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HAPSITE Smart Provides Fast, On-Scene, Identification of Toxic Chemicals and Chemical Agents

Accurate On-Site Results Replace Off-Site Lab Data

Syracuse, NY - August 10, 2004: HAPSITE Smart Chemical Identification System is an easy-to-use field-portable gas chromatograph/mass spectrometer (GC/MS) designed for on-scene detection, identification and quantitation of toxic industrial chemicals (TICs) and chemical warfare agents (CWAs) at parts per trillion (ppt) levels during field operation. Its totally self-contained system with pre-programmed methods and 32-bit architecture for more versatile data processing means an operator can simply power up the instrument to enable the appropriate method, establish specified temperatures, and automatically tune the instrument if necessary. HAPSITE Smart signals when ready, in minutes, and with the push of a single button, begins sample acquisition. Complete analysis results, including chromatograms, spectra, library search results and quantitative data, are displayed on a bright, clearly visible screen in daylight or darkness.

For the most demanding field analysis by the experienced GC/MS professional, HAPSITE Smart allows customized method building, remote operation and sophisticated data presentation using the rugged, wireless Panasonic Toughbook laptop computer, available with the instrument. A built-in Global Positioning System (GPS) allows HAPSITE Smart to automatically record the exact latitude and longitude of the sampling location, along with the field data time and date/time stamp, for legally defensible data in criminal and/or civil cases.

HAPSITE Smart meets the most demanding analytical needs of environmental agencies, military units, HAZMAT response teams, stack testing companies, and environmental and industrial hygiene professionals who need rapid and sensitive VOC field analysis.

For more information, contact INFICON, Two Technology Place, East Syracuse, NY 13057-9714, +1.315.434.1100, email: reachus@inficon.com, www.inficon.com.

About INFICON
INFICON is a leading developer, manufacturer and supplier of innovative vacuum instrumentation, critical sensor technologies, and advanced process control software for the semiconductor and vacuum coating industries and other industrial applications. These analysis, measurement and control products are vital to original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) and end-users in the complex manufacturing of semiconductors, flat panel displays, magnetic and optical storage media and precision optics. INFICON also provides essential instrumentation for gas leak detection and toxic chemical analysis to the air conditioning/refrigeration, emergency response and industrial hygiene markets. Headquartered in Syracuse, New York, INFICON has world-class manufacturing facilities in the United States and Europe and worldwide offices in the U.S., China, France, Germany, Japan, Korea, Liechtenstein, Singapore, Switzerland, Taiwan, and the United Kingdom. For more information about INFICON and its products, please visit the Company?s website at www.inficon.com.



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