SOURCE: Morpho Detection

Morpho Detection

September 10, 2015 05:00 ET

Morpho Supplies UK's Birmingham Airport With Itemiser 4DX Explosives Trace Detectors

CAMBRIDGE, UNITED KINGDOM--(Marketwired - September 10, 2015) - Morpho (Safran), through its subsidiary Morpho Detection, today announced a contract with Birmingham Airport Ltd. to deploy and service desktop Itemiser® 4DX explosives trace detectors (ETD).

Following competitive testing, Birmingham Airport selected Itemiser 4DX to replace non-Morpho legacy systems and enhance explosives screening capabilities to meet new EU regulations for passenger screening. Developed after 15 years of Itemiser systems reliably protecting travelers at leading global aviation hubs, Itemiser 4DX quickly detects and identifies trace amounts of explosives on skin, clothing, carried items, bags, vehicles and other surfaces.

"Working with growing airports to meet evolving security challenges and regulatory mandates is at the core of Morpho's commitment for more than 20 years," said Karen Bomba, president and CEO, Morpho Detection. "The detection and operational capabilities of Itemiser 4DX, combined with Morpho's rapid-response global service teams, helps airport operators and security directors achieve the highest levels of system uptime and performance."

Powered by a non-radioactive ITMS™ (Ion Trap Mobility Spectrometer) source, Itemiser 4DX eliminates the administrative, regulatory, storage and shipping requirements associated with a radiation-emitting trace detection source. Itemiser 4DX is designed 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 by UK Department for Transport (DfT) and throughout European Civil Aviation Conference's (ECAC) 44 member nations, more than 800 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.

For more information on Morpho's detection products, visit www.morphodetection.com.

About Morpho Detection
Morpho Detection, a subsidiary of Morpho, 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, a high-technology company of Safran, is a global leader in security solutions. The company employs more than 8,400 people in 40 countries and reported revenues of 1.5 billion euros in 2013. Morpho's unique expertise lies in providing cutting edge security solutions for government identity, public security, critical infrastructure, transportation and business markets. Morpho is the world leader in multibiometric identification technologies, biometric identity documents, Automated Biometric Identification Systems (ABIS) and Explosives Detection Systems (EDS). It is one of the leading suppliers of SIM cards, smart cards, trace detection equipment and gaming terminals. With systems operating in more than 100 countries, Morpho's solutions simplify and secure the lives of people around the world.

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