VeriTainer has partnered with Erudite Inc. to deploy a system for the detection of nuclear shielding materials within cargo containers. VeriTainer is a seller of crane-mounted systems for maritime security. Erudite develops cargo security and counter-terrorism technology. Together they are offering a system known as Synchronous Vibrational Cargo Imaging (SVCI). It combines VeriTainer's VeriSpreader crane-mounted scanning capability with Erudite's SVCI. VeriTainer will market SVCI worldwide, as an integral part of VeriSpreader. In the process, SVCI technology will be seamlessly integrated into the VeriSpreader system, allowing for the clear and redundant confirmation of whether a container has nuclear material inside, the companies said. SVCI acoustic technology creates a "footprint" of the materials inside the container. The technology allows users to compare the box's contents to the shipping manifest and determine whether unauthorized materials are on board. SVCI is a new technique for non-intrusive interrogation and imaging (NII). Unlike active radioactive-scanning materials such as x-ray, muon and gamma ray systems, it uses safe, non-ionizing, acoustic energy to locate high-density materials. SVCI is the only NII method for detecting nuclear shielding material that does not require containers and port personnel to be exposed to harmful ionizing radiation, the companies claimed.
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