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The recent series of mail bombs sent to former President Barack Obama, Vice President Joe Biden, Hillary Clinton and others have put a spotlight on the security of mailing and delivery services. HÜBNER Photonics, a German-based company with US locations in San Jose, Calif. and Mount Pleasant S.C., recently announced the availability of a new second generation T-SENSE, an all-in one sensor solution designed to improve the security and safety of postal facilities around the world. 

Using high-frequency technology, T-SENSE detects concealed objects, powders and hazardous substances in packages. Leveraging terahertz waves, T-SENSE penetrates paper, clothing, plastic and many other materials in just seconds, similar to airport screening machines. HÜBNER Photonics debuted the T-SENSE devices for postal scanning in 2016. 

”Every post office or mail room in the world represents a gateway for dangerous attacks and must be closely protected,” said Thorsten Sprenger, Head of Terahertz-Technology & Photonics at HÜBNER Photonics. ”T-SENSE effectively detects potential hazards while also reducing costly false alarms. It is also safe for security employees, with no harmful radiation omitted during operation, unlike traditional security solutions, such as x-rays.” 

The new T-SENSE can scan letters and packages up to a thickness of 5 cm. The turnkey system includes a plug-and-play setup and intuitive user interface. The compact, stand-alone device includes an integrated computer with corresponding software as well as a touch-screen monitor, mouse and keyboard. All that is required to start working is a normal power connection.


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