Guardian OKd to sell explosive detection system to Mexico

Published 4 January 2006

In Mexico, too, they are worried about explosives being smuggled on board planes, so companies developing explosive detection systems (EDSs) have that market open to them

How do you do detecci”n de la amenaza in Mexico? Herndon, Virginia-based Guardian Technologies International (OTCBB: GDTI), a developer of intelligent imaging informatics (3i) solutions, knows: The company has received approval from the U.S. Department of Commerce to export its PinPoint explosive detection technology to Mexico. Sounding a bit like John Donne (“No man is an island, entire of itself …”), Guardian VP for business development Steve Lancaster observed that “No country is immune from the threat of terrorism and most homeland security officials are keenly aware of the deficiencies in threat and explosives detection in current baggage scanning systems.”

The U.S. export licenses will allow Guardian to integrate the PinPoint technology on the existing baggage scanning equipment at specific airports in Mexico. PinPoint offers intelligent analysis of the images current detection systems produce and the automated detection of threat items such as guns and explosives in passengers’ carry-on baggage. Guardian expects that the completion of the pilot programs will result in the commercial licensing of the application and countrywide rollout.

-read more about PinPoint at company Web site