Press Release Feb 20, 2007
Embassies Upgrading Perimeter Security with Delta Barriers
Installing Advanced Anti-Terrorist Barriers to Avoid Car & Truck Bombings
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
PALMDALE, CALIF. – February 20, 2007 – Delta Scientific, the leading manufacturer of counter-terrorist vehicle control systems used in the United States and internationally, today announced that U.S. embassies, including those in Beijing, Sarajevo, Vienna and cities in Germany, Greece, Macedonia and Saudi Arabia are upgrading vehicle control access by installing the company’s most advanced DSC501 and DSC2000 shallow foundation barriers.
“Both of these barriers are K12 crash certified with no penetration, meaning they will stop 15,000 pound (66.7 kN) vehicles traveling 50 mph (80 kph) dead in their tracks,” explains David Dickinson, Delta Scientific senior vice president. “In fact, the DSC501 is tested at K54 and stops a 65,000 pound (289 kN) traveling at the same speed. That’s 5.4 million foot-pounds of energy.”
The shallow foundations of the two barriers have provided a major breakthrough in high duty, anti-terrorist barricades. They obviate the concerns of interference with buried pipes, power lines and fiber optic communication lines. The shallow foundations also reduce installation complexity, time, materials and corresponding costs.
More than 1,000 DSC501 counter-terrorist barriers have been installed around the world since the barrier first began shipping in 2001. The DSC501 was originally designed for the U.S. Navy and will ultimately be used at every United States Air Force base in the world.
The DSC2000 will go from the “down” to “up” position in less than one-half second and is designed for heavy use of more than 100,000 cycles per month, providing increased security for high capacity locations. Multiple deployment configurations make the DSC2000 valuable in a wide variety of applications, from wide roadways to narrow driveways.
Delta builds seven broad classes of counter terrorist vehicle barricade systems, including beam barricades, wedge barricades, bollards, sliding gates, shallow foundation high security barricades, surface mounted barricades and portable barricades. Delta has supplied counter-terrorist barricade systems to over 160 U.S. embassies and consulates in 130-plus countries as well as those of the United Kingdom and other nations.
Delta Scientific Corporation is the leading manufacturer of vehicle access control equipment with over 260,000 square feet of production facilities in Palmdale, Calif. Delta’s three product lines consist of high-security vehicle barricade systems, parking control equipment and guard booths. Delta Scientific has been engineering and manufacturing vehicle access control equipment since 1974 and sells its products worldwide.
Corporate headquarters, equipment sales, systems engineering and technical service are located at 40355 Delta Lane, Palmdale, Calif.93551. Phone is (661) 575-1100. Website is deltascientific.com. Product installation and maintenance services are provided through Delta’s Tampa, Fla. office.
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