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New Automated Security Inspection Process installed at Baltimore-Washington International Airport

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Smiths Detection has deployed iLane, its automated security inspection process which includes the Advanced Threat Identification X-ray (aTiX) system, at Baltimore-Washington International Airport (BWI). This will be the first deployment of the linked systems in the United States.

Four of the systems will be deployed in BWIs new terminal B checkpoint. iLane provides two baggage pathways connected to the aTiX which will enable TSA screeners to divert a bag to a separate screening area without stopping other cleared carry-on luggage. The diverted bag remains in eyesight of the owner who can move along with the carry-on to the designated secondary screening area.

Stephen Phipson, Group Managing Director of Smiths Detection, said, We have achieved a winning combination. The iLane system coupled with aTiX has the potential to greatly improve security checkpoint throughput in airports, while adding the advanced threat detection of multiview X-ray.

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. The software can also be upgraded to meet the needs of future threats.

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