Monday, May 16, 2016

SureScan™ Corporation, Manufacturer of the x1000 Explosive Detection Checked Baggage Screening Solution, Appoints New President, John Percival

John Percival replaces LeeAnn Levesque as President of SureScan

BINGHAMTON, NY – May 16, 2016 – SureScan™ Corporation, an emerging leader bringing advanced technology and manufacturing to the homeland security marketplace, today announced that John Percival has been named President, replacing LeeAnn Levesque, who has recently left the company to pursue other opportunities.  Mr. Percival will be responsible for SureScan’s overall operations, design, manufacture and sale of SureScan’s x1000 computed tomography (CT) explosive detection checked baggage screening solution effective immediately. 

“I am excited to lead SureScan’s transition from prototype manufacturing to volume production, deployment and installation, advancing SureScan to a leadership position in the global marketplace. The SureScan x1000 design delivers efficient baggage screening and brings the benefits of multi-energy advanced detection and lower cost of ownership to airport security customers.” said John Percival, President, SureScan. “Ms. Levesque was instrumental in educating the market on the benefits of the x1000 and we wish her continued success”.

Mr. Percival, joined SureScan earlier this year as the Vice President of Engineering, and brings over 34 years of experience in CT product development.  His extensive knowledge in all aspects of the technology uniquely positions him to lead SureScan in this phase of its growth.

To learn more about the SureScan x1000 visit us at www.surescaneds.com.

About SureScan™ Corporation
SureScan Corporation is an emerging leader in explosives detection servicing the U.S. and international markets with corporate offices in Binghamton, NY. SureScan is dedicated to developing and manufacturing solutions to enhance national and international security by combining advanced technology with world-class production and value engineering expertise.  SureScan is the developer and manufacturer of the x1000 TSA Certified and ECAC EDS Std 3 system, designed for high speed screening of baggage and packages.

Focusing on the needs of stakeholders in the homeland security marketplace, SureScan strives to provide effective and economical solutions, knowing critical security issues must be addressed without dismissing financial realities. This pragmatic approach results in solutions that are efficient, cost-effective and meet rigorous detection and quality standards.

Media inquiries: susan.cooper@surescaneds.com, +1 973 830 6798

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

SureScan x1000 Explosives Detection System for Checked Baggage Screening Achieves ECAC EDS Standard 3

November 17, 2015 - Next-Generation Design and Technology, The SureScan x1000 Multi-Energy Stationary Gantry Computed Tomography Explosives Detection System
(CT EDS) already TSA Certified, is now ECAC EDS Standard 3



ENDICOTT, NY, USA – November 17, 2015 – SureScan Corporation, an emerging leader bringing advanced technology and manufacturing to the homeland security marketplace, today announced that its x1000 checked baggage screening solution has successfully achieved European Civil Aviation Conference’s (ECAC) Explosive Detection System (EDS) Standard 3. The SureScan x1000 was the first multi-energy stationary gantry CT EDS to be TSA certified, and is now ECAC EDS Standard 3.

“We have engineered a solution that is future proof and operates at a much lower life cycle cost compared to those installed in airports.” said LeeAnn Levesque, President and CEO of SureScan. “Obtaining ECAC EDS Standard 3 positions the SureScan x1000 as the most comprehensive, next-generation solution for airports and their stakeholders, realizing considerable savings year-over-year.”

The SureScan x1000 next-generation CT EDS solution is:
  • Built from the ground up for checked baggage screening in an airport environment vs. inferior solutions adapted from less demanding medical applications. 
  • Flexible and future proof, engineered for simple field software upgrades for emerging threat detection and higher belt speeds forever increasing and faster passenger baggage throughput.
  • The most cost effective solution available with reduced power consumption, cooling efficiencies, self-calibration and a stationary gantry with no moving parts.
  • CT technology enhanced with multi-energy detection for atomic number analysis enabling the x1000 to detect threats at a low false alarm rate, today and into the future. 
  • Screens large bags with a rectangular tunnel throughout providing jam-free, continuous operation and faster throughput.
To learn more visit www.surescaneds.com

About SureScan™ Corporation

SureScan Corporation is an emerging leader in explosives detection servicing the U.S. and international markets with corporate offices in Endicott, NY. SureScan is dedicated to developing and manufacturing solutions to enhance national and international security by combining advanced technology with world-class production and value engineering expertise.

