CATSA orders 63 desktop explosive trace detectors from Morpho Detection

NEWARK, Calif. – May 15, 2012 - Morpho Detection, Inc. (MDI), the explosives and narcotics detection business of Morpho, Safran group’s security unit, today announced an order from the Canadian Air Transport Security Authority (CATSA) for 63 next-generation Itemiser DX desktop explosives trace detection (ETD) systems. Valued at more than $2 million, these systems will be deployed to airports in Canada to support passenger and baggage screening efforts.

First certified by the U.S. Transportation Security Administration (TSA) in 2009, Itemiser DX utilizes Ion Trap Mobility Spectroscopy (ITMS) trace technology to simultaneously analyze both positive and negative ions from a single sample, providing unparalleled threat and contraband detection. Simultaneous detection enables Itemiser DX to detect a broad range of explosives and narcotics quickly and accurately, in a desktop package that is lightweight and portable. As a result, Itemiser DX can help airports increase efficiency and ROI on security infrastructure investments.

"Morpho Detection is pleased CATSA has recognized the operational capabilities of Itemiser DX by placing their first order for this industry-leading desktop trace solution," said Brad Buswell, president and CEO, Morpho Detection, Inc. "Our work with CATSA is another example of Morpho Detection’s commitment to helping enhance the accuracy and efficiency of the aviation security screening processes through the deployment of advanced technologies."

Globally approved by five regulatory agencies, Itemiser DX is deployed at airport checkpoints, checked baggage screening and air cargo transportation facilities, critical infrastructure and other secure locations around the world. More than 30,000 Morpho Detection trace solutions are helping protect people and property worldwide.

For more information on Morpho’s detection products, visit www.morphodetection.com.

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