Smiths Supplies Security Technologies for USPIS Screening Station

Smiths Detection says that the U.S. Postal Inspection Service's (USPIS) has acquired number of the company's security technologies for use in the Mobile Mail Screening Station that is being deployed to high-profile events around the country. The mobile station was used at both the Democratic and Republican National Conventions recently. Smiths says its technologies included in the screening unit include: The GID-3, ambient air monitoring system to examine the air inside the mobile unit for toxic industrial chemicals and chemical warfare agents; the HI-SCAN 7555i X-Ray inspection system to screen main and parcels for weapons, improvised explosive devices and contraband; the handheld SABRE FR used in conjunction with a DualDraw AirCHX downdraft air filtration table to provide primary screening of mail and parcels for TICs, CWAs and explosives; the handheld SABRE 4000 trace detector for secondary screening of mail and parcels for explosives; the portable HazMatID for use in identifying unknown powders, liquids, pastes and gels; and the FirstView sensor management platform to network detectors and cameras within the screening station. The USPIS is the law enforcement and security arm of the U.S. Postal Service.

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