Focusing on the needs of stakeholders in the homeland security marketplace, SureScan strives to provide effective and economical solutions, knowing critical security issues must be addressed without dismissing financial realities. This pragmatic approach results in solutions that are efficient, cost-effective and meet rigorous detection and quality standards.


Media contact:
Susan Cooper
susan.cooper@surescaneds.com
+1 (973) 830-6798

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Jeremy Attree appointed Sales Director, EMEAI

October 21, 2015 - SureScan Corporation, Manufacturer of the x1000 Explosive Detection Checked Baggage Screening Solution,  Appoints Jeremy Attree as Sales Director, EMEAI

With International Demand and Global Regulatory Approvals, Industry Veteran Joins SureScan


ENDICOTT, NY – October 21, 2015 – SureScan™ Corporation, an emerging leader bringing advanced technology and manufacturing to the homeland security marketplace today announced it has appointed Jeremy Attree as Sales Director, EMEAI (Europe, Middle East, Asia, India), SureScan Corporation. Jeremy comes with a wealth of aviation security experience and has spent much of his career in international sales and general management, primarily for security related technology companies.

Joining in concert with strong international demand and global regulatory approvals, LeeAnn Levesque, President and CEO of SureScan said, “This is an excellent time for Jeremy to join the SureScan team and continue his successful career.  SureScan is excited to have an experienced and technology savvy executive articulating the many technological and economic benefits of a stationary gantry solution to International customers and stakeholders.”

“I am excited and proud to be joining SureScan at such an important time in the evolution of the screening industry” said Jeremy Attree. “SureScan’s technology offers a unique solution to airports and one which I believe is already proving to be game-changing. SureScan’s unique stationary gantry solution represents an opportunity to take a leadership position in the marketplace, in both hold baggage screening today and carry-on screening in the near future.”

To learn more about the SureScan x1000 visit SureScan at www.surescaneds.com. Meet with LeeAnn Levesque and Jeremy Attree at AVSEC World 2015, Dublin, Ireland, where SureScan is a sponsor and panelist speaker at the Security & Technology session on Oct 27, 2015.

About SureScan™ Corporation
SureScan™ Corporation is an emerging leader in explosives detection servicing the U.S. and international markets with corporate offices in Endicott, NY. SureScan is dedicated to developing and manufacturing solutions to enhance national and international security by combining advanced technology with world-class production and value engineering expertise.

Focusing on the needs of stakeholders in the homeland security marketplace, SureScan strives to provide effective and economical solutions, knowing critical security issues must be addressed without dismissing financial realities. This pragmatic approach results in solutions that are efficient, cost-effective and meet rigorous detection and quality standards. 

Media contact:
Susan Cooper
susan.cooper@surescaneds.com
+1 (973) 830-6798

Friday, August 7, 2015

Fox40 News Visits SureScan Corporate Office and Interviews President & CEO LeeAnn Levesque

August 7, 2015 - Fox40 wicz.com - video
Schumer Pitches Endicott Firm to TSA

Fighting emerging threats needs emerging technology. That's the argument senator Charles Schumer is making to the Transportation Security Administration as he pitches a local company.

Surescan in endicott develops screening equipment for airports. Schumer is urging the TSA to use Surescan, pointing to a recent TSA report that revealed agents failed to uncover 67 out of 70 threats at airports across the country.

The head of Surescan says emerging threats such as homemade explosives, or HMEs creates the need for advanced technology. She says Surescan's machine is able to detect material more capably and with more distinction than traditional screeners.

"That leads to lower false alarm (rates). It's also got built-in capability to look for and detect emerging threats as we know them and as we know they are coming," said LeeAnn Levesque, President and CEO of Surescan.

The company already has relationships with both the TSA and Department of Homeland Security. According to Schumer's office, the TSA screens 1.2 million pieces of baggage per day.

Thursday, August 6, 2015

Senator Schumer Urges TSA to Increase Use of SureScan Expertise

  August 6, 2015 –Senator Schumer's Press Release.

