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American Science and Engineering, Inc. Introduces New Gemini Parcel Inspection Systems in a Variety of Sizes for Superior Threat Detection

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American Science and Engineering, Inc. Introduces New Gemini Parcel Inspection Systems in a Variety of Sizes for Superior Threat Detection

American Science and Engineering, Inc. Introduces New Gemini Parcel Inspection Systems in a Variety of Sizes for Superior Threat Detection

LAS VEGAS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--American Science and Engineering, Inc. (AS&E®) (NASDAQ: ASEI), a leading worldwide supplier of innovative X-ray detection solutions, announced today the introduction of two new Gemini™ Parcel Inspection Systems: Gemini 7555 and Gemini 100100. These systems along with the Gemini 6040 provide customers with a selection of systems to inspect everything from mail, baggage and break-bulk cargo within mailrooms, lobbies, checkpoints, airports, high threat facilities and other security-sensitive areas. A Gemini multi-technology system will be demonstrated at ISC West 2009 in Las Vegas, April 1-3 2009 in AS&E’s Booth #38026.

Gemini continues to be the first and only conventional parcel inspection system to combine multiple technologies — AS&E’s proprietary Z Backscatter X-ray technology and dual-energy transmission — allowing operators to obtain the most information about the contents of a parcel. Operators simultaneously view two images, a Z Backscatter image and a dual-energy image, dramatically increasing the likelihood of finding hidden illegal materials. Gemini’s unique capability to detect both metallic and non-metallic threats — even in cluttered environments — makes it an invaluable inspection tool for security officials.

“With the introduction of additional Gemini systems, we are broadening our offering of the only proven multi-technology X-ray solution for screening parcels,” said Anthony Fabiano, AS&E’s President and CEO. “We believe that Gemini’s combination of Z Backscatter and dual-energy transmission provides the most attractive value proposition for parcel inspection available today.”

About Gemini: Unique Multi-technology Parcel Inspection Systems

Gemini is the lowest cost multi-technology parcel inspection system on the market and the only system to combine AS&E’s patented Z Backscatter technology and dual-energy transmission. AS&E’s patented Z Backscatter technology provides enhanced detection of organic materials such as explosives (including sheet and liquid explosives), drugs, and plastic weapons which are easily missed by transmission-only systems in cluttered parcels. Z Backscatter’s photo-like images are easy to interpret, thereby speeding analysis time, potentially decreasing bags flagged for secondary screening, and reducing operator fatigue. Dual-energy transmission provides outstanding image quality, and enables the quick detection of a wide variety of threats such as guns, knives, and wires for IEDs. In addition, dual-energy offers organic and metallic discrimination. Together, Gemini’s two technologies provide the most information available about the contents of a parcel.

Gemini is now available in the following tunnel sizes to meet your security requirements:

  • Gemini 6040: With a tunnel size of 25.0" x 17.3" (64 cm x 44 cm), this system is ideal for screening mail and other small parcels for checkpoint, mailroom, and lobby applications.
  • Gemini 7555: With a tunnel size of 30.7" x 22.8" (78 cm x 58 cm), this system is ideal for screening large packages for checkpoint, mailroom, and lobby applications.
  • Gemini 100100: With a tunnel size of 41.3" x 40.3" (105.0 cm x 102.5 cm), this system is ideal for larger parcels and break-bulk cargo for customs, mailroom, and aviation applications.

About AS&E®

American Science and Engineering, Inc. (AS&E) is the leading worldwide supplier of innovative X-ray inspection systems. With over 50 years of experience in developing advanced X-ray security systems, the Company’s product line utilizes a combination of technologies, including patented Z Backscatter technology, Radioactive Threat Detection (RTD), high energy transmission and dual energy transmission X-ray. These technologies offer superior X-ray threat detection for plastic explosives, plastic weapons, liquid explosives, dirty bombs and nuclear devices. AS&E’s complete range of products include cargo inspection systems for port and border security, baggage screening systems for facility and aviation security, and personnel and passenger screening systems. AS&E systems protect high-threat facilities and help combat terrorism and trade fraud, drug smuggling, weapon smuggling, and illegal immigration and people smuggling. AS&E customers include leading government agencies, border authorities, military bases, airports and corporations worldwide, including the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS), U.S. Department of Defense (DoD), U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), HM Revenue & Customs (U.K.), Hong Kong Customs, and Abu Dhabi Customs. For more information on AS&E products and technologies, please visit www.as-e.com.

Safe Harbor Statement. The foregoing press release contains statements concerning AS&E's financial performance, markets and business operations that may be considered “forward-looking” under applicable securities laws. AS&E wishes to caution readers of this press release that actual results might differ materially from those projected in any forward-looking statements. Factors which might cause actual results to differ materially from those projected in the forward-looking statements contained herein include the following: significant reductions or delays in procurements of the Company's systems by the United States and other governments; disruption in the supply of any source component incorporated into AS&E's products; litigation seeking to restrict the use of intellectual property used by the Company; potential product liability claims against the Company; global political trends and events which affect public perception of the threat presented by drugs, explosives and other contraband; global economic developments and the ability of governments and private organizations to fund purchases of the Company's products to address such threats; and the potential insufficiency of Company resources, including human resources, capital, plant and equipment and management systems, to accommodate any future growth, and future delays in federal funding. These and certain other factors which might cause actual results to differ materially from those projected are detailed from time to time in AS&E’s periodic reports and registration statements filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission, which important factors are incorporated herein by reference. AS&E undertakes no obligation to update forward looking statements to reflect changed assumptions, the occurrence of unanticipated events, or changes in future operating results, financial condition or business over time.

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