Homeland security company RedWave Technology today announced the launch of the ProtectIR, their latest emergency response tool for the identification of unknown solid or liquid materials. The ProtectIR can identify more than 22,000 solid and liquid compounds. Emergency response personnel need to chemically identify hazardous materials in order to understand the threat and mitigate the effects when they are intentionally and accidentally released. The ProtectIR identifies most harmful toxic industrial compounds (TICs), chemical warfare agents (CWAs), explosives, narcotics, petroleum products, corrosives and even consumer products.
The ProtectIR uses Fourier transform infrared (FT-IR) spectroscopy. The size of the onboard threat library, coupled with the newest, advanced data analytics and algorithms, enable ProtectIR to identify complex mixtures with a high degree of confidence.