IN MEETING WITH NEW TSA ADMINISTRATOR, SCHUMER URGES FEDS TO INCORPORATE SURESCAN CORPORATION INTO EFFORTS TO IMPROVE AIRPORT SECURITY – SENATOR SAYS SOUTHERN TIER COMPANY’S TECHNICAL EXPERTISE AND INVOLVEMENT WITH TSA WOULD IMPROVE AIRPORT SCREENING PROCEDURES & CREATE JOBS IN THE SOUTHERN TIER

Earlier This Year, Media Reports Cited a New TSA “Red Team” Report Suggesting Agents Failed to Uncover 67 Out of 70 Threats at Airports Across the Country; In Response, Senator Pushed for a Full Review of Comprehensive Screening Processes to Ensure Any & All Issues Are Addressed
Schumer Met With New TSA Administrator Neffenger to Push for the Involvement of Southern Tier Company, SureScan, In Efforts to Overhaul & Review Processes – SureScan Is Developer of Highly Effective Checked Baggage Screening Solution 
Schumer: Include SureScan In Efforts To Better Ways to Improve Screenings & Closing Loopholes in Nation’s Security System
In a meeting with newly sworn-in Transportation Security Administration (TSA) Administrator Peter Neffenger, U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer urged the federal agency to incorporate SureScan, a Binghamton-based company, into its efforts to overhaul our nation’s airport security systems. Schumer explained that he previously urged the TSA to complete an overhaul of employee training procedures and a review of airport security measures following a TSA “Red Team” report that revealed agents failed to uncover 67 out of 70 threats at airports across the country. Following his push, the TSA heeded his call and is working to conduct a review of screening equipment and its effectiveness with industry stakeholders. Now, Schumer is urging the TSA to incorporate SureScan in that industry stakeholder discussion and other TSA efforts surrounding ways to improve airport screenings and security measures following this assessment. Schumer is pushing for SureScan to be included in these discussions because it is the developer and manufacturer of the TSA Certified x1000, a new, innovative checked baggage screening solution designed to increase security in domestic and international airports while simultaneously lowering the total cost of ownership. Schumer said SureScan, as the creator of this next generation scanning technology, should have a seat at the table when it comes to efforts that will help to keep travelers safe.
“SureScan’s development of the next generation checked baggage screening device has truly proven that this company is capable of developing the kinds of cutting-edge equipment needed to keep our travelers safe. That is why I am urging the new TSA administrator to include SureScan in its discussion about how to close major loopholes in our nation’s security system by overhauling screening procedures. As the developer of the exact kinds of screening systems airports across this country should be using, SureScan deserves a seat at the table. I will continue to work hard to make sure the TSA leaves no stone unturned when it comes to airport security and includes SureScan in these efforts,” said Schumer.
Each day, TSA screens about 1.8 million airline passengers and about 1.2 million checked bags and the effectiveness of individual pieces of equipment is critical to that process. A “Red Team” test from earlier this year determined that 67 out of 70 threats failed to be detected across the country. Following this report, Schumer said that a review of TSA employee procedures is needed. In January, a groundbreaking investigation conducted by District Attorney Ken Thompson identified major weaknesses in the airport screening system, when an employee simply brought bags of weapons through the employee entrances and into the secure areas of the airport. At New York area airports, employees are physically screened in some cases, but not in every instance - the rules vary by employee and terminal.  Ironically, the TSA does require that flight crew and pilots be screened.
Schumer has long been an advocate of the contribution a solution like the SureScan x1000 could make to the world of aviation security and threat detection. In 2010, Schumer visited SureScan in Endicott to examine the company’s new, emerging scanning technology. During his visit, Schumer called on the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to provide more funding for research and development as well as ensure that companies like SureScan have the resources needed to promote new forms of innovation and enhanced aviation safety measures. In 2010, Schumer urged President Obama to devote a significant amount of the $1 billion in federal funds to be set aside for security improvements at airports to research and development, to ensure that we have the most cutting edge and effective technology.
Schumer has also worked to raise the profile of the SureScan x1000 and increase funding opportunities to support acquisition of technologies like it. In 2008, Schumer supported a $5 million procurement opportunity for the development and optimization of x1000 for the TSA, and worked to keep the company in the conscience of key decision makers like TSA heads and the Secretary of DHS. Schumer visited the facility in 2003, 2008 and 2010, met with local leaders and even brought a head of procurement from TSA to tour facility.

