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Microsemi, Brijot accelerate dev't of body scanners

Posted: 19 Mar 2010     Print Version  Bookmark and Share

Keywords:body scanners  non-invasive  privacy 

To meet the surge in market demand for whole body imaging systems for security in airports and other public facilities, Microsemi Corporation and Brijot Imaging Systems, Inc., have stepped up on their joint development programme for Brijot's noninvasive whole body imagers which protect the traveller's privacy and health.

Brijot's whole body imagers screen people for concealed metallic and non-metallic weapons, explosives, drugs and other contraband without showing anatomical detail or exposing the traveller to harmful radiation which is coming under increasing scrutiny as a health risk. This plan comes in the wake of Brijot's recent orders for Microsemi's SecureWave millimetre wavesecurity products that include W-band sensors and value-added manufacturing services.

"Microsemi and Brijot are technology and market leaders in millimetre wave solutions," said James J. Peterson, president and CEO of Microsemi. "The demand for whole body imaging systems has never been greater at airports and other public facilities throughout the world. Microsemi and Brijot are committed to provide millimetre wave technology that is unrivalled in privacy, safety, effectiveness and reliability."

Leaders in numerous countries have demanded greater use of whole body imaging technology that protects the privacy and health of the travelling public. Both companies expect demand to continue to increase in 2010.

Microsemi's Ka to W-band sub-systems and related products are designed into active and passive systems which can detect both metallic and non-metallic items. Brijot recently announced the launch of two new solutions in their suite of people screening technology; SafeScreen and MobileScan. The two systems are designed to meet the critical requirements of privacy, throughput, portability and size, to overcome challenges faced by airports and other public facilities burdened by limited space and power requirements.

SafeScreen is highly compact and can be combined with existing passenger screening solutions to enhance primary screening capabilities. MobileScan is a self-contained unit on wheels that is touted as the industry's first fully portable whole body imaging system. It can be easily moved, plugged in and operational within minutes of arrival at any location without changing any existing infrastructure. MobileScan is ideal for both primary screening and secondary screening, or for use in conjunction with intelligence for random screening.

"Brijot is fully prepared to meet the escalating need for noninvasive whole body imaging systems, whether in the United States or elsewhere in the world," said Mitchel J. Laskey, president and CEO of Brijot. "We are especially pleased to partner with Microsemi to provide body scanners that are unsurpassed in their reliability and accuracy. We take pride in providing the highest level of security to travellers while protecting both their privacy and health."

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