Implant Sciences Corporation, a high technology supplier of systems and sensors for homeland security and defense markets, announced today that Pacific Air Cargo has purchased its first QS-B220™ desktop explosives trace detector (ETD). This sale is the most recent in a series of orders resulting from Implant Sciences exhibiting its QS-B220 explosives trace detector at Air Cargo 2013.
Air Cargo 2013 took place in March 2013 and is the premier annual trade show and conference for the AEMCA (Air & Expedited Motor Carriers Association), the AfA (Airforwarders Association), the XLA (Express Delivery & Logistics Association), and ACI-NA (Airports Council International - North America), all of whom co-host Air Cargo as a service to the industry.
Pacific Air Cargo CEO, Beti Ward, commented, "We heard about the QS-B220 from a colleague who attended Air Cargo, where they saw the QS-B220 demo and were very impressed. After evaluating the QS-B220's performance metrics and total cost of ownership, it was clear to us that this is the TSA-qualified ETD we want to use at Pacific Air Cargo."
"Air cargo purchasers who get exposure and familiarity with our QS-B220 see the clear value in our ETD and this directly results in purchases. Attending industry trade shows is a key component of our sales and marketing strategy. This is the most recent in a series of orders that resulted from Air Cargo 2013 and we look forward to participating in Air Cargo 2014 this year," commented Implant Sciences' Vice President of Sales and Marketing, Dr. Darryl Jones.
Founded in 2000, Pacific Air Cargo (PAC) possesses extensive experience and maintains an outstanding success record servicing the Honolulu and Pacific region cargo market. The loyalty and confidence of PAC's customers has resulted in the annual shipment of more than 80 million pounds of cargo and has allowed them to be one of the fastest growing companies in the industry.
About Pacific Air Cargo
Pacific Air Cargo provides exclusive express air cargo service between Los Angeles and Honolulu, including service to Pago Pago and American Samoa, utilizing Boeing 747 freighters. Pacific Air Cargo and its predecessor during the 1990's, has been the mainstay for heavy freight service into the State of Hawaii for decades. Pacific Air Cargo has specialized in the precious perishable markets with which to supply food to the markets of Hawaii as well as the large and bulky freight that still must reach its destination in a timely manner. PAC is supported by a majority of domestic and international freight forwarders, integrators and airlines which has significantly contributed to the company's ongoing success.
About the QS-B220 Desktop Explosives Trace Detector
The QS-B220 uses Ion Mobility Spectrometry (IMS) to rapidly detect and identify trace amounts of a wide variety of military, commercial, and homemade explosives. With significantly lower maintenance requirements than competing systems, the QS-B220 can be deployed for a much lower total cost of ownership than other approved products. Featuring a radioactive material-free design, push-button maintenance and diagnostics, and a patented inCal™ internal automatic calibration system, the QS-B220 brings new levels of performance and convenience to desktop trace detection users with unsurpassed ease of use.
About Implant Sciences
Implant Sciences is the leader in next generation Explosives Trace Detection (ETD) technology. In January 2013, the Company became only the third ETD manufacturer, and the sole American-owned company, to have product approval from the US Transportation Security Administration. Implant Sciences has developed proprietary technologies used in its commercial explosives and drugs trace detection systems, which ship to a growing number of locations domestically and internationally. Implant Sciences' QS-H150 portable explosives trace detector has received Qualified Anti-Terrorism Technology Designation and, in addition to receiving TSA qualification for air cargo screening, the Company's QS-B220 has also received STAC certification, a Developmental Testing & Evaluation (DT&E) Designation by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security under the Support Anti-terrorism by Fostering Effective Technology Act of 2002 (the SAFETY Act), and the GSN 2013 Homeland Security Award for "Best Explosives Detection Solution". For further details on the Company and its products, please visit the Company's website.