BALTIMORE, MD, April 26 / MARKET WIRE/ --
View Systems, Inc. (OTC BB: VYST), a leading homeland defense solutions provider, announced today that the newly acquired Nuclear Radiation Sensor Technology will be integrated with the SecureScan Concealed Weapons Detection Portal.
When complete, this integration will improve and enhance the SecureScan Concealed Weapons Detection Portal by broadening its detection capabilities to include radiation as well as magnetic. The system implementation will provide an autonomous, traceable, and secure method of detecting radioactive materials within an environment.
View Systems has entered into a Cooperative Research and Development Agreement (CRADA) with Battelle Energy Alliance, LLC under contract to the US Department of Energy to market their Nuclear Radiation Sensor Technology. The technology is designed to be used by the Department of Homeland Security, port security, Special Forces, and private security personnel to interdict and prevent a nuclear or radiological attack on the United States.
According to an article in Scientific American, "More than 50 tons of HEU [highly enriched uranium] are in civilian use around the globe to support about 140 reactors employed to conduct scientific or industrial research or to produce radioactive isotopes for medical purposes. These sites are often located in urban areas and are minimally protected by security systems and guards... Improving security is essential" (Glaser & von Hippel, 2006). By incorporating this technology into the existing magnetic sensors of the SecureScan portal, View Systems can help prevent the unauthorized use of radioactive isotopes by intercepting them before they have the opportunity to be destructive.
View Systems' CEO, Gunther Than, states, "The sensors simultaneously detect neutron and gamma radiation emitted by lethal nuclear devices or radioactive isotopes that could be dispersed by less sophisticated explosives such as those in a 'dirty bomb.' We intend to integrate this sensor technology with our other products in the near future. With this equipment, we can help prevent and mitigate the threat of nuclear attacks."
About View Systems, Inc.
View Systems, Inc. provides products to law enforcement, military, government agencies, educational facilities, hotels, event and sport venues, and commercial businesses. View Systems has a network of distributors, licensees and strategic alliance affiliates. View Systems, Inc. designs and develops computer software and hardware used in conjunction with surveillance capabilities for government and law enforcement agencies, commercial security professionals, private businesses and residential consumers. View Systems currently holds the exclusive patents and licenses to market and sell the SecureScan Concealed Weapons Detection Portal and the VFR Visual First Responder Hazmat Camera. The SecureScan system utilizes a technology that senses disturbances in the Earth's magnetic field such as those caused by potential threat objects passing through the portal. The Company's product line consists of the SecureScan II Concealed Weapons Detection System, Visual First Responder, and other biometric recognition products. View Systems has recently integrated a precision optical biometric fingerprint terminal with the SecureScan product.