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Shipment tracking system to incorporate nuclear threat detection

Hi-G-Tek : 26 March, 2009  (New Product)
Collaboration between RFID sensor supplier and nuclear detection company to result in threat detection improvements on cargo shipments
Hi-G-Tek, a developer and manufacturer of active-RFID (Radio Frequency Identification) sensing and control solutions for tracking high-value cargo and sensitive materials, has established a Letter of Intent working relationship with Trojan Defense, a nuclear electronics research firm currently under contract with the Domestic Nuclear Detection Office, Department of Homeland Security. Through this business agreement, Trojan Defense will supply its low power solid-state neutron sensor, currently under development, for integration into Hi-G-Tek's portfolio of RFID seals, locks and readers.

Ultimately, this will enable Hi-G-Tek's customers, including the Department of Defence (DoD), to effectively manage its international logistics supply chain, but will also add a needed layer of security to global shipments. Monitoring in-transit shipments allows for the early detection and warning of the presence of dangerous nuclear materials, well before screening at the destination port, as well as the tracing of these materials back to the country of origin. This solution provides national authorities with the ability to attribute the source of nuclear shipments and ultimately deter those who would ship dangerous unauthorized nuclear materials. Together, Hi-G-Tek and Trojan Defense will help improve maritime security through the Practice of Safe Shipping, which is meant to provide distributors with a physical seal and sensor-based barrier designed to indicate the presence of weapons of mass destruction (WMD) in international shipments.

"We are pleased to work with Hi-G-Tek's premier scientists and engineers to create a global security and defence architecture designed to meet this pressing need," said Matthew Schor, CEO, Trojan Defense. "The recent maritime attack in Mumbai is but the latest indication that a solution to this global nuclear threat is sorely needed."

Avi Lichtash, Vice President of Product Management & Engineering, Hi-G-Tek, said, "This relationship is truly a marriage of best-in-breed technologies that provide highly effective, pioneering security solutions to protect both global and national interests. Hi-G-Tek's experience and knowledge of cargo security measures, and Trojan's unparalleled nuclear electronics detection capabilities, provide the ideal maritime security solution."
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