MAY 9--Coreco Imaging (St.-Laurent, QC, Canada; www.imaging.com) reports that the company's joint effort with Cantronic Systems Inc. (Vancouver, BC, Canada; www.cantronic.com) has resulted in the deployment of thermal imaging systems in the fight against SARS (Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome). Fever Scan M3000 is an imaging system designed for screening public areas for individuals with elevated body temperatures. Those individuals who register higher than normal body temperatures may be exhibiting the first symptoms of SARS and can be identified for medical attention. "Coreco Imaging's vision technology is a key aspect of our system, offering speed and versatility," said James Zahn, president and chief executive officer at Cantronic Systems.
Alternative detection methods currently available are costly, intrusive, and inconvenient and do not allow for large numbers of people to be screened. The Fever Scan M3000 is a dynamic, real-time, thermal imaging system that can rapidly screen hundreds of people per minute to minimize the disruption of pedestrian flow. These systems can provide long-range detection capabilities (as far as 1600 meters) and are in operation worldwide in high-traffic public facilities such as airports, railway, subway stations, and seaports.