Mobile Trace

Handheld Trace Detector

The MOBILETRACE® handheld trace explosives detector is designed for checkpoint security screening of persons, luggage, parcels or vehicles.

It detects all major classes of explosives including peroxides, nitrate based and plastic explosives, as well as precursors and taggants.

The MobileTrace® Explosives Detector includes tested and widely adopted ITMS™ technology with simplified sample results for non-technical users.

The system provides strong visual notifications of alarms, without the need for technical analysis. There are just two simple trigger buttons and a simple operating process via the color LCD touchscreen.


Standard system configuration

Handheld Trace Detector

  • Detects explosives in seconds
  • Flexible user interface with a widerange of operating levels
  • State-of-the-art battery for long life, hotswappable for continued operation
  • Ergonomic design for grab-and-goportability
  • asy-to-access components for quickmaintenance
  • Network ready/USB compliant

System Specifications


  • Patented detection of a broad range of explosives
  • Patented ITMS technology detects microscopic traces of substances rapidly and accurately
  • Semi-permeable membrane filters out dust and dirt for reliable operation in harsh environments with high
    traffic, humidity or contamination
  • Three default user levels (operator, maintenance and administrator) for access control
  • Networking capability and USB connectivity
  • Option to use substance codes instead of substance names for privacy and security
  • Free software upgrades
  • Touch screen with text, 3.5 in. (8.9 cm) color, glare resistant display
  • User programmable responses to instrument warnings
  • Touch screen keypad and optional keyboard
  • Simple user interface
  • Semi-automated or manual calibration
  • Easy access to components for efficient maintenance
  • Lightweight 9.4 lbs (4.3 kg) with battery
  • Shoulder strap and easy-access sample trigger buttons
  • Main battery up to four hours, in-unit trickle charge
  • Internal back-up batteries for maintaining uptime while swapping main battery
  • Optional 12 VDC vehicle adapter for charging during transport
  • Auto-save to prevent data deletion
  • Solid state flash hard disk
  • Shared components with other trace detectors may reduce consumables costs, ordering expenses and
    inventory requirements
    Dimensions: Length: 409 mm (16.1 in.)
    Width: 152 mm (6 in.)
    Height: 315 mm (12.4 in.)