UK certifies Morpho Detection’s Itemiser DX solution for air cargo screening

NEWARK, Calif. – May 16, 2012 - Morpho Detection, Inc. (MDI), the explosives and narcotics detection business of Morpho, Safran group’s security unit, today announced its next-generation Itemiser DX desktop explosives trace detection (ETD) system has been certified for air cargo screening by the U.K. Department for Transport (DfT).

This certification from U.K. DfT is an important recognition of Itemiser DX’ ability to protect the air cargo supply chain. As a result, Itemiser DX is now available for quick, accurate detection of explosives at air cargo facilities throughout the U.K. where it can help air cargo facilities and operators increase efficiency and ROI on security infrastructure investments.

First certified by U.K. DfT for passenger airport checkpoints and checked baggage screening in 2010, Morpho Detection’s Itemiser DX delivers fast, accurate detection of explosives in a desktop package that is reliable, cost effective and portable. By utilizing ITMS™ trace technology to simultaneously analyze both positive and negative ions from a single sample, Itemiser DX provides unparalleled detection capabilities.

“Morpho Detection is very pleased DfT has approved our next-generation trace detection solution for use at air cargo facilities throughout the U.K.,” said Emmanuel Mounier, president and CEO, Morpho Detection International, Inc., the international sales and service division of Morpho Detection. “Morpho Detection is committed to providing the most advanced solutions to help air cargo facilities meet current and emerging security challenges with minimal impact on the flow of commerce.”

Approved by five global regulatory agencies, Itemiser DX is deployed at air cargo and transportation facilities around the world. The next-generation of the Itemiser desktop product family, the first trace detectors to simultaneously detect positive and negative ions, more than 3,000 Itemiser DX units have been sold worldwide since its introduction in 2009.

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