Press Releases


September 13, 2005

Sago Systems Launched to Commercialize Passive
Millimeter-wave Imaging Systems for Security

Venture Capital Investment and Management Team Announced

September 13, 2005 (San Diego, California) – Sago Systems, Inc., a subsidiary of Trex Enterprises Corporation, announced today it has received an equity investment from Digital Power Capital LLC of Greenwich, CT.  Trex formed Sago to commercialize its pioneering passive millimeter-wave imaging technology for security applications.  Sago has demonstrated unprecedented price/performance features in detecting and locating contraband such as explosives and suicide vests hidden under clothing.  Sago’s instruments image these objects using passive sensors that do not emit any ionizing radiation.

Separately, Sago announced the Company will be led by retired Admiral Thomas Fargo and Dr. John Lovberg.  Admiral Fargo, former Commander of the U.S. Pacific Command, is Chairman of the Board of the Company.  Dr. Lovberg has been named President of the Company.  Dr. Lovberg is a pioneer in the development of millimeter-wave imaging and communication systems for Trex for nearly two decades.

Admiral Fargo stated: “We have accelerated the development of our systems with support from the U.S. Army’s Night Vision Laboratory [U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command (RDECOM) Communications-Electronics Research, Development and Engineering Center (CERDEC) Nigh Vision and Electronic Sensors Directorate (NVESD)].  Our first priority is to get this capability into the hands of our deployed troops in the field. We are working closely with our government customers to make this happen. Our technology is safe, effective and more accurate than anything available on the market today.”

Hans Kobler, General Partner of Digital Power Capital, stated: “Like CT systems for checked luggage screening, we believe that Sago’s novel portal systems will one day become the standard for personnel screening in airports and other sensitive locations.”

About Sago
Sago Systems, headquartered in San Diego, California, develops, manufactures, and markets passive millimeter-wave imaging systems for security applications.  Sago has begun selling Sago ST 150™, a proprietary stand-off imaging system used for anti-terrorism and force protection missions.  Sago is also developing a personnel screening portal system that integrates a proprietary passive millimeter-wave imager with existing metal detection systems and a hand-held passive millimeter-wave wand imager.  All of Sago’s systems are designed to have the following features and benefits:

  • Broad detection capability of threats not detectable with current technology;
  • Non-invasive systems that pose no health risk to people being screened;
  • Affordability to enable broad adoption of our systems; and
  • Interoperability to enable implementation of our systems with existing security infrastructure.


About Trex Enterprises
Trex Enterprises Corporation is a high technology company specializing in imaging performance across the entire electromagnetic spectrum.  To date, most of the company’s research has been sponsored by government contracts.  Based on its proprietary technologies in applied optics, microwave sensing and other imaging and sensing technologies, the company is also incubating ventures in telecommunications, imaging semiconductors, biosensors and several other fields.  Trex’s venture-backed businesses include Loea Corporation (high data-rate communication systems), CrossFiber Inc. (optical switches), ePhocus Inc. (CMOS image sensors), Ophthonix, Inc. (customized ophthalmic lenses and related instruments), and Silicon Kinetics, Inc. (protein analysis instrument and related biochip). For more information log on at



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