Safran’s security business Morpho Detection announced its Itemiser® DX explosives trace detectors surpassed 5,000 units shipped worldwide

Lightweight desktop systems deployed to detect explosives and narcotics at secure locations

WILMINGTON, Mass., 04-6-2014 — /EuropaWire/ — Morpho (Safran), through its subsidiary Morpho Detection, today announced it has surpassed 5,000 desktop Itemiser® DX explosives trace detectors (ETD) shipped worldwide.

A lightweight, portable desktop system, Itemiser DX can detect residue from explosives and narcotics on skin, clothing, parcels, bags, cargo, vehicles and other surfaces. First introduced in 2009 and currently certified by six global regulatory agencies, Itemiser DX units have been deployed to airport checkpoints, checked baggage and air cargo screening facilities, critical infrastructure and secure locations around the world.

“Morpho Detection is thrilled our customers have recognized the capabilities of Itemiser DX by helping us reach this milestone,” said Karen Bomba, president and CEO, Morpho Detection. “Itemiser DX is the result of tireless efforts by Morpho to develop solutions that help our customers meet current and emerging security challenges. Congratulations to the men and women of Morpho Detection.”

The most recent version of the Itemiser® desktop product family, Itemiser DX incorporates Morpho’s ITMS™ trace technology into an easy-to-use desktop package that can make security screenings more productive and efficient.

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About Morpho Detection 
Morpho Detection, LLC, part of Morpho, Safran’s (PAR: SAF) security business, is a leading supplier of explosives and narcotics and chemical, radiological, and nuclear detection systems for government, military, air and ground transportation, first responder, critical infrastructure and other high-risk organizations. Morpho Detection integrates computed tomography, Raman spectroscopy, trace (ITMS™), mass spectrometry, X-ray and X-ray Diffraction technologies into solutions that can make security activities more accurate, productive and efficient. Morpho Detection’s solutions are deployed to help protect people and property the world over.


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