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Ontario Pavilion for Biomed (Israel)

ACS visited Tel Aviv, Israel with the Ontario Government’s Pavilion for Biomed to showcase our Saf’IR™, ALERT™ , RELIANT™ and ALCOLOCK™ product lines. Focused on innovations in healthcare and life sciences, Biomed provided a great opportunity to showcase ACS technology and our focus on life saving innovations.

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Society of Automotive Engineers of Japan (JSAE)

Alcohol Countermeasure Systems Corp. attends JSAE from May 24th to May 26th to showcase the ALCOLOCK™ L series line of ignition interlocks and the ALCOLOCK Focus camera. JSAE was founded in the 1940s with an objective to advance and develop science and technology associated to automobiles.

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ACS Joins Strides for Change, MADD Canada’s Signature 5KM Walk/Run!

Alcohol Countermeasure Systems (ACS), MADD Canada’s reoccurring Presenting Sponsor for Strides for Change, showed their support by joining MADD’s annual 5KM walk/run while raising funds for MADD’s victim services and public awareness campaigns on drink driving

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Reducing the Risk of Drowsiness-related Motor Vehicle Collisions through Innovative Research

With research proving that about 50-70 million Americans suffer from sleep disorders, Research Scientist Dr. Ali Shahidi Zandi is working to develop a device that works in real-time to detect the state of vigilance or alertness in drivers with the goal of improving road safety through monitoring eye movements and blinking.

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Transporting Students with Disabilities conference: ALCOLOCK™ V3

With a large portion of our communities relying on public transportation, the need for security measures to mitigate drink driving risks is critical, especially amongst school drivers taking care of disabled children. The ALCOLOCK™ V3 ignition interlock helps to provide such required peace of mind.

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RELIANT™ EMU, security you can trust

RELIANT™ EMU (Electronic Monitoring Unit) is a portable breath alcohol tester connected to a smartphone using a proprietary app for electronic monitoring of subjects on pretrial, parole, probation or court order to observe alcohol-free behavior in community supervision, home confinement or 24/7 monitoring programs.

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DrugWipe® receives positive reviews from Public Safety Canada’s Roadside Drug Screening Pilot Project

Alcohol Countermeasure Systems (ACS) is pleased to announce that DrugWipe oral fluid drug screening device has received positive reviews from Public Safety Canada’s Roadside Drug Screening Pilot Project. The pilot project was conducted from December 18, 2016 to March 6, 2017 in collaboration with the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, seven regional police forces across Canada and the Canadian Council of Motor Transport Administrators. DrugWipe was tested under a variety of environmental conditions, including cold, rain, snow and at night.

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ACS announces the issuance of USPTO patent,“Apparatus for Assessing or Mitigating Insurance Risk”

Alcohol Countermeasure Systems (ACS) announces the issuance of United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) patent no. US 9,552,681 B2; “Apparatus for Assessing or Mitigating Insurance Risk”. Tailored to vehicle insurance providers, this patent presents a solution for individuals wishing to share breath test data with their insurance provider for potentially reduced insurance premiums, depending on breath test results

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ALCOFLEET enables online data management for fleet operators.

ALCOFLEET is a global, web-based data management applicationdesigned with fleet operators in mind. Enabling administrators to customize settings to their preferences, add separate divisions within their organization, customize the roles of user, add vehicles, change certain handset parameters and create customized reports. ALCOFLEET is compatible with smart phones, tablets and desktops and is accessible anywhere with internet access.

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ACS achieves ISO 17034:2016 accreditation

ACS achieves ISO 17034:2016, an international accreditation certified by the American Association for Laboratory Accreditation (A2LA). This certification validates ACS’ alcohol reference solution, necessary for calibration, as a certified reference solution. Calibration is a key component in ensuring accurate blood alcohol tests.

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DRIVESAFE™ élan now featuring Bluetooth™ wireless technology

The DRIVESAFE™ élan features Bluetooth™ wireless technology, a non-invasive BAC estimator and a breath test option for accurate BAC results. Upon breath test completion, users will be prompted to call a taxi or friend for a safe ride home.Designed to be intuitive, quick and effortless,the DRIVESAFE élan uses advanced electrochemical sensors, the standard for law enforcement breathalyzers, for stability and accuracy.

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ALCOLAB™increases public safety for company owners and safety-sensitive industries

Alcohol Countermeasure Systems (ACS) revamps the ALCOLAB™, giving the public the ability to self-administer breath samples with confidence. Designed to enhance safety in any setting, the new ALCOLAB offers venue ownersa competitive way to be socially responsible when it comes to drinking and driving. Whether at the bar or restaurant, checking sobriety reduces liability for company owners.

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Reducing the Risk of Drowsiness-related Motor Vehicle Collisions Through Innovative Research

Personal life style and work demands are leading to more sleep-deprivation than ever before. Research shows that about 50-70 million Americans suffer from sleep disorders, and on average we are getting 20% less sleep.

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DrugWipe® 5 S improves detection threshold and reduces testing time for oral screening

Alcohol Countermeasure Systems (ACS) is pleased to announce improvements with the DrugWipe 5 S, reducing testing time to 5 minutes and improving the THC detection threshold to 5 ng/ml.

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ACS achieves ISO/IEC 17025:2005 accreditation

This accreditation, certified by The American Association of Laboratory Accreditation (A2LA) was achieved through the successful demonstration of technical competence and the ability to produce precise and accurate calibration of test and measurement equipment, reference materials and products, including breath alcohol testers.

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DrugWipe® chosen as part of Public Safety Canada’s Roadside Drug Screening Pilot Project

Alcohol Countermeasure Systems (ACS) is pleased to announce that DrugWipe 5S oral fluid drug screening device was chosen as one of two products for the roadside drug screening pilot project by Public Safety Canada.

