Search Results for: radseeker

Department of Homeland Security to take delivery of RadSeeker

Maynard, MA, June 2016 – Symetrica Inc. announces that the first regular shipments of the Smiths Detection RadSeeker featuring Symetrica’s OEM Discovery Technology Sub-System will begin this fall as the first part of a contract with the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). Deliveries will run into early 2018, as the first major installment of the IDIQ (indefinite delivery / indefinite quantity) contract awarded to Smiths Detection in January by the DHS Domestic Nuclear Detection Office (DNDO), for the delivery of the next-generation radioisotope identifier (RIID).   Symetrica will build the…

Read More »

RadSeeker success for US Department of Homeland Security

Smiths Detection RadSeeker™, based on patented Discovery Technology®, supports US Domestic Nuclear Detection Office (DNDO) requirements for RIIDs   Symetrica has announced that its patented radiation detection and identification technology will be deployed in the latest Handheld Radioisotope Identification Devices (RIIDs) that Smiths Detection Inc. has agreed to supply to the U.S. as part of a contract with the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). Symetrica’s Discovery Technology is at the heart of the Smiths Detection RadSeeker handheld radiation detectors for which the DHS Domestic Nuclear Detection Office (DNDO) recently awarded…

Read More »

Smiths Detection RadSeeker™

Smiths Detection RadSeeker™ We are proud to be able to say that Symetrica Discovery Technology® is the Radiation detection and identification OEM Sub-System in the Smiths Detection RadSeeker, the current detection and identification technology in secondary operations with for US Customs and Border Protection. We have delivered; headline isotope ID performance, ease of use, built in calibration, real time diagnostics and a reduced maintenance cost in over 800 systems as part of a successful US Government, Department of Homeland Security sole source acquisition program. The RadSeeker, a Smiths Detection product…

Read More »

RadSeeker

Smiths Detection RadSeeker Symetrica Discovery Technology is the Radiation detection and identification OEM Sub-System in the Smiths Detection RadSeeker®, for which the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Domestic Nuclear Detection Office (DNDO) has awarded an IDIQ (indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity) contract with a maximum value of $143 million for the technology, its maintenance and associated training. The RadSeeker is a handheld, rugged and highly accurate radioisotope detector and identifier, specifically designed to meet the U.S. DHS mission requirements for a next-generation RID capable of detecting and identifying varied nuclear threats. Stakeholders…

Read More »

RadSeeker

Best-in-class ID: Real-world usability The hardware and software enclosed in its ruggedized plastic case is designed to simplify a complicated radiological picture. Multifarious alarms at several levels and in varying modes—audible, visible, vibratory, earphone—warn the user of the presence of radioactive sources. In addition to gamma counts per second, neutron counts per minute and radiation dose rate in micro- or milli-Sv, the organic LED screen displays the isotopes present, and, crucially, which ones are natural background and which ones are threats. Connectivity including IEEE 802.11b/g/n wi-fi, ethernet and satellite phone…

Read More »

Discovery Technology® Case Study: RadSeeker

Discovery Technology at the core of the RadSeeker In the RadSeeker, the Smiths Detection product that uses our OEM Discovery Technology Sub-System, we have delivered; headline isotope ID performance, ease of use, built in calibration, real time diagnostics and a reduced maintenance cost in over 800 systems as part of a successful DHS sole source acquisition program. Discovery Technology® enhances the resolution of the spectrum collected by optimized crystal spectrometers through a patented de-convolution process. In addition to this improvement, a new, proprietary real time stabilization system that calibrates the complete detection…

Read More »

From university innovation to transforming global security

Symetrica shares its journey from the University of Southampton to global success benefiting the local and national economy   Symetrica is participating in the ‘Nucleus Expo 2016’ to share the successful journey of its groundbreaking radiation detection technology – from a lab idea to its commercialization and valuable contracts with the US and Dutch Governments. Organized by the University of Southampton Science Park, the event showcases the innovation and entrepreneurial spirit in the region.   First established at the Science Park in 2002, Symetrica is exhibiting two handheld radio-isotope identifiers: the Smiths…

Read More »

Symetrica wins in the 2016 GSN Airport, Seaport, Border Security Awards

Symetrica, Inc. have been announced as a winner in the ‘Best Nuclear / Radiation Detection’ category of the prestigious GSN Airport, Seaport, Border Security Awards. The comprehensive and highly targeted awards program selected winners that “deal with very serious national and international threats in land, sea and air that are in the news every day” according to lead judge Chuck Brooks. Symetrica’s winning entry was based upon the market-leading Discovery TechnologyTM contained in their Radiation Portal Monitors (RPM).  This polyvinyl-toluene (PVT) based technology delivers superior performance to increase operational efficiency…

Read More »

Symetrica wins the ADS Security Innovation Award 2016

The winner of the eleventh annual ADS Security Innovation Award has been announced as Symetrica for their Discovery RPM – Radiation Portal Monitors. The Award was presented to Heddwyn Davies, CEO of Symetrica by the Security Minister, the Rt Hon John Hayes MP at a ceremony which took place at Farnborough this week. Symetrica’s RPM increases operational efficiency when screening vehicles and cargo at ports and borders for radioactive threats. For primary screening, it reduces nuisance alarms by 84%, saves time by classifying radiation sources effectively and ensures only necessary…

Read More »

Caroline Nokes MP inaugurates Symetrica’s ‘Solutions Hub’

Symetrica has been excited to welcome Caroline Nokes MP, the member of parliament for Romsey and Southampton North, who officially inaugurated the company’s new ‘Radioactive Threat Verification (RTV) Solutions Hub’. The new facility will further improve the company’s ability to support the evolving needs of the global security community – including the UK’s Home Office and Border Force, the US Department of Homeland Security, and other border protection agencies worldwide. At the same time the dedicated facility allows the company to focus efforts on impending global procurement programmes for radiation portal monitors…

Read More »