FLIR Systems introduces Fido X2 explosives trace detector

FLIR Systems introduces Fido X2 explosives trace detector. | Courtesy of FLIR Systems
FLIR Systems revealed the Fido X2 explosives trace detector (ETD) on Wednesday, which is a handheld device capable of detecting chemicals that are associated with multiple kinds of explosives.

The device features the company’s TrueTrace technology, which is a luminescence technique that has been shown to provide analysis results within approximately 10 seconds. With this device, law enforcement and security officials would be able to scan for threats in areas relating to transportation, sporting and other events.

"The Fido X2 is the latest FLIR product that strives to ensure public safety, and does so at a price-to-value ratio that is unprecedented," Andy Teich, president and CEO of FLIR, said. "The extraordinary sensitivity of the Fido X2 means that users can detect the most minute explosives residue. Additionally, its focus on ease-of-use will allow it to be deployed broadly across many applications, and its low price point will allow our life-saving technology to reach a wider base of customers."

This product will be showcased at the International Association of Chiefs of Police Show in Chicago that is taking place between Oct. 24 and 27. The company states that the device will be available globally through its distribution partners in the early part of 2016. 

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