SOURCE: Morpho Detection

Morpho Detection

June 24, 2015 08:00 ET

Air Canada Cargo Again Selects Morpho's Itemiser DX for Enhanced Screening

ANDOVER, MA--(Marketwired - June 24, 2015) - Morpho (Safran), through its subsidiary Morpho Detection, today announced a follow-up order from Air Canada Cargo for Itemiser® DX explosives trace detectors (ETD) with service contracts to screen air cargo.

Following a successful deployment in 2014, Air Canada Cargo has purchased additional Itemiser DX units to replace legacy systems and maintain compliance with Transport Canada's air cargo screening regulations. The government department responsible for developing transportation security procedures, Transport Canada maintains a Qualified Equipment and Services List to help industry maintain compliance with Canada's air cargo security regulations.

"Morpho is pleased Air Canada Cargo continues to recognize the detection and operational capabilities of Itemiser DX by placing their second order," said Karen Bomba, president and CEO, Morpho Detection. "The ability of Itemiser DX to detect and identify explosives in challenging environments, combined with Morpho's global service teams, gives air cargo companies an end-to-end solution to enhance screening capabilities and maintain compliance with evolving security mandates."

A lightweight, portable desktop system, Itemiser DX can detect residue from explosives on parcels, bags, cargo, skin, clothing, vehicles and other surfaces.

"Itemiser DX has performed well in the field and as a result, Air Canada will deploy additional units to meet the growing needs of our cargo business," said Lise-Marie Turpin, vice president of cargo, Air Canada. "In addition to the detection ability of Itemiser DX, Morpho's service teams have helped us realize maximum uptime and reliability through a proactive field maintenance program."

First qualified for air cargo screening in 2010 and certified by seven global regulatory agencies, more than 5,000 Itemiser DX units have been deployed to air cargo screening facilities, airport checkpoints, checked baggage screening and secure locations around the world.

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About Morpho Detection
Morpho Detection, LLC, part of Morpho, Safran's (PAR: SAF) security business, is a leading supplier of explosives, narcotics and CBRNE threat detection systems to 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.

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About Morpho
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.

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