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Gulfport Postal Facility Installs Anthrax Detection Device

06/01/05 - Mail in South Mississippi is now safeguarded against the threat of anthrax. The Gulfport mail processing center just installed the newest high tech gear to detect bio hazards. It's part of the ongoing response to terrorist threats here at home.

The large purple device is nicknamed "Barney". "Just a big vacuum cleaner that sucks up," one postal worker explained. It does collect air samples from sorted mail. But the BDS, Biohazard Detection System, is considerably more advanced and much more expensive than a vacuum cleaner.

Postal worker John White can't explain the technical aspect. But he does know the device raises the comfort level of employees. "We know that it's going to be detected. We know that we're going to be able to find it. And we'll find it in time that they'll actually be able to do something about it," said White.

If the device alerts to possible anthrax, an emergency plan unfolds. Local emergency workers recently staged a disaster drill based on anthrax detection.

Dewayne Martin is a postal inspector. "This is where we're going to stage this and this is where we'll stage that. So, that if the incident were to occur, we'd be ready," he said.

The question you may be wondering, with all this high tech equipment, will it slow down the delivery of my mail? The simple answer is no. In fact, the system was designed and integrated so it doesn't hinder the normal flow of mail.

"That's the beauty of it. The folks that worked together on the operations and we want to sustain our operations and postal service to our customers," said facility manager, Larry Gray.

Postal workers are still getting accustomed to the new addition. It's a high tech sign of the times for all of America.

"I think we're ready. If the alarm goes off, we're prepared to meet that challenge," said Martin.

The Postal Service began developing the detection system after anthrax-tainted mail killed two postal workers in New Jersey in 2001. Nationwide, it will cost 750 million dollars to install the detectors at all 283 postal sorting facilities.

By Steve Phillips

IMI Digital Printing Summer Camp 2005 Courses Announced

Information Management Institute, Inc. announces five courses for its 5th Annual Digital Printing Summer Camp 2005 to be held July 25-29, 2005 Marriott Boston Cambridge Hotel, Cambridge, Massachusetts. The courses are Ink Jet Academy; UV Ink Jet Course; Ink Jet Printing Media, Security Printing Seminar and Managing Product Development for Value(tm).

Carrabassett Valley, ME (PRWEB) June 20, 2005 -- Information Management Institute, Inc. announces the final programs for its 5th Annual Digital Printing Summer Camp 2005 to be held July 25-29, 2005 Marriott Boston Cambridge Hotel, Cambridge, Massachusetts. Digital Printing Summer Camp 2005 offers the following five courses:

Ink Jet Academy: Theory of Ink Jet Technology – July 25-26, 2005
IMI’s most popular course describing the latest advancements in ink jet hardware and ink technologies, led by Mike Willis of Pivotal Resources and Dr. Alan Hudd of Xennia Technology

UV Ink Jet Course – July 27-28, 2005
A course describing the technology and issues involved in design, implementation and use of UV-based ink jet systems with sessions on UV Chemistry, UV Curing and Product Implementaton/Applications led by James Goodrich of Sartomer, Dr. John Maitland of Nordson UV and Dr. Alan Hudd of Xennia Technology.

Ink Jet Printing Media: Coated & Uncoated – July 27-28, 2005
What Makes A Successful Ink Jet Printing Media?
A course describing ink jet media grades, ink/paper interactions, coating alternatives, characterization tools and paper design & development led by Dr. John Oliver of Innov8 Solutions and Derek Chard of Derek Chard Technologies.

Security Printing Seminar – July 28-29, 2005
A seminar designed to provide an understanding of the basic requirements for secure printed documents and the currently available and developing technological alternatives to achieve secure printed documents led by Dr. Annette Jaffe of Annette Jaffe Consulting and Harold Schofield of Schofield Imaging Associates PLUS a demonstration session of available forensic analysis tools.

Managing Product Development for Value – July 28-29, 2005
Product Development Simulation Techniques for Successful Innovation:
A one-of-a-kind course designed to provide fundamental skills for the entire chain of steps required for successful innovation (utilizing an integrated system of lecture and digital printing based case based teamwork) led by George A. Gibson of Xerox Innovation Group.

Full course details and on-line registration are now available on IMI’s web site

Don’t miss this opportunity to obtain up to date technical information on key topics in the digital printing industry as well an opportunity to visit historic Cambridge and Boston for a day or two before or after IMI’s Digital Printing Summer Camp 2005.

About Information Management Institute, Inc.
Information Management Institute, Inc. (IMI) sponsors conferences world-wide to assist the digital printing industry in understanding technology developments, markets and applications requirements. IMI conferences offer attendees a unique opportunity for leading hardware, consumables, software and user companies to network and develop a more comprehensive understanding of current as well as future developments in the digital printing industry. Since 1990, IMI has held over 250 programs and each year over 2,000 technical, marketing and management personnel from over 600 companies worldwide attend IMI's programs.

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