Optosecurity attains Standard 2 EU Certification with its Single-View Liquid Explosive Detection Systems (LEDS) OptoScreener® Software Upgrade

Optosecurity redefines industry cost and performance paradigms

QUEBEC, Jan. 9, 2012 /CNW Telbec/ - Optosecurity Inc., a leader in threat detection technology, announced today that, following extensive testing by ECAC, its EU Certified Type C LEDS OptoScreener software upgrade for single-view X-ray machines has attained Standard 2 performance on Smiths 6040i host machines.

This means that thousands of machines deployed across European airports can now be upgradeable to the highest level of Type C performance without the need to be replaced, change the layout of the checkpoints, or change electricity power consumption. Standard 2 is the highest level of detection in the current regulation, and was recently perceived as attainable only with multi-view or CT X-ray machines.

Eric Bergeron, President and CEO, Optosecurity, said "Optosecurity is extremely proud to once again push the limits of engineering performance, especially in the current economic environment where capital expenses need to be optimized, and regulatory requirements are approaching.  We offer airports the opportunity to comply right now with the highest level of Type C performance, while keeping their existing hardware infrastructure which is most of the time already financially amortized.  It's a business case that can't be beat, and is future proof as our offering is compatible with our eVelocityTM software suite that enables important operational efficiencies through remote centralized screening and other value added features."

About Optosecurity Inc.

Optosecurity Inc. develops innovative security software solutions for the transportation and critical infrastructure markets. The OptoScreener® includes the XMS® Suite to enhance X-ray systems with advanced liquid threat detection and bottle detection, providing a meaningful step-change in countering threats. In addition, eVelocityTM, Optosecurity's integrated security screening software suite, provides real-time centralized remote screening and remote monitoring. www.optosecurity.com

SOURCE OPTOSECURITY INC.

For further information:

Steve Buchan, Sales Director EMEA
sbuchan@optosecurity.com
+44 (0) 7817 207634 

Timothy Mathews, Vice-President of Sales and Business Development
tmathews@optosecurity.com
+1 617 686 6829

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