HAMBURG, GERMANY--(Marketwired - October 06, 2015) - Morpho (Safran), through its subsidiary Morpho Detection, today announced a contract with the German Federal Police for 160 Itemiser® 4DX explosives trace detectors (ETD).
Under terms of the contract, Itemiser 4DX is currently deployed to screen passengers and baggage at airport checkpoints throughout Germany to ensure compliance with new EU legislation for enhanced explosives screening. In addition, local Morpho Detection partner ELP GmbH will provide maintenance services to ensure maximum system uptime and peak performance. A lightweight, portable desktop system powered by a non-radioactive ITMS™ (Ion Trap Mobility Spectrometer) source, Itemiser 4DX detects and identifies trace amounts of explosives on skin, clothing, carried items, bags, vehicles and other surfaces.
"The German Federal Police helps secure air travel at some of the busiest airports in Europe and we are thrilled they have recognized the operational and detection capabilities of Itemiser 4DX by selecting it to protect travelers," said Karen Bomba, president and CEO, Morpho Detection. "The ability of Itemiser 4DX to non-invasively detect and identify explosives in challenging environments, combined with Morpho's global service partnerships, helps airports increase return on investment (ROI) while planning for growth and evolving security mandates."
Optimized for ease-of-use and mobility, Itemiser 4DX eliminates the administrative, regulatory, storage and shipping requirements associated with a radiation-emitting trace detection source. By leveraging long-life consumables and internal calibration, Itemiser 4DX seeks to minimize operational costs for airports and air cargo facilities, law enforcement agencies and government and critical infrastructure installations.
Currently approved for passenger and cargo screening throughout European Civil Aviation Conference's (ECAC) 44 member nations, more than 850 Itemiser 4DX ETD have been shipped to airports throughout Europe. More than 23,000 Morpho ETD systems have been supplied to airports, air cargo facilities, law enforcement agencies and secure locations worldwide.
Itemiser 4DX is on display and available for demonstrations in stand 212 Hall B6 at inter airport Europe, October 6-9 in Munich, Germany.
For more information on Morpho's detection products, visit www.morphodetection.com.
About Morpho Detection
Morpho Detection, part of Morpho, Safran's (SAF.PA) 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, 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.
Morpho (Safran) is a global leader in identity and security solutions for an increasingly digital and connected world. We employ more than 8,600 people in 55 countries and generated revenues of more than EUR1.5 billion in 2014. Backed by more than 40 years of experience in biometrics, our unique expertise lies in developing innovative technologies for a wide range of markets and applications for people, governments and business. Morpho contributes to managing identities, protecting borders, detecting threats, supporting law enforcement and providing trusted on-line transactions and services. Our solutions protect identities, ensure safety and safeguard privacy, for easier, everyday lives.