The challenge of rapidly and accurately screening passengers and cargo has escalated in recent years due to the increased availability of explosive materials and narcotics, coupled with the evolution of terroristic techniques and practices.

1ST Detect’s next-generation, mass spectrometry-based TRACER 1000TM detector includes a near-zero false alarm rate and rapid analysis time, plus many of the advanced features of traditional mass spectrometers found in laboratories – at a fraction of the cost and size.

Detectable threats include peroxides, HMEs, fentanyl and fentanyl analogs, heroine, cocaine, and more. With a similar CONOPS and standard swab sampling mechanism to collect trace samples from surfaces, the device was designed to replace the current generation of IMS-based explosives trace detectors currently deployed at airports, cargo inspection depots, and other high-security facilities globally.

With its ability to detect current and future threats, the mass spectrometry-based TRACER 1000 sets the new standard of security for our future.

Currently accepting pre-orders.

  • High-peformance Linear Ion Trap (LIT) mass spectrometer
  • Swab-based thermal desorption sample inlet system
  • MS/MS capabilities allow secondary verification of any positive result
  • Audiovisual alarm capabilities
  • Automatic tuning and calibration
  • Instantly upgradeable and expandable threat 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 alarm rate
  • Rapid analysis time
  • Intuitive UX/UI
  • Transportable
  • Non-radioactive
  • Low-cost
  • Sensitivity: pg – µg, depending on threat
  • Sample Throughput: 120 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: 57 lbs (25 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
  • Air Cargo
  • Border Security
  • Law Enforcement Agencies
  • First Responders