FLIR Systems Debuts Next-Generation Explosives and Narcotics Trace Detector at the Farnborough International Airshow 2012
PORTLAND, OR (July 19, 2012) – FLIR Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: FLIR) has unveiled the Griffin™ 824, a next-generation trace detector that performs highly-accurate explosives and narcotics threat identification via mass spectrometry.
Mass Spectrometry outperforms existing technology on a variety of fronts including the most important – confidence in the results. Utilization of mass spectrometry for trace detection greatly reduces the probability of false alarms over technologies like IMS (Ion Mobility Spectrometry). It is inherently selective, meaning performance is not affected by external factors found in operational environments. The Griffin 824 is highly accurate and will enhance safety and increase throughput in security checkpoints.
“It is the most accurate and efficient desktop trace detection solution in the industry.” said FLIR Government Systems Vice President and General Manager for Detection, Jim Burdick. “This innovative tool has a variety of useful applications for checkpoint screening, customs and border control, critical infrastructure, military operations, forensics investigations, and law enforcement.”
With over 10 years of experience in the development and production of fieldable mass spectrometry products, FLIR is committed to leading edge innovation and the continued pursuit of bringing lab caliber technology out of the lab and to the site of interest. Griffin™ products are currently used by the U.S. Department of Defense (DOD), Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and other domestic and international agencies for chemical, narcotic, and explosive threat detection and confirmation.
All trademarks, registered trademarks and service marks are the property of their respective owners.