Security systems and sensors maker Implant Sciences Corp (OTCQB:IMSC) said Monday it has sold units of its portable explosives trace detector to the embassy of the Rwanda in Washington, D.C.
The sale of the Quantum Sniffer QS-H150 units are to be deployed in Rwanda for use by the country's presidential guard unit, Implant said.
The deal was inked with one of Implant's US-based distributors, Security Detection Inc., which supplies a wide range of security equipment sales and rental for several industries and large US events.
"Our domestic and global distribution networks have very effectively expanded our reach around the world. Recently, we've seen increasing interest in our products from the African continent," said president and CEO of Implant, Glenn D. Bolduc.
"The Quantum Sniffer QS-H150 is currently used in embassies around the globe, and it is ideally suited for use in Presidential and VIP security due to the device's portability, reliability, and ease of use."
Indeed, the handheld device uses ion mobility spectrometry to rapidly detect and identify trace amounts of a wide variety of military, commercial and homemade explosives.
The QS-H150 uses no radioactive materials and has a low-maintenance design, Implant added.
Earlier this month, the maker of sensors and security systems for homeland security markets, said Thursday it delivered units of the QS-H150 to an international bank in the Middle-East.
Wilmington, Massachusetts-based Implant said the Middle-East is a key growth region where it has had success selling explosives trace detection units for both commercial and military deployments.
The company also reported even earlier this month that it received more orders for QS-H150, which were deployed at two nuclear plants in Japan. As of early January, over $1 million worth of the devices had been shipped to the Asian country.
In addition, in December, the company said it received CE certification for its QS-B220 explosive and narcotics detector.
The Quantum Sniffer QS-B220, which was introduced in May 2011, is a trace detector that uses ion mobility spectrometry to identify a number of military, commercial and homemade explosives and narcotic substances.
The benchtop explosives and narcotics detector is suited for a number of security settings, including high-traffic airports and borders. It is currently being tested by security organizations globally, the company said.
Implant Sciences' systems are used by private companies and government agencies to screen baggage, cargo, vehicles, among other objects, and people for the detection of trace amounts of explosives.