Cantronic Systems Inc. (Cantronic), a manufacturer and distributor of infrared imaging and commercial vision systems, announced new sales orders for 25 units of its FeverScan M3000D dual vision thermal imaging camera system for swine (H1N1) flu screening. These systems will be installed in various airports and key locations in Greece and Iraq. The continuing response for these thermal scanners is a direct result of Cantronic's recent success in providing fever scanners to airports around the world in their effort to combat the increasing spread of the swine (H1N1) flu. Cantronic has received orders for a total of approximately 85 thermal scanners to countries in North America, Europe, Mid-East, Africa and Asia for installations in airports, border crossings, major hotels and resorts and other public spaces with deliveries during the first night months of the fiscal year ending Jan. 31, 2010.
The FeverScan thermal scanner system works by reading the facial temperature of people within its view. It is a non-invasive mass screening tool that health officials can use to single out people who need closer examinations. Individuals with elevated body temperatures above a predefined value, such as in the case of a fever, can be visually identified and then further assessed by health personnel.
Fever scanning systems were first implemented for use at airports during the 2003 SARS outbreak, and demand for this type of thermal screening has been strong during the current swine (H1N1) flu pandemic.
We are pleased to be able to assist governments and businesses with our product in an effort to contain an extremely serious infectious disease, noted James Zahn, Cantronic’s President and CEO. Based on our continued success in providing thermal scanners for fever detection as well as more countries are racing to protect its people during the current swine (H1N1) flu pandemic, we have continued to received calls from all over the world. The number of inquiries and product orders during the past few months is a testament to the quality and reliability of our FeverScan thermal imaging camera system.