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Spanish Government alliance for explosive detection testing.

Guardian Technologies International : 26 September, 2007  (Company News)
European testing of PinPoint explosive detection technology to use live ordnance supplied by Spanish Government anti-terrorism agency.
Guardian Technologies International has announced a scheduled image collection initiative of highly-volatile explosives in Madrid sponsored by TEDAX.

TEDAX is the elite Spanish government agency, a part of the Civil Guard, charged with safeguarding people and property against terrorist activity. The data collection initiative is intended to expand PinPoint's ability to detect a range of explosive compounds that have been identified by security agencies in Spain and the rest of the European Union as among the gravest threats.

The TEDAX initiative, scheduled for the week of October 8, 2007, represents the latest phase in a series of successful performance enhancements of Guardian's unique and proprietary PinPoint technology. The live-explosives data collection will follow an operational concept test and demonstration that took place earlier this year at Barajas International Airport in Madrid. The collection of these live explosives will be conducted under TEDAX's full authority established under the directive of "Official Commitment of Public Interest."

Guardian will collect thousands of x-ray images that will be used to develop unique signatures for each new explosive compound by processing the images through PinPoint's proprietary supervised artificial intelligence platform. These new signatures will be used to update PinPoint's threat assessment database.
"Since the 2004 Madrid train bombings, Spain's government has been at the forefront in the effort to identify advanced technologies that can provide protection from the type of highly destructive explosives used by terrorist groups," said Bill Donovan, President and Chief Operating Officer of Guardian Technologies International. "We are honored to have been invited by TEDAX to conduct this data collection initiative in an environment where highly unstable compounds will be handled. We believe this is truly a milestone event that will take us one important step closer to commercializing PinPoint in the potentially lucrative European market, and eventually worldwide."

Guardian's PinPoint product line uses breakthrough technology designed to significantly improve the performance of x-ray screening devices by providing security personnel vastly improved abilities to identify explosives, drugs and other threats.

Guardian is working with EGC Informatics and one of the world's largest security companies to address the aviation security markets in both Spain and Portugal. This will be used as the platform to introduce PinPoint's capabilities throughout the remainder of Europe. Passenger traffic in Spain's 47 airports is growing at nearly 10% per year and may reach the 200 million passenger mark within a year. Portugal's passenger traffic growth rate at their 12 main airports is similar to Spain's and has precipitated the need for substantial airport expansion to meet the demand.

Initially designed for the concerns of aviation security, PinPoint will improve screener efficiency, reduce unnecessary traveler delays, and provide airport ownership with a return on their technology investment. Additionally, the software can be used for building security and train stations that are rapidly becoming a major security concern around the world.

Guardian's PinPoint platform and product suite is protected by a robust patent portfolio. The Company is developing new technologies and plans to acquire complimentary technologies to accelerate their high-growth business model.
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