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Passport Systems Inc Featured in Boston Globe Article on New Radiation Detection Technology

NORTH BILLERICA, Mass., Feb. 11, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Passport Systems Inc, one of the world’s leading developers of radiation detection technology, is featured in a Boston Globe article discussing the company’s cutting-edge technology that will scan cargo arriving at the Port of Boston and is available to make other seaports around the world safer.

The recent Globe story can be viewed at

“Our mission at Passport, and our responsibility as engineers and scientists, is to develop advanced products that will improve public safety,” said Dr. Robert Ledoux, President, CEO and Director of Passport Systems Inc . “We take that responsibility very seriously.”

As the Globe article notes, Passport Systems has developed two state-of-the-art radiation detection systems that are helping to keep the world safer from Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear and Explosive (CBRNE) threats.

The SmartShield™ Networked Radiation Detection System is a handheld networked radiation detection system that can detect and prevent radiological threats. It provides seamless integration of individual detectors into a coordinated network, while its advanced algorithms use the information provided by the network to perform improved radiation detection, localization, identification, and continuous mapping of the background. The SmartShield system provides significant advances that help law enforcement improve their detection and response capabilities at locations such as airports, concerts, or any large outdoor gathering.

In a few months, Passport Systems will also unveil a pioneering, non-intrusive, cargo inspection facility at the Port of Boston.  The SmartScan 3D™ Automated Cargo Inspection System will enhance the efficiency and effectiveness of cargo inspections. The system integrates proprietary detection technologies with conventional high-resolution imaging and intelligent passive radiation detection to automatically clear or detect threat materials in minutes or even seconds.

This state of the art cargo scanner can automatically detect nuclear material, explosives, drugs, and other contraband, supplying authorities with three-dimensional images capable of displaying the location of contraband.

(To schedule, print or broadcast interviews with Dr. Ledoux , please contact Michael K. Frisby at 202-625-4328 or For product information contact Tom Hughes 978-263-9900 x2227; and for investor relations contact Bruce Garcia, CFO, 978-263-9900, x2205.)

About Passport Systems
Passport Systems was founded to develop and commercialize new technologies to address the threats facing the world in the aftermath of the 9/11 terrorist attacks.  Founded by a team of MIT technologists and entrepreneurs, Passport Systems has proudly developed two cutting-edge product lines: The SmartScan 3D™ Automated Cargo Inspection System, based on nuclear resonance fluorescence technology, and the SmartShield™ Networked Radiation Detection System, using advanced data fusion algorithms.  For further details on Passport Systems and its products and services, please visit, and follow us on Twitter at @PassportSys

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Michael K. Frisby 202-625-4328