SOURCE: Universal Detection Technology

September 06, 2007 07:01 ET

Universal Detection Technology Comments on Installation of 26 Radiation Monitors in Florida Port

US Customs and Border Protection Unveiled Three Radiation Portal Monitors at the Port of Palm Beach

LOS ANGELES, CA--(Marketwire - September 6, 2007) - Universal Detection Technology ( (OTCBB: UDTT), a developer and marketer of early-warning monitoring technologies to protect people from bioterrorism, commented today on the decision by the US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) to deploy three radiation portal monitors at the Port of Palm Beach.

According to the Homeland Security Daily Wire, published on September 5, 2007, the US CBP unveiled three radiation portal monitors (RPM) at the Port of Palm Beach, located in Riviera Beach, Florida. The CBP has placed growing emphasis on securing US entry points by detecting radiological emissions coming from containers arriving from foreign and existing ports to enter into the commerce of the United States. Yesterday UDTT announced the receipt of its first purchase order for a unit of X-ray, Beta, and Gamma Dosimeters, recently added to the Company's products as a part of its radiological detection systems.

RPMs are being deployed throughout Florida and the United States. The recent unveiling on three RPMs completes the installation of 26 units located in various major seaports throughout Florida. The same issue of Homeland Security Daily Wire quoted Harold Woodward, CBP's director of field operation in South Florida, as saying: "These radiation portal monitors are a great addition to our layered approach to securing the nation's border while facilitating legitimate trade." UDTT's Advanced Spectroscopic Vehicle Portals are comparable to the systems deployed by the CBP.

Universal Detection Technology has recently added several radiation detection systems to its range of homeland security products and technologies. The Company's radiological detection systems include:

--  Personal Radiation Detector, Gamma
--  Personal Radiation Detector, Gamma and Neutron
--  Handheld Survey & Detector with Spectroscopy
--  Deployable "Pillar" Type Area Monitor Against Intrusion with
    Radioactive Materials
--  Advanced Spectroscopic Vehicle Portal
--  X-ray, Beta, and Gamma Dosimeter
--  Gamma and Neutron Dosimeter

"These are very sensitive times and we are working hard to make our newly added line of radiological detection units available for widespread use," said Mr. Jacques Tizabi, UDTT's Chief Executive Officer. "The recent deployment of RPMs throughout the United States is a vivid move by officials to secure our borders against the threat of terrorism with radiological weapons. We hope to be able to supply systems that can make America safer against this threat," he added.

In a recent press release, UDTT announced that it has received a purchase order for a unit of X-ray, Beta, and Gamma Dosimeters.

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Universal Detection Technology is a developer of monitoring technologies, including bioterrorism detection devices. The Company on its own and with development partners is positioned to capitalize on opportunities related to Homeland Security. For example, the Company, in cooperation with NASA, has developed a bio-terror 'smoke' detector that detects certain biohazard substances. For more information, please visit

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