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November 1, 2005

Sago's Stand-alone Security Screening Unit Named one of the Finalists for San Diego's Most Innovative New Products

(San Diego, CA)  Sago Systems’ stand-off passive millimeter wave imager  is recognized by CONNECT, a technology business accelerator, as one of  the finalist to be San Diego’s most innovative new products for 2005.  The Sago ST 150™ is a stand-off imaging system used for antiterrorism and force protection missions. The portable unit can identify and locate weapons, explosives and suspicious objects through clothing and other materials.  It can be deployed at mobile checkpoints and building entrances or used for perimeter security.  The ST-150 provides broad detection capability of threats unlike any other technology available today. Sago’s technology is noninvasive and poses no health risk to people being screened. 

“We are very impressed with this year’s entries and believe Sago Systems has created a technology that will help revolutionize the security industry,” said CONNECT CEO Duane Roth.  “It is quite an accomplishment to be named a finalist.  We looked at numerous entries, many with promising products, but chose the absolute best to represent CONNECT.”

Sago is one of 24 finalists selected out of 80 entries and is among four finalists in the security technology category.   On Tuesday, representatives of the winning companies will attend a reception with the judges in anticipation of the December 9 announcement of the winners of each category representing the Most Innovative New Products in biotechnology R&D, life sciences-medical devices & diagnostics, life sciences-therapeutics, security technology, software, communications technology, general technology, and hardware.

“It is an honor to be recognized as one of the finalist to be the most innovative new products of the year.” said Dr. John Lovberg, president of Sago Systems, Inc. “It is a rewarding acknowledgement and we look forward to providing an enhanced security solution for everything from the troops on the frontline to airports.”

Sago Systems develops, manufactures, and markets passive millimeter-wave imaging systems for security applications, and is headquartered in San Diego. Sago is a subsidiary of Trex Enterprises Corporation. For more information log on at


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