Environmental Threat Detectors from Cell Phones, PDAs

WASHINGTON and SAXONBURG, PA /PRNewswire/ -- Two US technology companies have combined forces to create personal environmental threat detectors out of cell phones and PDAs. Combined with a nationwide sensor network and GPS, the cell-phone-detector system could save millions of lives by identifying major threats very quickly, even before they occur. Deployment is close to fruition because many of the sensors are already in place. The cell-phone system being developed closes the loop.

Gentag, Inc. and eV PRODUCTS are working together on the development and deployment of low-cost threat-detection cell phones that could form the basis of a low-cost nationwide network of defense mechanisms against terrorist strikes and/or accidental biohazard events.

"Our patented technology provides the components to address the US Department of Homeland Security's recently announced vision of creating a low- cost, nationwide, wireless, sensor-network blanket based on cell phones," announced Dr. John Peeters, the founder of Gentag.

Rick Smith, Manager of Global Marketing & Sales at eV PRODUCTS, concurred, saying that "Our line of miniature, mobile sensors is enabling the mass deployment of ubiquitous, smart, radiation-sensor systems in devices like cell phones."

About Gentag and eV PRODUCTS
Gentag, Inc. is a technology-development company focusing on innovative, low-cost, wireless sensor technologies. The company owns unique intellectual property relating to cell-phone sensor combinations and wireless sensor networks, including patent 7,109,859.

eV PRODUCTS, a division of II-VI Incorporated (NASDAQ:IIVI) , is a premier manufacturer and supplier of solid-state radiation sensor technologies used in security, industrial, and medical applications. eV PRODUCTS maintains the largest Cadmium Zinc Telluride (CZT) crystal growth facility in the world dedicated exclusively to enable next generation ionizing radiation sensing markets.

For inquiries, please contact Marc Onigman at (617)-413-2830 (Gentag) or Rick Smith, Manager, Global Marketing and Sales, eV PRODUCTS at (724)-352-5767.

For more information, visit the eV PRODUCTS Web site and Gentag's Web site.