PEABODY, Mass., Sept. 14, 2011 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) – Analogic Corporation  announced that it has joined the newly formed Security Manufacturers Coalition. Organized under the Airport Consultants Council (ACC), the coalition will serve as the unified voice of companies that manufacture security screening technology, focusing on aviation and intermodal security issues worldwide.

The coalition intends to address issues that most affect security technology companies, such as: partnering with government to create strategic plans for the deployment of screening technologies; partnering with government to define requirements to better drive research and development investments; advocating for efficient and equitable acquisition strategies and processes; and providing attention to ongoing harmonization of international standards and regulations.

Jim Green, Analogic president and CEO, commented, "Analogic is proud to be a founding member of this new coalition. For more than a decade, we have been developing explosives detection systems and subsystems with advanced multi-slice CT technology for airports around the world. We look forward to partnering with the government to devise technology roadmaps and working with our coalition partners to streamline the process of bringing new technologies to market to secure air travel."

Members of the coalition include manufacturers of security screening technology that is tested and certified to meet internationally recognized standards. Member companies provide security-screening equipment to a large number of public and private organizations worldwide. Other founding members include American Science and Engineering, L-3 Security & Detection Systems, Morpho Detection, Rapiscan Systems, Reveal Imaging Technologies, Inc., and Smiths Detection.