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

SureScan Corporation x1000 Awarded Best Explosives, Narcotics, Contraband Detection Solution by Government Security News

ENDICOTT, NY – July 22, 2015 – SureScan Corporation, an emerging leader bringing advanced technology and manufacturing to the homeland security marketplace, today announced that its x1000 Multi-Energy Stationary Gantry Computed Tomography Explosive Detection System (CT EDS) is the winner of a 2015 Airport, Seaport, Border Security award from Government Security News.  The SureScan x1000 was recognized as the winner of the Best Explosives, Narcotics, and Contraband Detection solutions category.

According to GSN, the awards program "demonstrates the spectacular scientific achievements and dedication to homeland security that are shared by the public-private partnership of vendor companies and federal, state and local government agencies."

“Best Explosives, Narcotics, Contraband Detection” is always one of the most hotly contested categories in GSN’s annual Airport, Seaport, Border Security Awards,” said Government Security News CEO Adrian Courtenay.  “Congratulations to winner SureScan Corporation and its x1000 solution, representing a next generation solution of CT EDS design and “future proof” detection technology.”

LeeAnn Levesque, President and CEO of SureScan said, “The SureScan x1000 is the perfect combination of next-generation technology and advanced engineering for a solution that is “future proof” with algorithm and belt speed upgrades, and operation at an overall lower cost of ownership.  This accolade from Government Security News adds to the global recognition we are receiving for the x1000 solution.”

The x1000 is the most unique, high performing and economical solution in the market today. Its innovative use of proven CT technology enhanced with the implementation of multi-energy detection for atomic number analysis enables the x1000 to provide low false alarm rates, and the highest level of accuracy of current and emerging threat detection.

The system architecture creates key advantages over medically adapted solutions, such as a stationary gantry with no moving parts enabling customers to experience far lower maintenance and part replacement costs resulting in a much lower cost of ownership. In addition, x1000 operating benefits include:

•    A large rectangular tunnel throughout for jam-free, faster throughput
•    Greatly reduced power consumption
•    Operational efficiencies such as cooling and zero impact self-calibration
•    Future poof upgrades for increased belt speeds and threat detection

To learn more about the SureScan x1000 visit us at www.surescaneds.com

About SureScan™ Corporation

SureScan Corporation  is an emerging leader in explosives detection servicing the U.S. and international markets with corporate offices in Endicott, NY. SureScan is dedicated to developing and manufacturing solutions to enhance national and international security by combining advanced technology with world-class production and value engineering expertise.

Focusing on the needs of stakeholders in the homeland security marketplace, SureScan strives to provide effective and economical solutions, knowing critical security issues must be addressed without dismissing financial realities. This pragmatic approach results in solutions that are efficient, cost-effective and meet rigorous detection and quality standards. 

Media contact:
Susan Cooper
susan.cooper@surescaneds.com
+1 (973) 830-6798

Monday, June 15, 2015

Passenger Terminal World Highlights SureScan x1000 as One of Ten New Security Technologies to Watch

ENDICOTT, NY – June 2015Passenger Terminal World June 2015 issue features the SureScan x1000, featured as 1 of 10 new security technologies.  Read here for the full article.


LeeAnn Levesque, President and CEO, SureScan Corporation Quoted in Passenger Terminal World -
The June 2015 issue of Passenger Terminal World lead article, “Baggage Handling”, includes insight from LeeAnn Levesque, President and CEO, SureScan Corporation.  LeeAnn points out that more efficient security screening will help ensure a reduction in processing times for bags and…read more.


Read about the features and benefits of the SureScan x1000 in the June 2015 issue of Passenger Terminal World.


Media contact or to schedule a Q&A interview with LeeAnn Levesque:
Susan Cooper
susan.cooper@surescaneds.com
+1 (973) 830-6798