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Ion TRACK INSTRUMENT (ITI)
lon Track Instruments, Inc.
Facsimile (617) 273-3066
ION TRACK INSTRUMENTS, INC.
ExPLOSIVE DETECTION CAPABILITIES
ITI's commercially available explosive detectors can be helpful in detecting 84% of the FAA's future perceived threats (see attached charts). They can be helpful in detecting 99% of the current threat. This level of detection is unmatched in the world in any continuous explosive detector. This performance is the result of over twenty years of experience designing and manufacturing explosive detectors.
ITI is the world's leading supplier of explosive detection instruments, with an estimated 80% market share. ITI is the leading supplier of explosive detection systems to the U.S. Nuclear Power Industry and the U.S. Army. ITI's installed base of more than 400 walk through explosive detectors currently protects a majority of the U.S. Nuclear Power Plants from terrorist attack. The need to protect such high risk facilities was recognized by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission which mandated through locFR 73.55 that each plant screen individuals entering the protected area for explosives and firearms. ITI and it's affiliate U.K. companies also protect the Houses of Parliament, and several airports worldwide.
ITI introduced the world's first successful walk through explosive detector (Model 75), in 1978, after five years of research and development. ITI's current generation of equipment (Model 85) is capable of screening one person every six (6) seconds, in a nonintrusive manner, for explosives and firearms. ITI has also successfully completed a variety of special applications development programs under contract from the United States Government agencies, including the Department of Transportation.
Terrorist incidents are on the rise and many facilities that were once considered low risk for such attacks are now searching for equipment and systems to protect themselves. To date, facilities located in the U.S. have escaped relatively unscathed. The future doesn’t hold the same promise.
ITI, through, its extensive experience, in explosive detection, is uniquely positioned to help organizations defend themselves from such deadly threats.
ITI's product line includes walk-through and hand-held systems, that use proven technology, to detect a wide variety of high explosives including those commonly used by terrorists.
ITI's line of products using this technology show a high degree of sensitivity. While no system can guarantee immunity under all circumstances, each of ITI's products when properly used, can enhance security significantly in such applications as:
o Personnel Screening
ITI, under the sponsorship of the FAA, is pursuing an on-going research effort to develop advanced detectors which will apply a new technological approach to vapor detection. This approach builds on the extensive body of knowledge developed by ITI through its years of practical experience in the U.S. and abroad. While there are many promising technologies currently being researched by others for use in explosive detection, many of these technologies represent attempts to apply techniques originally intended for other purposes and have yet to be proved in practical day to day use.
ITI's other sophisticated security products include a complete line of weapons detectors. ITI also supplies high speed leak detection and quality control instrumentation for Industrial applications and computer assisted video imaging systems for laboratory use.
Ion Track Instruments, Inc., of Burlington, Massachusetts is a wholly owned subsidiary of Meggitt Holdings PLC of Wimborne, Dorset, England. Meggitt Holdings PLC is a rapidly expanding product oriented group of companies engaged in the manufacture and supply of advanced engineering products for a variety of specialty applications. Specific areas of their expertise are in Aerospace and Defense, Industrial Controls and Instrumentation, Energy Engineering, Electronics and Engineering Distribution.
1969 Designed and built the world's most sensitive tracer gas leak detector.
1970 Modified the leak detector to detect dynamite explosives.
1971 Successfully introduced the world's first continuous sniffing dynamite detector in active service. Apprehended the first terrorists by detecting dynamite on suspect hands in Northern Ireland.
1972 Successfully completed research to improve selectivity of dynamite detector for the UK Government.
1973 Introduced the first hand held bomb detectors in the USA for EOD applications.
1975 Designed portable forensic analysis for explosives.
1976 Made the world's first automatic combined x-ray and explosives sniffer for airline bags.
1976 Made the world's first continuous sniffing TNT detector.
1977 Successfully completed a research project for the FAA to produce a baggage pumping and detection system for explosives.
1978 Introduced the ITI Model 75, the world's first automatic walk-through explosives detector. Began installation in US Nuclear Power Stations.
1979 Installed Model 75's into the Houses of Parliament in the UK. Bombings on average were 2 per year for the preceding 10 years. Since installation, no bomb incidents have occurred.
1979 The sister company of ITI was awarded the prestigious Queens Award for Technology for the work in designing the Model 75.
1980-81 Successfully completed development project in conjunction with the FAA to improve sensitivity of the walkthrough detector. Demonstrated detection of dynamite and commercial TNT at tests in SANDIA labs from explosives placed below one layer of clothing on the body.
1983 Introduced the ITI Model 85 Walk-thru portable detector capable of detecting dynamite and TNT.
1985. Designed and produced ITI Model 97.
1987 Carried out research for the FAA to improve detection of explosives.
1988 Supplied Model 97's to US Army.
1989 Further research work for FAA has resulted in detection of pure RDX in real time in the ITI laboratory.