Xcat HandHeld Detection System

explosive, narcotics, contraband detection systemThe XCAT handheld detection system provides law enforcement, military, government, border control, forensics experts, commercial and private security companies with a simple, easy and automated way to detect narcotics, gunshot residue and explosives in a single step.

The XCAT is designed for sampling suspicious drugs and other substances on hands, vehicles, packages and surfaces. The unit displays a red or green light signal to the user simply indicating ‘detection’ or ‘no detection’ with no interpretation, no color charts, no spraying and no chemical exposure

The Xcat Detection System provides you with the following Advantages:

  • Narcotics, Explosive, and Gunshot Residue detection in a single platform
  • Easy Indication – Red-Light/Green-Light result
  • Simple to Operate – No interpretation needed, no color charts, no spraying, no chemical exposure
  • Reliable and Rugged for field use
  • An Expandable Detection Library
  • Rechargeable Li-ion battery

XCAT Specifications

The XCAT is intended for presumptive testing. Sampling cards are dedicated to detecting either individual analytes or groups of related analytes.

Explosive detection, contraband detection system

The XCAT uses detection cards with specially formulated optical detection inks and software to identify characteristics unique to each individual or group of chemically related analytes.

  • Detection Principle – Optical Detection
  • Time to Analyze – 10-90 sec.*
  • Calibration – None required
  • Power-up Time – 20 seconds
  • Consumables – Sampling Cards
  • Power Source – Rechargeable Li-ion battery (car and wall charger)
  • Battery Life – 7 hours (continuous use)
  • Operating Temperature Range – 0°C to 49°C (32°F to 120°F)
  • Dimensions – 3.6″ x 1.7″ x 6.0″ (Length x Width x Height)
  • Weight – Under 0.5kg

*Depending on analytes


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