3DIcon Says Next-Generation Technology to Help Security Screeners Prevent Smuggled Explosives on Aircraft
Real-Time, Full-Color, 360-Degree, High-Definition 3D Scanning Should Also Facilitate Fast and Accurate Cargo Inspections
TULSA, OK--(Marketwire - 01/13/10) - 3DIcon Corporation (OTC.BB:TDCP), the developer of volumetric, three-dimension projection and display technologies, today announced that its recent advancements with genuine 3D replication could someday play a major role in the nation's efforts to prevent terrorist assaults on aircraft, airports, and cargo, both airborne and at sea.
"Threats and actions against the United States and other countries by ideologically committed terrorists continue to increase," said Martin Keating, 3DIcon's chairman and CEO. "Viewing scenes in 3D from two-dimensional material could change the way the world protects itself."
Over the past year alone, there have been dozens of thwarted terrorist attempts, such as the recent Delta Airlines incident over Detroit. Most, however, have remained unreported to the general public.
"What America is facing is not a short-term risk," Keating said. "It's my opinion that we will be threatened by these killers for two or more generations. Extremists are committed to the destruction of our very way of life, and we must aggressively defend ourselves, using all assets available. Every contribution to the safety of our people is worthy of consideration."
3DIcon has developed 3D technology that could be employed in a myriad of areas to protect America's national security interests. In addition to screening, these "next generation" assets have the potential to enhance the ability of the Federal Aviation Administration to monitor aircraft and for the military to replicate battle zones in real time and in full, 360-degree high-definition color displays. Other anticipated uses include sophisticated and real-time imaging for brain, cardiac, and other immediate-need medical applications on the battlefield and elsewhere.
Keating concluded, "We plan to continue to create innovative 3D technologies. We have the intellectual and other necessary assets, and we intend to be a meaningful player."
About 3DIcon Corporation
3DIcon Corporation (the "Company") is a developer of groundbreaking 3D projection and display technologies that are designed to produce full color, 360� volumetric images. The Company recently completed a working prototype of its flagship technology, CSpace�, a breakthrough in 3D imaging, along with concluding a key licensing agreement for the CSpace� technology. 3DIcon has also launched its first software product, Pixel Precision�, which targets the R&D market for developers using Texas Instruments' DLP� line of products. For more information, please visit www.3dicon.net.
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Released January 13, 2010