Product Spotlights

March 10, 2006
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Rapiscan Systems— Rapiscan Systems, a division of OSI Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: OSIS) announces that it has received its first order for the recently released Rapiscan MVXR5000 Inline Automated Hold Baggage Screening System (“HBS”) for checked baggage. The order was part of an approximate $1 million contract the company received from an undisclosed international customer. The order also included multiple conventional X-ray baggage inspection systems and peripheral security devices. It is expected that the systems will be delivered and installed over the next three to six months. Rapiscan Systems announced on December 12, 2005 that the Rapiscan MVXR5000 had been approved for use by the United Kingdom (UK) Department for Transport (“DfT”). The DfT designation allows Rapiscan Systems to sell the Rapiscan MVXR5000 system in the UK and international aviation markets. The system provides the operator with enhanced image and dual-energy X-ray images that enable automated explosives detection.

Andax Environmental— The XL (Extra Long) Liner is the latest option for the De-Con Pac™ decontamination system from Andax Environmental Corp. The De-Con Pac™ XL Liner is designed to facilitate and expedite the decontamination of non-ambulatory patients on a stretcher or backboard. Its 10-foot length allows hazmat responders to easily access and slide immobilized victims over a roller system, through the de-con station, while maintaining victim privacy. The XL Liner captures any contaminated fluids, which can be removed through its built-in drain. It also features a reinforced base for high volume traffic and a Warm Air Induction Port for pumping in hot air to aid in patient comfort. This liner is designed to be instantly set up or disassembled by one or more people, with little or no training. It is chemical resistant, durable, and either reusable or disposable.The De-Con Pac™ XL station includes the XL Liner. It features two showerheads and functions as a stand-alone unit or as part of the T-Pac Decontamination System, which is designed for three-stage de-con, with the assistance of a hazmat team. The T-Pac with the XL Liner features entry and exit units with floor-level doorways to facilitate the use of a roller system. In this case, only the XL Liner features a threshold to contain contaminated fluid runoff. Several de-con options can be added for further efficiency, such as the Portable De-Con Roller System: a flexible roller system featuring adjustable height and body flexibility — curved or straight.

Blastwall—This non-metallic, all composite construction for effective close proximity jet blast protection is designed to not interfere with radio or radar signals and provides an alternative to the expense of relocating sensitive electronic equipment or additional land purchase. On-field communications, radar and critical localizer transmissions remain uninterrupted. Blastwall provides maintenance free protection guaranteed to not corrode and is UV and chemical resistant. Engineered frangibility ensures aircraft safety and cost effective repair in the event of collision. BlastWall is proven in service, tested and approved by NAV Canada and accepted by the FAA for airside installation;