NCS4 Completes Formal Lab Testing On Passport Systems SmartShield System For Venue Security

Passport Systems, Inc.
2017-04-27 09:00 2330

N. BILLERICA, Massachusetts, April 27, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Passport Systems, Inc. today announced that its SmartShield™ Networked Radiation Detection System has completed formal lab evaluation by National Center for Spectator Sports Safety and Security (NCS4) at The University of Southern Mississippi. NCS4 evaluated the SmartShield system for sixteen functional areas, including measurement and identification of radioactive isotopes, situational awareness, and geolocation of a radioactive source.

"We are very pleased with the performance of the SmartShield System," said Tom Hughes, Director of Product Management for SmartShield Technology. "NCS4 takes great pains to ensure rigorous testing. We are proud to be recognized by this leader in best practices for event and venue security."

The NCS4 evaluators were professionals from sports venues, hazardous material response, fire and emergency services, radiological response, and nuclear operations. Evaluators praised the SmartShield system:

  • "The best feature of the SmartShield™ system is the situational awareness it provides to response teams and leaders."
  • "Passport Systems SmartShield™ Technology presents a discreet, expedient, and efficient tool to rapidly detect, isolate, and identify gamma radiation-emitting sources. The interface, which utilizes features present in the current generation of smart phones is user-friendly and presents a variety of tools useful to new users and experienced users alike."
  • "The system has the ability to electronically inject a simulated radioactive source that provides a full fidelity simulation of an actual event […] It allows teams to 'train the way they fight.' This is a significant capability."

The evaluation follows principles currently espoused by standing DHS validation programs that assist operators with reviews of commercial systems and solutions. The overall score indicates that the SmartShield system performed at or above the levels considered by the evaluators to fully meet each requirement.

"The NCS4 evaluation is a significant milestone in the security community's acceptance of the SmartShield system," said Dr. Robert Ledoux, CEO of Passport Systems, Inc. "Sports and other large arena security is an important concern worldwide and Passport's SmartShield system is ideally suited to addressing this issue. We are proud to have the official NCS4 lab tested designation."

Read the full NCS4 report at

To schedule interviews with Mr. Hughes, please contact Passport Systems at 978-263-9900 x2227. To learn more about Passport Systems, please visit

Source: Passport Systems, Inc.