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Successful detection test for live explosives

Guardian Technologies International : 25 October, 2007  (New Product)
Successful live explosive detection test in Spain signals entry into European security screening market for Guardian Technologies.
Guardian Technologies International has announced the successful completion of the live, homemade explosives image collection project at a special facility provided by the Spanish government outside Madrid. With the completion of the data collection initiative, the Company will now develop the unique signature qualities necessary to detect a range of homemade explosive compounds that have been identified as among the gravest terrorist threats by security agencies throughout the European Union.

Thousands of images of targeted homemade explosives were collected during this phase of the testing process. The bags used to collect the images were packed to simulate the carry-on luggage that typically passes through airport security checkpoints. The images collected included various shapes and sizes of carry-on bags, varying contents, and known methods of concealment.
"We are very pleased with the results of this much anticipated image collection project in Madrid and believe that we are making exceptional headway on our mission to commercialise PinPoint in Europe," said Bill Donovan, President and Chief Operating Officer of Guardian Technologies International. "We are working diligently to ensure our return to Madrid in November for final testing.

"During the image collection process I had the opportunity to observe the performance of PinPoint, prior to any development adjustments by the scientific staff at Guardian, and the preliminary results significantly exceeded my expectations," said Antonio de Carcer, Product Development Director at Prosegur Group, a multinational security consulting and systems integrator with operations throughout the European Union and Latin America.

"We maintain high expectations that the final PinPoint product will assist our clients to detect explosives and anxiously await the refinement of the signatures for the different types of homemade explosives included in the image collection project."

"Guardian continues the development of strategic relationships throughout the world," said Mr Donovan. "These partnerships with security industry experts are essential to Guardian's future growth."

"Working closely with Antonio de Carcer, we have developed very important relationships with the airport authorities in Spain and Portugal, as well as the government authority overseeing the security of all Spanish government facilities," said Angel Lorie, President of EGC Informatics. "It is our strong belief that Guardian will be the recipient of numerous contracts for PinPoint within each of those markets. It is our expectation that contract negotiations will commence immediately upon completion of the testing, which is scheduled in late November, and that these initial contracts will be the entry point to the entirety of the European Union."

Guardian, under its Marketing and Licensing Agreement with EGC Informatics, has positioned PinPoint to initially address the aviation security markets in both Spain and Portugal, with the intent of expanding the marketing and sales footprint to the remainder of Europe.

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.

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.
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