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Eight Advanced Threat Identification X-ray machines installed at Albuquerques International Airport

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Working closely with the U.S. Transportation Security Administration (TSA), Smiths Detection has installed eight of its Advanced Threat Identification X-rays (aTiX) machines at Albuquerques international airport. The system was initially field-tested by the TSA alongside several competing systems in the airport, which is known locally as the Sunport.

Stephen Phipson, Group Managing Director of Smiths Detection, said, aTiX is a giant step forward in checkpoint screening, increasing the ability to detect potential threats. With its multiple views generating clear images, it provides a revolutionary advance in threat detection and is already widely used in the U.K. It represents a strategic growth opportunity for Smiths Detection both in the U.S. and the rest of the world.

Unlike current X-ray systems, aTiX captures multiple views of carry-on bags in a single sweep in the normal throughput time. Additionally, the system includes powerful software algorithms which help the operator detect potentially harmful items. This software can be easily upgraded to meet any future threat needs.

Mark Laustra, Vice President of Homeland Security for Smiths Detection, said, We are pleased to have our aTiX systems deployed in Albuquerques International Sunport. It was specifically designed with the familiar look and feel of current X-ray screening systems to ensure minimal training was required for airport security officers.

Smiths Detection is a leading provider of threat and contraband detection systems with multiple technologies deployed at around 80% of the worlds commercial airports.

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