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Suicide Bomb Attack Kills 18, Increases Demand for Thermal Matrix Technology

Washington, DC, August 28, 2011 --( The worldwide wave of suicide bombings continued this week in Nigeria, with an attack that killed at least 18 people at a United Nation’s headquarters in the Nigerian capital of Abuja. Initial reports indicate an Islamic militant group linked to the Taliban is increasing such bombings on Western targets.

"More attacks are on the way, and by the will of Allah we will have the unfettered access to wherever we want to attack," said a spokesman for the group claiming responsibility, Boko Haram. "We have more than 100 men who are willing to lay down their lives for the cause of Allah."

The attack is the latest in a string of tragedies, including others most recently in Afghanistan and Pakistan. The tragedies have killed both civilians and officials, including five French members of NATO in a suicide bombing in the Kapisa province of Afghanistan.

“Americans are in harm’s way overseas, and terrorists are showing no mercy in the use of suicide bombs,” said Richard Salem, founder and CEO of threat detection maker Thermal Matrix International (TMI). “We are seeing a dramatic increase in inquiries from the most troubled corners of the world, including Nigeria, as attacks such as these occur. It is more critical now than ever that we deploy our life saving technology in all high target areas, as it is possible to prevent these tragedies before terrorists can strike.”

Founded to develop technology that can protect people from PBIEDs (Person-borne improvised explosive devices), TMI is a world leader in technology that provides advance warning of an approaching suicide bomber. Through the power of thermal imagers, the Thermal Matrix ACT system is able to provide security forces with an extra layer of detection, allowing them to see what a suicide bomber is hiding beneath their clothing, long before he or she reaches the intended target.

Portability and ease of setup are also major attributes to the ACT system. The system is designed to be used by a single operator, indoors or out. With a set-up time of less than ten minutes, ACT is designed for multiple applications in a wide range of environments. In addition, there are no privacy concerns, as infrared imagers are not x-rays, but instead analyze the surface of clothing.

“Today’s news that the United Nations was the target in Nigeria further confirms that western targets, including Americans, are at risk of suicide bomb attacks wherever terrorists can strike,” Salem said. “The only way to stop the use of suicide bombs is to prove to terrorists that we will stop them before tragedy can occur. That is exactly what Thermal Matrix technology is capable of doing.”

More information on Thermal Matrix and the ACT Suicide Bomb Detection System can be found at

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Chris Jadick