ThruVision introduces terahertz system to 'see' concealed items under clothing at extended outdoor ranges

March 11, 2008
March 11, 2008, Oxford, England-- ThruVision, a spinout company of the Science and Technology Facility Council Rutherford Appleton Laboratory (RAL), has developed an imaging technology that can "see" explosives, liquids, narcotics, weapons, plastics and ceramics hidden under clothing from 25 m. The T5000 passive terahertz imaging system should drastically improve security at high-profile sites and uniquely, at outdoor venues such as sporting arenas.

March 11, 2008, Oxford, England-- ThruVision, a spinout company of the Science and Technology Facility Council Rutherford Appleton Laboratory (RAL), has developed an imaging technology that can "see" explosives, liquids, narcotics, weapons, plastics and ceramics hidden under clothing from 25 m. The T5000 passive terahertz imaging system should drastically improve security at high-profile sites and uniquely, at outdoor venues such as sporting arenas.

The T5000 can image both metallic and non-metallic threat objects hidden under clothing on still or moving subjects without revealing any body detail. Compact, rugged, portable, easy-to-use and completely safe, it can be used both indoors and outdoors up to a distance of 25m. Operating well beyond the range of traditional X-ray scanning and metal detector systems, the T5000 is designed for the protection of human life and property at key political, business, tourist and economic infrastructure sites.

ThruVision's passive imaging technology stems from a collaborative European Space Agency (ESA) project which was based on original research carried out over many years by UK astronomers, including those at the STFC Rutherford Appleton Laboratory to study dying stars. The T5000 operates in the terahertz region of the electromagnetic spectrum and passively collects these naturally occurring T-rays processes them to form images that reveal concealed objects hidden under a person's clothing without displaying physical body detail and without subjecting them to any of the harmful radiation associated with traditional X-ray security screening.

For more information, visit www.thruvision.com.

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