Explosives and Narcotics Trace Detector

The FLIR Fido X80 is a desktop trace detector that is used to screen personal belongings, parcels, cargo, skin, vehicles, and other surfaces for explosives and narcotics threats. It delivers a significantly lower false alarm rate than other offerings, offers expandability to address future threats without impacting sensitivity, and ensures fast and reliable clear-down to maximize availability.

Significantly Lower False Alarm Rate

Built around FLIR's mass spectrometry (MS) technology, the Fido X80 provides much higher resolution compared to existing ion mobility spectrometry (IMS) technology, resulting in improved chemical selectivity. As a result, the Fido X80 yields significantly lower false alarm rates, providing confidence to security officers that only true threats are detected.

Expandable Threat Library

The Fido X80 performs dual-mode detection for a range of current threats, including military, commercial, and home-made explosives, as well as commonly abused narcotics, pharmaceuticals, and synthetic drugs. FLIR's expandable library allows new threats to be added to the library without impacting sensitivity or false alarm rates. Updates to the library are offered as they become available, providing customers with a future-proof solution that addresses emerging threats.

Maximum Operational Availability

FLIR's menu-based GSS Touch™ application eliminates data interpretation and streamlines checkpoint operations. The Fido X80's innovative system design ensures fast and reliable clear-down, eliminates lengthy bake-outs, and minimizes maintenance to maximize operational availability. It uses a non-radioactive ionisation source to eliminate associated costs and logistics.

  • Simplified red-light / green-light threat screening
  • Significantly lower false alarm rate than other offerings
  • Detects and identifies explosives and narcotics within seconds
  • Expandable library to address new threats
  • Fast and reliable clear-down and no bake-outs
  • Non-radioactive ionization source and limited maintenance
  • No data interpretation required; takes only minutes to train
  • Exclusive miniature ion trap mass spectrometry technology



Mass spectrometer

Ionization Type

Non-radioactive, dual ionization source

Sampling and Analysis

Sample Acquisition 

Surface wipe with reusable sample ticket

Sample Phase

Trace particulate

Detection Modes

Explosives, Narcotics, and Dual-Mode Explosives/Narcotics


Explosives detected: A broad range of military, commercial, and home-made explosives (including peroxide-based explosives); list available upon requestNarcotics detected: A broad range of commonly abused narcotics, pharmaceutical drugs and controlled substances, including synthetic and designer drugs; list available upon request

Sampling & Analysis

Analysis time 10-20 seconds


Nanogram level 

System Interface


10.4” XGA-TFT touchscreen LCD with IR Touch, 1024 x 768 pixels, 1000 nits brightness


Audible and visual

Data Transfer

Two USB ports, Ethernet port

Simplified User Interface

GSS Touch interface with tiered user accounts

Training Requirements

½ to 1 day; Operator, Administrator, and Full System certifications are available


Input Voltage 

110-240 VAC, 50/60 Hz 

Cold Start Time

<30 mins (includes automatic system tune)


Operating Temp / Humidity

0 to 40 °C (32 to 104 °F) / 95% humidity

Physical Features

Dimensions (L x W x H)

19.0 x 18.0  x 18.0 in (48.0 x 45.0 x 45.0 cm)


45 lb (20 kg)


On-board thermal printer


Custom fit protective transport case with handle and wheels available

Consumables & Maintenance Items 

Sample Tickets, Thermal Printer Paper Rolls, Verification Pen, Verification Tickets, Ionization Filament, and Buffer Gas



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