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 by accurately discriminating between threat and non-threat materials, significantly reducing nuisance alarms.


Discovery RPM’s effectiveness has been demonstrated in field tests and operational deployment. A primary screening PVT RPM at the Port of Antwerp, for example, reduced innocent alarms from naturally occurring radioactive material (NORM) by 84%, decreasing disruption to the flow of commerce.

Symetrica’s Discovery Technology is deployed in over 1,000 systems globally, from handheld detectors to portal monitors. The current technology of choice for the United States Customs and Border Protection agency (CBP) based on competitive evaluations, Discovery Technology is the detection sub-system of the Smiths Detection RadSeeker handheld radiation detector for which the US Government Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Domestic Nuclear Detection Office (DNDO) recently awarded an IDIQ (indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity) contract with a maximum value of $143 million.

Adrian Courtenay – CEO of the awards sponsor, Government Security News – commented, “There are some truly spectacular entries in this year’s program” and went on to call out Symetrica among the “New powerhouse winners” of this award that salutes the top leaders in new technology and innovative security strategies.

Commenting on the news, Jeff McCray, Symetrica, Inc’s VP of Business Development, said: “We are very honored to be selected to win this important category in such a prestigious awards program. Alongside the government technical evaluations and commercial success of Discovery Technology, it is very gratifying to be selected in this way, alongside some very strong competition”.