INO launches its 30th spinoff, RaySecur Inc.

QUEBEC CITY, June 18, 2015 /CNW Telbec/ - INO is pleased to announce the launch of a new company, RaySecur Inc. Founded by Éric Giroux, RaySecur provides security solutions based on state-of-the-art optics technology designed to detect letter bombs (letters or small packages containing powders or liquids used for threats, intimidation, or terrorist attacks).

The problem of powder letter bombs

Letter bomb attacks have become increasingly common in recent years, and traditional technologies have proven to be ineffective deterrents. "X-ray inspection works well for larger packages, but the radiation levels are too high to detect powder in a letter, while terahertz technology can." notes RaySecur President and Founder Éric Giroux.

A simple, affordable detection solution

RaySecur offers a device using terahertz technology capable of detecting powder- and liquid-based letter bombs and thus preventing chemical, biological, radioactive, nuclear, and explosive attacks. Developed at INO, this revolutionary device produces real-time video images (versus the static images produced by X-ray devices).

"With this new technology we can offer simple, affordable security solutions for everyone, because everyone deserves to be protected from these attacks," says Éric Giroux.

The device is compact enough to be easy to use and easily deployed on a desk. "User-friendliness was one of our top priorities, because we believe technology should be a benefit to users, not an obstacle," he explains.

INO creates wealth

RaySecur is the 30th INO spinoff company, and the first under the aegis of the new Entrepreneur-in-Residence Program, a joint initiative implemented by INO, supported by Ville de Québec, and with the participation of Anges Québec.

"INO is very proud to contribute to the launching of RaySecur thanks to our high-tech expertise and Entrepreneur-in-Residence program," said INO President and CEO Jean-Yves Roy. "In 27 years, 30 spinoff companies have been launched through INO, which has led to the creation of over 1,000 jobs—a substantial contribution to the Quebec City economy," he added.

About INO

INO is Canada's largest center for industrial optics and photonics expertise. It has developed over 5,000 custom solutions to date for Canadian companies across a wide variety of fields. INO has performed 58 technology transfers and helped create 30 spinoff companies employing over 1,000 people. The INO Entrepreneur-in-Residence program, launched in 2013, is designed to boost the odds for entrepreneurs creating new companies to commercialize optics and photonics research performed in greater Quebec City.

About RaySecur Inc.

RaySecur is a high tech company providing security equipment and services designed to prevent letters and small packages sent through the mail from being used as a vehicle for threats, intimidation, or terrorist attacks. With simple, user-friendly solutions, RaySecur gives everyone the means to enjoy effective protection against letter bombs.


SOURCE INO (National Optics Institute)

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For further information: Gregory Ozouian, Responsable marketing communications, INO, 418-657-7006


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