The XCAT (CAPILLARY ANALYSIS TEST)

The XCAT handheld detection system, which has just been selected as one of the year’s 12 Really Cool New Police Products by the POLICE® magazine, features automated, one-step detection of narcotics, homemade and high explosives, and gunshot residue.
Use the XCAT for sampling suspicious drugs and other substances on hands, vehicles, packages and surfaces.

ADVANTAGES

Narcotics, Explosives, and GSR detection in a single platform
Red-Light/Green-Light result
No interpretation, no color charts, no spraying, no chemical exposure
Rugged for field use
Detection library expandable
Rechargeable Li-ion battery


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Tested and Approved as a narcotics field test-kit by the Commonwealth of Virginia, Department of Forensic Science. View approval pdf >>>

 

Watch the YouTube instruction videos:


Sampling Cards Introduction


Operating Instructions Overview


Verifying Procedure


Sample Collection Overview


Collecting Samples - Indirect Method


Collecting Samples - GSR


Collecting Samples - Surface Swipe


Battery Charging


Cleaning Procedure

 

 

 

"The XCAT has become a good piece of equipment to help us check things farther away from the terminal because it's so por­table, and we'll use it if the K-9s aren't avail­able. We like the ease of use and quick results.

Everybody understood the concept. I mean it only works one way; the sampling card only goes in one way. We call it cop-proof. If a cop couldn't break it and could figure it out, it was going to work for us.

Around here we like to get these things resolved quickly because of the trickle-down effect with the airlines. Should we have to close a gate to check an unattended bag, we can show up with the XCAT, swab it, put the sample card into the unit, and have a result back in under one minute. And that really speeds things up for us."

Gerald Clinger
Assistant Chief
Indianapolis Airport Police Department

I would recommend all airports get an XCAT. It is an effective, yet inexpensive tool for you to use to clear unattended bags without having to ask TSA.

Captain Steve Johnson, ACE
Richmond Co. Marshal's Office
Airport Division

‘Simple, fast and reliable, just what every street cop or CSI needs in the field.’
By Scott Smith, AMERICAN COP MAGAZINE

I ordered some of these units (XCATs) and as with any new technology there was some skepticism. However, we conducted controlled field test using explosives, GSR and several different forms of narcotics. Our test were nothing short of rigorous, testing several known positives and known negatives. All test results were accurate. We've since implemented the use of the XCATs with much success. I highly recommend these units to investigative teams who are in search of a presumptive testing system that is very user friendly, durable and most importantly accurate!

Captain Gerald Savoy
Bureau of Investigation
Iberia Parish Sheriff's Office

‘The device (XCAT) is streamlined and cost-effective.”
By Scott Harris, Freelance Writer
, THE POLICE CHIEF MAGAZINE

"We are a very small agency in Indiana. We use our XCAT primarily to detect METH. We have nothing but good things to say about the system. With the red light/green light function, the XCAT is a step up in field testing. Our prosecutor also likes the system."

Earl Hough
Patrolman 1st Class / EVO Instructor
Berne Police Department
Berne, IN

 

“… I have personally used this kit (XCAT) in teaching shooting reconstruction in a dozen courses across the country as well as tested it within my own laboratory, and could not be more pleased with the results. ...Any agency that is tasked with investigating shooting cases should have this weapon in their arsenal of solving shooting scenario cases...Try the XCAT and see how you develop more investigative leads and save personnel time by using this powerful weapon in real time to guide your investigation.

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Jan Johnson
President/Owner
Forensic Pieces, Inc.

“Thanks for a great product! We used the XCAT to swab an unattended suitcase outside the church and were able to clear it without calling the City Bomb Squad. A scary package can be a lot less scary once you know it’s a nothing deal!”

Dale Nelson
Public Safety Manager
Grace Church Eden Prairie, MN

“We’ve had people say they didn’t fire a shot or they didn’t fire it at the person or something, and when they see that light turn red right in front of them, they change their story. The XCAT has directly lead to several arrests”

Tommy Hudson, Homicide Detective,
Little Rock Arkansas Police Department

"The XCAT is one of the most valuable tools we’ve recently received. We had the demo sent to us and tested it in the lab. After seeing the results we started using it in the field. Within days we had used it on several cases and got great results. This is such a great investigative tool! We are so pleased that there is finally a reliable presumptive GSR that can also be retained and later tested on a SEM for confirmation. We didn’t want to send the demo back until we had our own in the lab! The folks at RedXDefense were fantastic and worked hard with us to help us justify and ultimately purchase the system. Thanks again RedXDefense!"

Kelly Donaldson A2559, CLPE, CFWE
Senior Crime Lab Analyst
Maricopa County Sheriff's Office
Crime Lab Unit


X
CAT
Specifications

The XCAT is intended for presumptive testing. Sampling cards are dedicated to detecting either individual analytes or groups of related analytes..



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Spec Sheet PDF

 

Detection Principle - Optical Detection

Time to Analyze - Narcotics & Explosives: 10-80 sec.*
GSR: 55-120 sec.

Calibration - None required

Power-up Time - 20 seconds

Consumables - Sampling Cards

Sampling card shelf life - 1 year (except NTR-300: 9 months)

Power Source - Rechargeable Li-ion battery (car and wall charger)

Battery Life - 7 hours (continuous use)

Operating Temp. Range
32°F to 120°F (0°C to 49°C)

Dimensions - 3.6" x 1.7" x 6.0" (Length x Width x Height)

Weight - Under 1 lb.

*Depending on analyte


X
CAT Technology

The XCAT uses detection cards with specially formulated optical detection inks and software to identify characteristics unique to each individual or group of chemically related analytes.

Each analyte or group of analytes is detected with a dedicated card.

The unit uniquely identifies and analyzes each card (eg. Cocaine or GSR) and returns a red or green light signal to the user simply indicating “detection” or “no detection”.


X
CAT Applications

Among the intended users are: law enforcement, the military, federal agencies (FBI, CIA, DOI, DEA, DOS), border control, forensics experts, commercial security, fire departments, special events screening, home & business (parental, insurance).

XCAT Testing

IP52 rated for water and dust ingress

Passes MIL-STD-810G testing for:
- Salt Fog
- Low temperature storage (-20C)
- Temperature shock (-20C to 60C)
- Vibration (1 hour truck bed simulator)
- Transit drop (26 drops from 4 feet)

1000X life cycle testing completed without any failures

Detection performance validated across full operating temperature range


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>>> "12 Really Cool New Police Products", POLICE Magazine

 

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