U.S. Corrections Facility Orders New Scanners From Iscon Video Imaging to Detect Drugs, Cellphones and Contraband

Woburn, MA (Marketwire) - A U.S. correctional facility is deploying Iscon's sophisticated thermo-conductive scanner technology which quickly identifies whether prisoners have hidden any weapons, drugs, cell phones or other contraband under their clothes.

The new system, which doesn't emit radiation or penetrate beneath the clothes, will be used to screen prisoners traveling to and from the courthouse or from work outside the facility.

The Iscon 1000D system is a whole body imager that reveals the thermal imprint of any object below the clothes including thin plastics, wood, metal, ceramics, paper and especially drugs or other powdered substances.

"Smuggling drugs and weapons is a significant problem within the U.S. prison system," explains founder and President Izrail Gorian. "Our advanced imaging technology is less expensive than many whole body solutions and in tests was more effective in detecting contraband items."

The jail will also augment the full-body scanner system with Iscon's "GameChangeIR." This system is portable and can be used to further inspect people in "sensitive" hiding places.

"The technology is based on breaking the established thermal balance between clothes and a hidden object and that difference shows up as a thermal infrared image on our video monitoring screen," Gorian explains. "In addition to being highly effective for prisoner and courtroom scanning, the system doesn't emit any radiation and doesn't penetrate clothing so there are no privacy issues. The Iscon system can also be used in commercial security areas, airports and other security sensitive areas.

The GameChangeIR consists of an imaging display terminal as well as the specially designed infrared scanner and platform for people to be checked. The system's power requirements can easily be adapted using converters or necessary transformers.

About Iscon Video Imaging
Currently based in Woburn, Massachusetts, Iscon Video Imaging, LLC was founded in 1997 by Izrail Gorian, PhD and Galina Doubinina, PhD. The company began as an image processing consulting company and was incorporated in the State of Delaware. On October 10, 2005, Iscon raised seed money to develop IBSS, Infrared Based Security Screening. Since then Iscon has secured multiple rounds of financing from a range of companies including Isonics and later New York private equity firm, Columbus Nova. In January of 2006 Iscon was converted from an LLC to Iscon Video Imaging, Inc.

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