|[March 03, 2014]
Smiths Detection Launches New Portable Identification Technology Targeting Illicit Drugs
EDGEWOOD, Md. --(Business Wire)--
Smiths Detection has introduced an advanced handheld identifier that
provides a quick and accurate field analysis of a wide range of illicit
drugs and controlled substances.
Target (News - Alert)-ID™ is the first Fourier-Transform Infrared (FTIR) spectroscopy
system developed specifically for field deployed narcotics
identification to be released in 10 language configurations including
Spanish, Portuguese and Chinese.
The easy-to-use device provides a cost-effective tool for police,
government agencies, correctional officers, and other security entities
that need to rapidly assess suspected narcotics. These include opioids,
amphetamines, prescription medications, as well as new synthetic
cathinones and cannabinoids, the so-called designer drugs.
Combining the power, speed, and accuracy of FTIR with a library of up to
2,500 narcotics, precursors, and common cutting compounds, Target-ID
returns the forensic laboratory quality results that the legal system
demands in a matter of seconds without damaging or degrading evidence.
Target-ID also allows users to define their own library matches to help
identify trafficking rings and localized varieties of narcotics.
Shan Hood, Interim Vice President Product & Technology, said: "We have
combined best-in-class FTIR technology with over a decade of narcotics
detection experience to dvelop Target-ID. It is the latest addition to
our product portfolio that aids in the successful detection and
identification of chemicals, explosives, radiological materials, and
contraband. Combined with Smiths Detection's renowned product support,
Target-ID provides unrivalled capability for law enforcement and
security personnel around the world."
Target-ID premiers at PITTCON, a global analytical instrumentation forum
held at the McCormick Place, Chicago, IL, March 3-6. For more
information about Target-ID, please visit: http://www.smithsdetection.com/index.php/en/products-solutions/explosives-narcotics-detection/61-explosives-narcotics-detection/target-id.html#.Uw29Dvl_t8k
Detection offers advanced security solutions in civil and military
markets worldwide, developing and manufacturing government-regulated
technology products that help detect and identify explosives, chemical
and biological agents, radiological and nuclear threats, narcotics,
weapons and contraband. It is part of Smiths
Group, a global leader in applying integrated, advanced technologies
to markets in threat and contraband detection, energy, medical devices,
communications and engineered components. Smiths Group employs around
23,000 people in more than 50 countries.
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