(BILLERICA, Mass., Jan. 2, 2008) -- American Science and Engineering, Inc.
((R)), (NASDAQ: ASEI) a leader in X-ray detection technology, announced today the receipt of $4.2 million in orders for multiple Z Backscatter Van(TM) (ZBV(TM)) X-ray screening systems from international clients.
"We continue to diversify our customer base with new international ZBV orders," said Anthony Fabiano, President and CEO. "Our expanded sales force is building a greater awareness of our products, services, and proprietary technologies globally -- increasing the pipeline of new opportunities. The ZBV offers an attractive value proposition because of its flexibility and mobility to operate in the broadest range of environments and applications -- truly a breakthrough security tool in mobile X-ray detection."
About Z Backscatter Van(TM) (ZBV(TM))
A breakthrough in X-ray detection technology, AS&E's Z Backscatter Van is a low-cost, highly mobile screening system built into a commercially available delivery van. The ZBV allows for immediate deployment in response to security threats, and its high throughput capability facilitates rapid inspections. The system's unique "drive-by" capability allows one or two operators to conduct X-ray imaging while the ZBV drives past suspect vehicles and objects. For personnel safety in dangerous environments, a remote console is available for operating the system in stationary mode from a distance of up to 500 meters.