Smiths Detectionís newly launched Trace-Pro, a
non-radioactive hand-held explosive threat detector, now has the
additional capability to detect and identify TATP (Triacetone
Triperoxide), the explosive substance used in the terrorist attack
in Brussels in March 2016.
This much-needed capability will enable
users of Trace-Pro to identify traces of TATP more easily and aid
covert operations or security operators to screen people, objects
and materials in any location.
Shan Hood, Vice President, Products &
Technology, Smiths Detection, said, ďDue to its chemical makeup,
TATP can be difficult to detect and Trace-Pro now provides an
easy to use solution to identify this challenging substance. Since
Trace-Proís launch in November 2015 we have seen considerable
interest in customers wanting to use this advanced technology for
a wide range of applications, including the military, police,
airports and hotels.Ē
Trace-Pro can deliver a result in less than 10
seconds. Swabs can be taken from people, objects and materials in
any location and the in-built camera and GPS facilitate easy
evidence collection Ė allowing the user to record and store data
in the immediate location of the suspect substance.
Trace-Pro weighs just 1.7 kg and can be
powered by AA commercial batteries.
It also requires minimal user training,
and low cost of
ownership through its re-usable swabs and basic maintenance
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