EXACT subsystem.
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The company also notes that more than 900 eXaminer 3DX systems are installed in airports around the world screening checked baggage; and that the system features multi-slice CT imaging technology and provides full 3-D images of all the contents of a bag, enabling automatic detection of explosives.

This new order is expected to start shipping in the second quarter of fiscal 2010.

Puerto Rico Ports Authority awards Rapiscan 10-year cargo scanning contract

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Torrance, CA-based Rapiscan Systems, Inc., a supplier of security inspection solutions, reports that it has been awarded a 10-year contract from the Puerto Rico Ports Authority (PRPA) to provide a complete turn-key solution for the scanning of all containerized inbound cargo at the Port of San Juan.


Under the terms of the contract, which includes two renewal options for an additional five years each, Rapiscan will provide cargo scanning services using multiple Rapiscan Eagle high-energy X-ray systems at various locations at the port.nike orlando outlet


The Port of San Juan, Rapiscan notes, is a major cargo hub in the Caribbean, handling nearly 1.7 million TEU’s (20-foot equivalent units), including both inbound and outbound, in 2008.


“The cargo scanning initiative at the Port of San Juan represents not only a new business model for the Company but a new model in port security as a first-of-its-kind program which would result in the scanning of all inbound containers at high throughput and low cost,” Deepak Chopra, CEO of Rapiscan’s parent company, OSI Systems, Inc., said in a statement. “

Acro offers new hand-held explosives detectors

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Caesarea, Israel-based Acro, Inc. has signed a license agreement with the technology transfer company of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.


The new technology, developed by Prof. Joseph Almog, former head of the Division of Identification and Forensic Science (DIFS) of the Israel Police, represents a “simple but sensitive and specific color test for the improvised explosive urea nitrate,” the company notes.

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"This new product, which has already been tested and used in Israel, expands our product portfolio. It demonstrates our strategy to help our clients with a broad variety of simple and inexpensive solutions for the intricate problems of explosives detection," says Gadi Aner, CEO of Acro.


Acro's advisory board, the company notes, includes Nobel Prize laureate Prof. K. Barry Sharpless, and Prof. Richard Lerner, President and CEO of The Scripps Research Institute. nike outlet in kissimmee

S&T advisory panel to meet in Washington, DC on January 26-28

The Homeland Security Science and Technology Advisory Committee will meet in closed door sessions in Washington, DC, on January 26-28 to receive top secret briefings on the relationships between science and technology and selected defense-related topics concerning sensitive homeland security matters.

The sessions, which will be closed to the public, will take place at DHS offices on Vermont Avenue, in northwest Washington.

Further information is available from Tiwanda Burse, of the DHS Science & Technology Directorate, at 202-254-6877.belt louis vuitton

InfraGard appoints new PIO

InfraGard has appointed Monique Merhige, president of Infusion Direct Marketing, as the organization’s new public information officer. 

 

InfraGard characterizes itself as a collaborative effort of the FBI and other federal, state, and local law enforcement, government, academic, and private sector experts, meant to help protect America from acts of terrorism and related criminal activity and to strengthen homeland security efforts. On the national level, InfraGard is a network of more than 33,000 FBI-vetted industry professional volunteers serving as critical infrastructure subject-matter experts in one or more sectors. 

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In her new InfraGard position, Merhige will be responsible for communicating the organization’s importance to the security industry, according to a statement. Her company, Infusion, will coordinate all news releases announcing important news, events and industry trends for InfraGard and maintain relationships with editors at top security industry, technology and business publications, according to the statement. 

 

“We welcome Monique as a terrific addition to our team and we look forward to the marketing expertise and direction she and her team at Infusion bring to keep the momentum building for our organization. Our goal is to continue growing the InfraGard organization and increase the safety of our nation by communicating important security issues in a timely manner to our valued members,” Joseph Concannon, InfraGard’s president, said in the statement.

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