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August 08, 2008

Universal Detection Technology Lands Olympics Deal for Radiation Detectors

By Arvind Arora, TMCnet Contributing Editor

Universal Detection Technology, a company that offers counter-terrorism consulting and training services and develops early-warning monitoring technologies, is providing radiation detection equipment for the 2008 Beijing Olympics.
Devices supplied by the company were sent to Beijing ahead of the Olympic Games, and will be able to detect Gamma and Neutron Radiation.
The Beijing Organizing Committee for the Games of the XXIX Olympiad (BOCOG), was concerned about providing firm security in all aspects for the Olympics, and the committee planned to deploy 80,000 security personnel for the Olympics.
Liu Shaowu, Security Department Director, BOCOG, said that the committee finished more than 52 schemes and more than 500 specific plans for security, transportation, fire-fighting, anti-terrorism and VIP protection to ensure that Beijing hosts safe Games.

The security equipments provided by UNDT will be crucial in search and identification of gamma and neutron radioactive materials; the appliances are capable of identifying isotopes and classify them into different categories: medical, industrial, natural occurring radioactive materials (NORM) and special nuclear materials (SNM).
The instruments are high sensitive and able to verify any alarm triggered by a fix-installed monitor or by a radiation pager, to locate sources and measure radiation levels. First responders, border control staff, customs inspectors and site security personnel in critical infrastructures will be equipped with these instruments.

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Arvind Arora is a contributing editor for TMCnet. To read more of Arvind's articles, please visit his columnist page.

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