Start-up entrée en incubation en 2010
MultiX introduces spectrometric X-ray detectors
Innovative new technology ideal for luggage scanning systems
MultiX is a technology start-up that designs, produces and sells advanced X-ray spectrometric detectors, used for the identification of materials in general, and the detection of explosives in luggage and packages in particular.
The company was created in October, 2010 by Jacques Doremus and Patrick Radisson, both from the Thales group, with the support of the French CEA (Atomic Energy Commission). MultiX supplies x-rays system manufacturers with new x-ray detectors as part of a complete data acquisition system which upgrades current x-ray systems and allows them to perform better. This in turn allows airport operators to improve passenger facilitation and experience at checkpoints by reducing the need to divest liquids and laptops from their hand baggage while meeting the ever more stringent security regulations.
The new x-ray detectors are also applicable to non destructive testing applications, such as food and forest product processing where system performance can be can also significantly improved bringing a quick return on investment.
The MultiX x-ray detector technology has proved that it brings significant improvements in performance to current x-ray systems and hence has gained acceptance within the security market. The next step now is the development of x-ray security systems based on the technology. This new capital allows MultiX to take the next step by giving it the financial means to produce and market its technology to x-ray systems manufacturers to allow them to develop a new generation of x-ray systems with significantly improved performance to identify illicit substances and allow them to meet and exceed current and future performance regulations in both in Europe and in the United States.
?The company benefits from important partnerships with x-ray system manufacturers and CEA-Leti, a French National Laboratory, in the field of spectroscopic imaging. MultiX is also active in various French and European research and development programs.
The company’s head office is in Neuilly-sur-Seine, near Paris. The R&D is located in Moirans close to Grenoble in the French Alps.
MultiX has developed a new generation of high-performance X-ray spectrometric detectors, considerably improving the ability of X-ray scanners to identify materials in real time. All types of detection systems will benefit from this innovative sensing technology, from luggage inspection and other security applications, to non-destructive testing for quality control in industry.
MultiX is a spinoff of Thales Electron Devices (TED), a world leader in X-ray imaging components and subsystems.
TED offers complete radiology imaging solutions based on image intensifiers, CCD cameras and digital flat-panel detectors.
MultiX has attracted blue-chip investors from the global security industry, reflecting their confidence in our innovative technology and sound business plan.