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Chile to receive ACS’ Metrological Bench for Type Approval and Controlling Evidential Testing

As road safety continues to be enhanced globally, Chile recently passed regulations putting in place specific requirements for their evidential breathalyzers. The requirements are similar to those of the OIML, a worldwide, intergovernmental organization that works to unify the regulations and metrological controls supplied by the national metrological services.

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Fines and licence suspensions for drug-impaired drivers in Ontario, Canada

The Making Ontario’s Roads Safer Act includes how officers can manage drug-impaired drivers. Ontario police will now be able to suspend licences and hand out fines for drug-impaired drivers. Additional penalties can include jail time with convictions of up to 5 years.

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ALCOLOCK LR

The ALCOLOCK LR is a part of ACS’ L series of commercial interlock devices, preventing drivers from driving under the influence of alcohol.  Interlocks will not interfere with the safe operation of the vehicle. Safety focused organizations incorporate alcohol interlocks into their fleet vehicles to monitor, protect and enhance the safety of their employees, clients, cargo and the general public.

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DrugWipe®, a roadside drug screening test used globally

As legislation regarding cannabis use evolves across multiple jurisdictions, there is a greater need for impaired driving regulations to incorporate screening tools to measure the type and amount of drugs in a person’s system to help officers maintain road safety. The DrugWipe is a quick and accurate roadside screening test already used globally by law enforcement, customs officials, drug squads and DREs (Drug Recognition Experts).

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MADD Canada Sponsor ACS Promotes Road Safety With Innovative and Effective Interlock Technology

Creating and implementing strategies to increase road safety is a top priority for law makers and organizations focused on preventing road fatalities. Many international companies are working towards developing new technology and tools to manage risks, decrease road fatalities, and increase safety for road users world-wide.

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Metrological Bench

Alcohol Countermeasure Systems is pleased to announce the launch of the ACS Metrological Bench.

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Atlantic Canada 5 year Plan

The four Canadian Atlantic Provinces: Newfoundland, PEI, Nova Scotia and New Brunswick, have entered into a contract to purchase ignition-interlock devices from ALCOLOCK Canada. The contract is for a 5 year term and allows the provinces to purchase the ignition-interlock devices from one of the world’s leading ignition interlock service provider.

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Company pushes breathalyzers in bars and restaurants

More than half of Canadians feel bars and restaurants serving booze should be required to have breathalyzers for patrons, according to a report from a Toronto company that makes alcohol breath testers.

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The Push to Bring Breathalysers into Toronto's Bars and Pubs

More than a third of those surveyed admit having been behind the wheel with alcohol over the legal limit.

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ACS Releases the DRIVESAFE™ elite Bluetooth!

The DRIVESAFE elite Bluetooth places convenience, ease of use and accuracy into one discrete device. It gives the user flexibility to use it with or without their smartphone, making it practical and versatile. When the device is used on its own, coloured lights on the device’s display will indicate one of the three results: Pass, Warning or Fail. For more details on a user’s exact BrAC (Breath Alcohol Content), pair it with your smartphone via Bluetooth. Once paired, the user can get a numerical value associated with their result and scroll through their pervious breath tests within the device’s History page.

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Canadians still willing to risk driving drunk

78 per cent of those surveyed agree that even a small amount of alcohol can impair a driver’s ability.
38 per cent of Canadians have driven when they have been either unsure or certain they have been over the limit.

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ACS launches the DRIVESAFE™ elite, designed to fit every lifestyle.

The DRIVESAFE elite is the newest in ACS’ line of breathalyzers, it’s designed for ease of use while ensuring accuracy.

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ACS launches the ALCOLAB™ testpoint, the first portable tablet breathalyzer in Canada.

Designed for mobility and safety, ACS is pleased to announce the release of the ALCOLAB testpoint, a breathalyzer in tablet form.

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Ignition interlock devices growing in popularity to discourage drunk driving

TORONTO – In order to start the car, you need to blow clean.

It’s called an ignition interlock and it’s connected to the vehicle, detects blood-alcohol concentration over a preset limit of 0.02 (20 mg of alcohol per 100 ml of blood) and the car won’t start if you blow over.

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Drug use tests for Canadian drivers coming soon

A national forensics panel is currently examining three devices for roadside drug tests.

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ACS PROMOTING SAFETY FOR SCHOOL CHILDREN

Alcohol Countermeasure Systems Corp is taking quick and positive action for children’s safety by offering to install two alcohol interlock devices in school buses at no cost.

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THE PRESENCE OF ALCOLOCK DEVICES IN PUBLIC TRANSIT SYSTEMS

An in-depth report on the implementation and social responses to commercial ALCOLOCK devices in European and Spanish public transit systems.

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RCMP FIGHTS TO END DRINKING AND DRIVING

Visit the RCMP Youtube channel for a message from Commissioner Bob Paulson. Learn about the upcoming campaign to fight drinking and driving.

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HEISEI ENTERPRISE INTRODUCES ACS ALCOHOL INTERLOCKS ON 50 BUSES

In 2012, Heisei Enterprise announced that they will install alcohol interlocks in all fifty of their overnight coaches. They will be using the ALCOLOCK V3 alcohol interlock, imported from Alcohol Countermeasure Systems (ACS) Corp in Canada.

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ALCOHOL IGNITION INTERLOCK PROGRAM TO BE PILOTED IN HAY RIVER

Hay River and Yellowknife have been chosen as locations to pilot the NWT Department of Transportation’s Alcohol Interlock Ignition Program.

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