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…

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Exciting Knowledge Transfer Partnership Opportunity

Symetrica has entered into an exciting Knowledge Transfer Partnership with the University of Southampton to bring their world-leading gamma-ray camera expertise to the marketplace.  To do this, Symetrica and the University are recruiting an Associate to act as the bridge between the two.  The Associate will be employed by the University on a two-year contract and will gain valuable direct tuition in coded-aperture imaging in the University. Furthermore, the associate will benefit from Symetrica’s extensive gamma-ray camera and operational expertise, leading a project to develop advances in this technology into…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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Symetrica’s PVT portals in the news at WCO Forum

Symetrica’s ground-breaking performance improvements to PVT portals generated significant interest following announcement at the WCO (World Customs Organisation) Technology and Innovation Forum in Rotterdam. Symetrica’s latest radiation detection technology significantly reduces nuisance alarms at ports of entry. The patented solution combines enhanced PVT (polyvinyl-toluene) detectors with advanced spectrum processing techniques to improve performance of large-volume RPMs (Radiation Portal Monitors). Click here to read the article in the Maritime Journal about how deployment of Symetrica’s PVT RPMs at primary screening reduces nuisance alarms by 84%. Commenting on the announcement, Dr.Geraint Dermody,…

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SYMETRICA PRESENT 3He-FREE DETECTORS AT INMM CONFERENCE

Global leaders in radiation detection and identification, Symetrica, presented a white paper outlining ground-breaking new research into the application of 3He-Free Neutron Detection Technology to meet a range of Homeland Security challenges. Symetrica’s research addressed the increasing difficulties and costs associated with sourcing 3He for radiation detection. This has led to the development of a range of neutron detector systems that meet Homeland Security’s increasingly diverse requirements. The scalable solutions range from large area detectors in portals detecting the presence of a neutron source in cargo containers passing through at…

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SYMETRICA TO PRESENT 3He-FREE DETECTORS AT INMM

Global leaders in radiation detection and identification, Symetrica, is pleased to announce it will be presenting ground-breaking new 3He-free neutron detection technology that successfully meets a range of Homeland Security challenges at the 56th Annual Meeting of the Institute of Nuclear Materials Management (INMM) later this month. Symetrica’s latest research has led to the development of a range of neutron detector systems based on 6LiF:ZnS(Ag). The resulting applications embrace Homeland Security’s increasingly diverse requirements; from large area detectors identifying the presence of a neutron source in cargo containers passing through…

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Investing for Growth

Symetrica is pleased to announce substantial new investment from our existing investor group led by Nesta and Parkwalk to provide accelerated international growth through the expansion of our product line and enhanced international sales. Symetrica is a leading developer of Radiation Detection and Identification Systems. Symetrica’s Nuclear Security Technology provides significant customer benefits including best in class accuracy and low life cycle costs compared to other competing technologies. Symetrica solutions are also used for Civil Nuclear and First Response Applications and applicable to Military Operation. The additional financing enables Symetrica…

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