FLIR Systems, Inc. today announced the launch of the Fido X2, the latest addition to its handheld explosives trace detectors (ETD). Offering high sensitivity at an accessible price, the easy-to-use Fido X2 features FLIR’s proprietary TrueTrace technology to quickly and accurately detect a broad range of chemicals used in the manufacture of homemade, commercial, and military explosives.

At less than 1.5 pounds and featuring a new ergonomic design, the Fido X2 is ultra-lightweight and durable for maximum portability. Intended to be used by state and local law enforcement agencies and first responders at security checkpoints or during high alert stages, the Fido X2 screens vehicles and personal belongings for explosives residue that might indicate contact with explosives or incendiary devices.

FLIR’s field-proven TrueTrace technology features a proprietary multiplexed luminescence technique for sensing trace levels of explosive chemicals and is uniquely formulated to detect a broad range of explosives. With analysis provided in ten seconds or less, law enforcement officers can quickly and accurately screen for threats to mass transit, sporting arenas, and critical infrastructure with confidence.

The Fido X2’s guided user interface allows law enforcement to deploy units broadly across officers with minimal formal training. On-screen prompts and simple go/no-go alarms guide users through operation and aids sampling and decision-making. The Fido X2 also features on-device video training that provides real-time help and reduces the cost and logistical burden of recurrent training.

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