ICx Technologies Delivers Underwater Radiation Detectors for Deployment by U.S. Coast Guard

OAK RIDGE, Tenn., Oct. 29 /PRNewswire/ -- ICx Technologies, a developer of advanced technology solutions for homeland and military security, announced today that it has completed delivery to Thermo Fisher of nearly 250 identiFINDER-U(TM) hand-held radiation detectors for deployment by the U.S. Coast Guard. Orders for a further 23 have recently been received for delivery by the end of 2007.

The identiFINDER-U is the underwater operable version of the identiFINDER series of hand-held digital gamma spectrometers. Providing all the features of the standard version, the identiFINDER-U is watertight to depths of up to 33 feet. The device is also suitable for other harsh, high humidity environments.

"We are pleased to be supporting the U.S. Coast Guard in its critical patrol mission," said Juergen Stein, president and CEO of ICx's radiation business unit based in Oak Ridge. "Playing a part in their protection of our shores and waterways is a privilege we do not take lightly."

The identiFINDER family of handheld, digital gamma spectrometer and dose rate measurement instruments allows the user to locate a radioactive or nuclear source and, once found, identify the isotope(s) in an easy to use, three key (plus on/off) system. The identiFINDER combines high sensitivity with a wide dose rate range, performing gamma spectrometry and nuclide identification with performance that meets or exceeds ANSI N42.34 for radiation detection.

ICx Technologies is dedicated to the detection of radiological and nuclear threats, providing radiation measurement, monitoring and detection instruments predominantly used for Homeland Security applications, but also serving first responders, research establishments, nuclear power plants, industrial, environmental and medical customers.

ICx Technologies offers a comprehensive suite of products and solutions to protect people and facilities from new and imminent physical security risks and chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear and explosive (CBRNE) threats.

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ICx develops advanced technologies for effective security solutions. ICx sensors detect and identify chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear and explosive (CBRNE) materials. ICx surveillance products discern people and objects invisible to human senses and conventional cameras. ICx software and systems connect, command and control these security devices, while its intelligence and special-operations experts provide the unique insight that drives the company's innovation. ICx has manufacturing and research facilities in the United States , Canada and Europe .

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