IRVINE, Calif. -- HiEnergy Technologies, Inc. (the "Company" or "HiEnergy"), creator of the first neutron-based stoichiometric explosive diagnostic devices, announced today that it performed another successful demonstration of its SIEGMA 3E3 system at the International Association of Bomb Technicians and Investigators (IABTI) 33rd Annual International In-Service Training Conference, "Countering Terrorism: Civilian & Military Members in Unison," which was held during the week of June 19 in Palm Desert, California.
HiEnergy demonstrated the SIEGMA 3E3, a suitcase-borne system for the detection and identification of Improvised Explosive Devices or IEDs, the official term for homemade bombs, at the 4 day summit of over 600 security professionals from 8 countries that included U.S. local, state and federal law enforcement, the military and other explosive specialists. During live demonstrations, the SIEGMA 3E3 interrogated various packages and containers, and in each case was able to correctly diagnose explosives from non-explosives with no "false positives" or "false negatives", and a probability of detection near 100%.
"As the industry leader in neutron-based diagnostic technology -- HiEnergy was the sole exhibitor of a neutron device among a field of over one hundred products shown at the conference," stated Dr. Bogdan C. Maglich, Chairman and CEO. "In the tradition of the IABTI, we want security professionals to be familiar with new cutting-edge methods such as our Stoitech enabled systems and the tremendous enhancements that can be accomplished with the incorporation of these critical diagnostic tools in their arsenal."
Prior to the Palm Desert demo, the SIEGMA 3E3 system was showcased on June 13 to an audience of more than 30 counter-terrorism and homeland security professionals from the greater San Francisco Bay Area at the Alameda County Sheriffs Office -- Office of Emergency Services in Dublin, California. It performed live blind-tests with real explosives before the representatives from the Alameda County Sheriff's Office -- OES Bomb Squad, Sonoma County Sheriffs Department -- Bomb Squad, San Jose Police Bomb Squad, Walnut Creek Police Bomb Squad, F.B.I. Explosives -- Bomb Squad, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco & Firearms (ATF), San Francisco Bay Area Rapid Transit District (BART), Department of Public Transportation-Municipal Railway (MUNI), San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (MTA), California Department of Transportation (Caltrans), and the San Mateo County Transit District (SamTrans).
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