1ST Detect’s TRACER 1000TM is a mass spectrometer-based chemical detector with a swab-based thermal desorption sample inlet system. The system is capable of detecting a wide range of semi-volatile and/or nonvolatile compounds, and can be customized for your security organization’s unique needs.

Using standard swab technology to collect trace samples from surfaces, the TRACER 1000 maintains the present screening CONOPS. With a near-zero false positive rate and rapid analysis time, this next-generation detector includes many of the most advanced features found in expensive laboratory mass spectrometers – at a fraction of the cost.

Designed to detect explosives and narcotics such as peroxides, HMEs, stimulants and fentanyl, the TRACER 1000 will greatly increase border and checkpoint security, improve civilian safety, and optimize throughput.

Currently accepting pre-orders.

  • High-peformance Linear Ion Trap (LIT) mass spectrometer
  • Swab-based thermal desorption sample inlet system
  • MS/MS capabilities allow verification of any positive results
  • Visual alarm displayed upon identification of target compounds
  • Automatic tuning and calibration
  • Instantly updatable and expandable target library (no hardware changes required)
  • User-friendly TraceAlert™ software collects, displays and exports the results in a variety of formats
  • Laboratory-quality performance
  • Capable of detecting a wide range of threats
  • Near-zero false positive rate
  • Rapid analysis time
  • Intuitive UX/UI
  • Transportable
  • Non-radioactive
  • Low-cost
  • Sensitivity: pg – µg, depending on threat
  • Sample Throughput: 90 per hour
  • Startup Time: 20 minutes from cold start
  • Cleardown Time After Alarm: < 2 minutes
  • Response Time: ~ 10 seconds, library dependent
  • Dynamic Range: > 3 orders of magnitude
  • Weight: 54 lbs (24 kg)
  • Dimensions: 18” W x 14.5” L x 21” H (45 cm x 36 cm x 53 cm)
  • Power: 110 VAC / 230 VAC, 50 Hz / 60 Hz
  • Ionization: Non-radioactive, Chemical Ionization
  • Ion Polarity: Positive & Negative
  • Storage Capacity: 65,000 samples
  • Aviation Checkpoint Security
  • Border Security
  • Law Enforcement Agencies
  • First Responders