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Explosives trace detectors

FLIR Systems, Inc has launched the Fido X2, the latest addition to its Fido X-Series handheld explosives trace detectors (ETD). The product features FLIR’s proprietary TrueTrace technology to detect chemicals used in homemade, commercial, and military explosives.

At less than 1.5 pounds and featuring a new ergonomic design, the Fido X2 is described as lightweight and durable for portability. Intended to be used by law enforcement and first responders at security checkpoints or during high alerts, the detector screens vehicles and personal belongings for explosives residue that might indicate contact with explosives or incendiary devices. On-screen prompts and go/no-go alarms guide users through operation and aid sampling and decision-making. The product also features on-device video training.

Andy Teich, President and CEO of FLIR, said: “The Fido X2 is the latest FLIR product that strives to ensure public safety, and does so at a price-to-value ratio that is unprecedented. The extraordinary sensitivity of the Fido X2 means that users can detect the most minute explosives residue. Additionally, its focus on ease-of-use will allow it to be deployed broadly across many applications and its low price point will allow our life-saving technology to reach a wider base of customers.”

FLIR showcased the Fido X2 for the first time at the International Association of Chiefs of Police Show in October in Chicago. The Fido X2 will be available globally through FLIR distribution partners in early 2016, visit:


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