Delivers Its FeverScan M3000D Camera System to El Salvador / Swine Flu
posted on Apr 28, 2009 04:22AM
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|April 28, 2009|
Cantronic Systems Inc. Delivers Its FeverScan M3000D Camera System to El Salvador in an Effort to Combat the Possible Spread of Swine Flu
Fever screening of passengers will begin immediately
|VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - April 28, 2009) - Cantronic Systems Inc., ("Cantronic" or the "Company") (TSX VENTURE:CTS) announced today that it has delivered its state-of-the-art FeverScan M3000D dual vision thermal imaging camera system to El Salvador, at the request of the Salvadoran government. This fever scanning and monitoring system will be installed immediately at the San Salvador Comalapa International Airport in an effort to combat the possible spread of Swine flu.
The FeverScan M3000D system works by reading the facial temperature of people within its view. It is a non-invasive mass screening tool that health officials can use to single out people who need closer examinations. Individuals with elevated body temperatures above a predefined value, such as in the case of a fever, can be visually identified and then further assessed by health personnel.
"The Salvadoran government's request to use Cantronic's FeverScan M3000D is a testament to the quality and reliability of the type of products we have to offer in today's high demanding environment for safety and security," stated James Zahn, President and CEO of Cantronic Systems Inc., "The Swine Flu is a serious health and safety issue which we are confident and hopeful to assist the El Salvadoran government and others with containing the large scale spread of it."
Fever scanning systems were first implemented for use at airports during the 2003 SARS outbreak, and demand for this type of thermal screening has increased. Cantronic's FeverScan system is used in airports in Asia and the Caribbean, and the Salvadoran government recognizes the importance in preventing the possible spread of Swine Flu through closely monitoring the heath of travellers to and from the country."
Cantronic manufactures, distributes, and provides training and services in the fields of infrared vision and video security surveillance technologies, specializing in passive and active infrared cameras, infrared illuminators, low light infrared sensitive CCD cameras and long-range night vision surveillance systems for demanding homeland security and surveillance application.
Cantronic holds a valid medical device manufacturing license and is a manufacturer and distributor of its fever scan thermal imaging camera systems which has been widely deployed in public facilities such as airports, railway stations, and border crossings worldwide during the SARS (Avian/Bird Flu) outbreak in 2003.
Cantronic, through its US subsidiary QWIP Technologies, Inc. ("QWIPTECH"), holds a worldwide, exclusive license from the California Institute of Technology ("Caltech") to produce and sell infrared detectors and sensors based on Caltech's Quantum Well Infrared Photodetector technology.
Cantronic is a Tier 1 issuer on the TSX-V exchange, trading under the symbol CTS. For further information about Cantronic and QWIPTECH, please visit our websites at www.cantronics.com and www.qwip.com.