Defentect Detection Pilot Installed by Washington Hospital Center for Emergency Preparedness
Source: Defentect | Date: 12/03/2008
Defentect announced that it has been chosen by Washington Hospital Center to install a radiation detection pilot in strategic portal locations. Known for Project ER One and its commitment to advanced emergency preparedness, the hospital is home to large nuclear medicine and cancer treatment facilities. As a medical community frontrunner, the Hospital Center is preparing for the unthinkable, but very real possibility of a radiological event in the nation's capital. Defentect's solution will monitor for the ingress of radiologically contaminated patients as well as the illicit egress of on-premise radiological materials used to treat patients.
Unique to the pilot is Defentect's DM3 intelligent threat awareness software which manages, monitors and communicates messages from radiological sensors to an incident command center as well as to PDAs, cell phones or pagers. Defentect enables first responders to act quickly. Also unique are Defentect's Gammatect Plus sensors which, set in 'patient mode,' discriminate for medically treated individuals, thereby avoiding innocent alarms.
When threat-level gamma rays from dirty bomb components impact its systems, Defentect notifies a designated administrative chain and responders. DM3(TM) helps security personnel respond more effectively to radiation alerts by integrating radiological status information with IP video surveillance and access control systems. Upon alarm, Defentect DM3 sends information to responders' mobile devices, video surveillance and other systems critical to implementing standard procedures such as those specified under NRC orders. DM3 proprietary software is sensor agnostic and can be tied to a variety of threat sensors, including chemical, biological, nuclear and explosives.
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