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Suspect package examination system for US Park Police

RedXDefense : 29 July, 2008  (Application Story)
The US Park Police have taken delivery of the portable XPAK device for examining suspect packages for explosive content
After less than one hour of operational instruction, US Park Police effectively used XPAKs to screen packages from randomly chosen attendees at the National Mall Celebration on the 4th of July. Over 500 personal belongings such as purses, duffel bags, coolers, and backpacks were screened over 9 hours of continuous screening operations. Tests were conducted throughout the day in temperatures upward of 85 degrees plus high humidity; the XPAK operated without failure and without false alarms.

"The XPAK met the needs of the US Park Police for the broad venue on the 4th of July for trace explosive screening of people and their belongings as they entered the Monument grounds," commented Lt. Peter Shannon, Commander, ICON Security, one of the primary operators of the XPAK. "The XPAK is simple, easy to use, and extremely rugged - essential attributes for a system used for long periods of time in tough field conditions."

The XPAK, currently deployed in both military and homeland security applications, utilizes a proprietary detection ink that enables arguably the simplest, fastest, and most affordable method to date for the detection of trace amounts of explosives. The technology, developed and exclusively licensed from University of California, San Diego, and further developed by RedX, has many potential uses, including the detection of trace explosives on hands, objects, and vehicles indicative of explosives handling activities and in rapid, widespread screening applications as in mass transit, large events, and visitor centres.

RedXDefense is a complete solution provider for defence against explosive threats. The Company offers a suite of security solutions for guest screening, vehicle and package screening, and security management. RedX products are focused on reducing operational burdens and cost, and on creating a positive user experience. These products serve military, government, and private sector customers with wide-ranging applications from information gathering to vehicle checkpoint screening to high-throughput visitor screening. RedX's innovative products and technology promise to change the way the industry approaches security.
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