NEW YORK, Aug. 28 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- IDO Security Inc., (OTC Bulletin Board: IDOI) a provider of innovative detection solutions for the homeland security market including the MagShoe(TM) high speed shoes-on portable footwear weapons detection system, today announced that it will be introducing its advanced version of the MagShoe worldwide.
"IDO Security has had early success in demonstrating the effectiveness of the MagShoe in some of the highest security environments in Israel , Europe , Africa , and Australia ," said Michael Goldberg , President of IDO Security Inc. "Following extensive testing, the MagShoe has been deployed by the security forces at the Israel Parliament, and the Israeli Prime Minister's Personal Protection Unit. The MagShoe has also been initially deployed by Airlines and Airports in several countries. Now, we will be introducing an advanced model of the MagShoe to the North American marketplace while continuing our efforts in other parts of the world.
With the global rise of terrorism and the threat of weapons hidden in footwear it became evident to the Israeli founders of IDO Security that existing security screening technology was woefully inadequate to rapidly screen large numbers of people for weapons. The MagShoe was developed to be a portable, easy to deploy, cost effective, user friendly rapid step thru shoe screening device that screens footwear for weapons in a very few seconds without the delays, expense and inconvenience of removing the footwear for screening.
MagShoe is complementary to currently used walk through whole body metal detectors, by adding a clear response to shoe screening at ground level. The MagShoe, shoes-on detector not only scans footwear for weapons, it also scans a portion of the lower extremities actually increasing screening effectiveness at the same time it speeds the process and reduces passenger inconvenience.
Furthermore, recent research has suggested that while removing your shoes for the current screening process, we become susceptible to contact with certain bacteria that poses health risks. MagShoe will eliminate those risks as well as speed the screening procedure while adding an additional layer of security.
"I'm excited to be introducing this innovative Israeli developed security screening technology to the North American market as well as the rest of the world," added Mr. Goldberg . "Israeli based companies have been leaders in bringing high technology to market."
About IDO Security
IDO is engaged in the design, development and marketing of devices for the homeland security and loss prevention markets for use in security screening to detect metallic objects concealed on or in footwear, ankles and feet through the use of electro-magnetic fields. These devices were designed specifically for applications in the security screening to complement the current methods for the detection of metallic items during security screenings and at security checkpoints in venues such as airports, prisons, schools, stadiums and other public locations and other venues requiring individual security screening IDO's sole commercial product, "MagShoe" has been issued one patent by the United States Patent and Trademark Office in November 2005 covering various aspects of its unique technology and there is one patent application pending in Israel . In January 2006 , the MagShoe was approved for use by the Department for Transport in the United Kingdom , after fields trials were conducted for the Home Office's Police Scientific Development Branch. In addition, IDO has been certified by the International Organization for Standardization ("ISO") under ISO 9001:2000 compliance for the design, development and manufacture of electronic, electro-optic and electro-mechanical systems