QinetiQ, VeriTainer Team on Port Security Solution

Wednesday, October 17, 2007
QinetiQ North America (QNA) teamed with VeriTainer Corporation to provide its radiation scanning solution to ports. VeriTainer Corp. has developed the VeriSpreader, a crane-mounted device that scans containers in real time for dangerous radiation as they are being loaded and discharged from container ships.

The teaming agreement couples VeriTainer’s technology with QNA’s systems engineering and data analysis capability to deliver scanning technology to ports. The agreement comes on the heels of VeriTainer's two Oakland Pilot Projects, the second of which concludes later this month. The Oakland test program demonstrated the robustness and efficiency of this technology, according to the company, and its design as more than 20,000 containers have successfully been scanned without disruption to operations as they entered the Port of Oakland. Earlier this year, the VeriSpreader was awarded Qualified Anti-Terrorist Technology (QATT) designation status by the Department of Homeland Security for developmental testing and evaluation.

"VeriTainer has proven that its crane-based detection system works, and we believe it accomplishes primary scanning in the most accurate and efficient way since the lift period offers a long dwell time for the sensors," said Rob Topping, QNA's President and COO. “Combining VeriTainer's technology with our ability to deliver solutions to port and homeland security customers is an important part of our strategy to employ innovative, best-in-class technologies, both from inside QinetiQ and from our partners.”

Maritime Reporter March 2014 Digital Edition
FREE Maritime Reporter Subscription
Latest Maritime News    rss feeds

Navy

Today in U.S. Naval History: April 16

Today in U.S. Naval History: April 16 1863 - Union gunboats pass Confederate batteries at Vicksburg 1924 - Navy commences relief operations in Mississippi Valley floods,

Australian Navy Assists French Fishing Vessel

While patrolling in the Indian Ocean off the coast of Africa, Royal Australian Navy ship HMAS Darwin provided emergency medical assistance for a heart attack victim on a French fishing vessel.

Search Resumes in S. Korean Ferry Disaster

Poor weather conditions may hamper effort; Mystery surrounds capsize of ship; Nearly 280 people still missing, many of them teenagers South Korean coastguards

 
 
Maritime Careers / Shipboard Positions Maritime Contracts Navigation Offshore Oil Pipelines Pod Propulsion Salvage Ship Simulators Shipbuilding / Vessel Construction Winch
rss | archive | history | articles | privacy | contributors | top maritime news | about us | copyright | maritime magazines
maritime security news | shipbuilding news | maritime industry | shipping news | maritime reporting | workboats news | ship design | maritime business

Time taken: 0.0667 sec (15 req/sec)