XCat

The XCat handheld detection system detects narcotics, homemade and high explosives, and gunshot residue. The XCat is ruggedized for field use, has an expandable detection library and uses a rechargeable Li-ion battery. Detection cards are used to introduce the sample to the instrument. Each analyte or group of analytes is detected with a dedicated card. The XCat is typically used by police to sample suspicious drugs and other substances from hands, vehicles, packages and surfaces.

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Availability: Commercially Available

Chris Ellis
Vice President of Sales
cellis@redxdefense.com
+1 407 247 9321
7642 Standish Place
Rockville, MD 20855
USA
www.redxdefense.com
Manufacturer
RedXDefense
Product Name
XCat
Detection Category
Chemical; Explosives
Detection Principle
Molecular Spectroscopy;
Detection Method
Fluorescence;
Application
Emergency Response; Screening; Bulk Analysis; Trace Analysis;
Equipment Type
Instrument
Product Synopsis
The XCat handheld detection system detects narcotics, homemade and high explosives, and gunshot residue. The XCat is ruggedized for field use, has an expandable detection library and uses a rechargeable Li-ion battery. Detection cards are used to introduce the sample to the instrument. Each analyte or group of analytes is detected with a dedicated card. The XCat is typically used by police to sample suspicious drugs and other substances from hands, vehicles, packages and surfaces.
Availability
Commercially Available
Technology Readiness Level (TRL)
9
Market Entry Date
2013
User Feedback Sources
Indifferent/No user feedback
Supporting Documentation
Docs: RedX-XCat.pdf;
Dimensions
3.6 x 1.7 x 6.0 in (92 x 44 x 153 mm)
Weight
<1 lb.; 0.45 kg
Power Requirements
Lithium Battery; Rechargeable Li-ion battery, car and wall charger, battery life is 7 hours continuous use
Transportability
Pocket Size
Ruggedness
Waterproof/Resistant; Dust; Vibration/Shock; IP52, MIL-STD-810G, Vibration (1 hour truck bed simulator), Transit drop (26 drops from 4 feet), 1000X lifetime cycle testing completed without any failures
Operating Conditions
0 to 49°C (32 to 120°F)
Consumables
>$1,000/year; Sampling cards are purchased separately are a single use item. Explosives $39.50 for a box of ten, Narcotics $25 for a box of ten, Gunshot residue $50 for a box of ten
Communications Interface
Removable SD card
Expected Operational Life
Indefinite
Shelf Life
<5 years; 2 years (sampling card shelf life)
Unit Cost
$2,100.00
Maintenance Cost
$3.95/card(sample), sold in packs of 10
Tested For Explosives
Nitramines, C4, RDX, Semtex, Black Power, TNT, Piciric acidnitroaromatics, nitrates, and peroxides, others
Tested For Narcotics
Amphetamines, methamphetamines, MDMA, bath salts, cocaine, heroin, fentanyl, fentanyl related products, pseudoephedrine, PCP, others
Other Chemical Targets
Gunshot residue
Number of Library Entries
Not Specified
Sample Introduction
Solid; Liquid
Sensitivity/Detection Limits
µg; <40 µg
False Negative Rates
Related pharmaceuticals
Start Up Time (From Cold Start To Sample Ready)
30 seconds
Response Time (Sample Application To Output)
<5 minutes; 10 to 90 seconds, depending on the analyte
Total Run Time
10 to 90 seconds, depending on the analyte
Alarm Capability
Visual
Other Operational Parameters
Sampling: swab sample onto sampling card and insert into Xcat Device
Training Required
<1 day training
Training Available
YouTube videos
Manuals Available
Field and Operation Guide
Warranties
1 year, extended warranty is available for $190
IATA Shipping Restrictions
Yes; Lithium ion battery
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