For Immediate Release
March 29, 2004


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Gunnebo Entrance Control Introduces the ImmSec (Automated Immigration Security Gate) with Newton Security Inc.'s T-DAR® technology for Single Person Detection

San Francisco, CA and Seattle, WA - Gunnebo Omega Inc, (GEC), a world leader in providing security entrance control solutions and Newton Security Inc, the global leader in the supply of machine vision single person detection systems today debuts the Gunnebo ImmSec. Utilizing Newton’s patent pending T-DAR® technology exclusively for single person detection, the Gunnebo ImmSec, the only system of its kind to be in actual use for automatic immigration, will be shown at booth # 23125 at ISC West in Las Vegas.

The ImmSec is designed to automate immigration inspection protocols at border crossings points such as land frontiers, airports, sea ports and international railway terminals. ImmSec is available in standard or wide lane configuration to meet global disabled user regulations. By using T-DAR® technology to perform personnel detection it allows the ImmSec to offer reliable detection of a single person or persons fraudulently attempting to violate immigration security protocols. With the ImmSec interfaced to Machine Readable Travel Documentation (MRTD’s), Biometric and E-passport reading systems it makes the ImmSec a formidable immigration station. Additionally the combination of both technologies offers the ability to check and identify when luggage or other objects have been left behind inside the ImmSec.

T-DAR®’s sophisticated stereo 3-dimensional machine vision technology constantly monitors and accurately counts the number of persons attempting to enter a given area. Newton’s T-DAR® technology has successfully been deployed in many applications around the world to control and track access to restricted areas.

"The combination of T-DAR® and the ImmSec system will provide governments with a tool that will allow for the re-allocation of manpower from inspecting their enrolled citizens to being able to spend time with those non-citizens desiring entry. T-DAR® has the ability to clearly identify and to determine that only a single person is attempting to access the ImmSec, regardless of luggage or parcel size.” stated John W. Bramblet, CEO and President of Newton. “Newton is very pleased to be able to offer its technology exclusively with Gunnebo, the world leader in unmanned immigration systems.” he added.

“This technology represents a significant enhancement over existing optical-beam technology in this specific application” stated Lars Proos, Managing Director of Gunnebo Entrance Control AB. Proos also added: “The application of the T-DAR® system in the ImmSec gate is a major step forward in establishing the viability of the use of unmanned immigration entrance control systems. Proos stated: “We are delighted to be able to announce that Gunnebo has secured the exclusive rights to this advanced system for use in immigration gates worldwide. Its proven ability to provide single person detection combined with Gunnebo’s established leadership in entrance control gates will make for the optimum solution to unmanned immigration control.”

Gunnebo Entrance Control AB is part of the Swedish owned Gunnebo Group. Internationally based Gunnebo is a world leader in the supply and manufacture of entrance control solution equipment for use in security, leisure and mass transit systems on a global basis. Gunnebo operates from three major manufacturing operations in both Europe and the USA with substantial sales and support coverage located in many leading countries. Additional information may be found at . Point of contact Stefan Spasovski, e-mail

Seattle-based Newton Security Inc. is a privately held provider of high technology solutions to address today's security needs. The company develops and markets high-performance computer driven answers to difficult security problems. Newton Security's products are designed to allow the quality, efficiency and cost effectiveness of computer technology to replace the human element in security applications where the tedious nature of the job, and the high cost of personnel, makes it difficult to maintain the necessary effectiveness of today's security requirements. Newton Security is the world leader in machine vision single person detection. Additional information may be found at

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