Finavia to deploy OptoScreener for LEDs in preparation for partial lifting of EU liquids ban

Québec City, Canada – January 7, 2014 – Optosecurity, a leader in liquid explosives detection (LED) and operation productivity software, announced today that it has received a significant order for its LED and Firearm Detection product, OptoScreener, from Finnish Airport Operator, Finavia.  The announcement comes on the heels of a number of new Standard 2 ECAC certifications the company was recently awarded.

 "Finavia Corporation, who are responsible for airports and the air navigation system for all of Finland, are a very safety and passenger oriented company, which aligns well with Optosecurity’s core capabilities and focus.” said Tim Mathews, COO of Optosecurity.  “We are very pleased that they chose OptoScreener for this project and we are excited to work with their team and to continue to develop this relationship."  Kari Nurmela, Systems Specialist at Finavia agreed and added, “We feel that OptoScreener will be a key part of our security screening at the checkpoint as we move towards the partial lifting of the liquids ban. We want to be ready and OptoScreener will help us do that.”

About Optosecurity Inc.

Headquartered in Canada, Optosecurity Inc. is a leader in operational efficiency and threat detection for checkpoint security in airports and other critical infrastructures.  Optosecurity’s eVelocity software suite is the first in the world to enable centralized remote screening of hand luggage, redefining airport security paradigms and economics, demonstrating proven savings and productivity enhancements.  Optosecurity’s automated threat detection software also enables liquid explosives detection in a cost-efficient way and is certified by European civil aviation authorities.

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TSA to Evaluate Optosecurity Solutions for Checkpoint Screening and Management

In its continuing effort to identify, evaluate, and implement risk-based security solutions, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has awarded a contract to Optosecurity Corporation under the Transportation Security Innovative Concepts Broad Agency Announcement. Under this contract, Optosecurity will provide TSA with OptoScreener and eVelocity, advanced detection and screening management software and hardware to be installed and tested in various TSA evaluation locations. OptoScreener retrofits existing X-ray detection platforms to automatically detect: liquid explosives, other liquid threats, bottles, firearms, firearm parts, and other threats. The eVelocity solution allows airports to collect and integrate real-time operational data from multi-vendor X-ray machines. Analysis and effective alarm resolution is done using queuing services, image analysis of scanned items and alarm resolution with a common user interface locally or remotely for additional benefits provided by remote screening. 

“Optosecurity applauds TSA for its efforts to implement effective risk-based security solutions and specifically Mr. Pistole’s focus on ‘delivering the most effective security in the most efficient way’” said Eric Bergeron, President and CEO of Optosecurity. “We are confident that TSA will find in its evaluations that Optosecurity solutions can significantly contribute to those goals.”

Optosecurity recently completed European Civil Aviation Conference (ECAC) Type C Performance Standard 2 certification for liquid explosive detection systems (LEDS). Optosecurity solutions, currently installed in major airports in Europe, provide efficiency, effectiveness, security, and cost savings benefits to airports, regulating entities, and the traveling public at airport checkpoints. 

About Optosecurity

Optosecurity is a leader in operational efficiency and threat detection for checkpoint security in airports and other critical infrastructures. Optosecurity's eVelocity software suite is the first in the world to enable centralized remote screening of hand luggage, redefining airport security paradigms and economics, demonstrating proven savings and productivity enhancements. Optosecurity's automated threat detection software also enables liquid explosives detection in a cost-efficient way and is certified by European civil aviation authorities. 

For further information:

Press Contact:

Nancy Ruel +1-418-653-7665 ext. 116

nruel@optosecurity.com