SOURCE: Guardian Technologies International, Inc.

August 21, 2009 08:00 ET

Guardian Technologies International Assumes Leadership Role in Development of Security Imaging Standards

HERNDON, VA--(Marketwire - August 21, 2009) - Guardian Technologies International, Inc. (OTCBB: GDTI), a leading provider of high-performance security and healthcare solutions based on "Intelligent Imaging Informatics" (3i™), announced today that it has entered into a Teaming Agreement with the National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) and assumed a leadership role as the Chair for the Checked and Checkpoint Digital Radiography Working Group.

NEMA has been selected by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to write a new standard for airport security. Called Digital Communication in Security (DICOS), the standard will enable the prevention, detection, and response to explosive attacks by standardizing the screening of baggage, parcels, hand carry bags, backpacks and other threat risk detection attributes at airports and other security areas. This will create a digital imaging and communications standard that can be used in future U.S. Government procurements to enable network and component integration in sending and receiving of digital images and related security information.

"We are very pleased that NEMA and DHS have asked for our support and leadership in this extremely important security initiative," said Michael Trudnak, Guardian's CEO. "We are fortunate to be in such a unique position to be able to apply our expertise from imaging analysis (healthcare and security) to assist in the rapid development of a standard that will allow the efficient exchange of information in the process of scanning, inspection, and analysis of images used in security applications. Implementation of this standard will increase the amount of data available for analysis and allow any scanning hardware using x-ray technology to seamlessly integrate our PinPoint™ product."

Visit NEMA at www.nema.org for more information on DICOS.

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About Guardian Technologies International

Airport Security: Guardian's technology compliments and enhances current-generation baggage x-ray scanners with the ability to automatically and effectively detect, locate, and identify explosives and other types of threats.

Disease Identification: Existing medical imaging devices used in Computer Aided Detection (CAD) are further improved with Guardian's auto-diagnostic ability to detect anomalous tissue (e.g., tumors) and other potential disease states or conditions

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