The Qantas Group
is demonstrating new-age security screening technology at the Qantas Domestic Terminal in Melbourne
The ProVision Portal is an advanced passenger security-screening device that uses millimetre waves
to scan the body and identify all objects concealed on or carried by a person.
Qantas Group General Manager Security, Geoffrey Askew, said the demonstration, although not part
of the current security screening process, was intended to take the equipment into an airport for
public consideration and comment.
“Passengers are invited to view and test the equipment on a voluntary basis in order for Qantas to
gain customer feedback on this new technology,” he said.
simply have to walk into the unit and stand in a designated spot for
three seconds with arms raised, then leave the unit.
“The millimetre waves used to generate the individual’s image are not invasive or harmful. The
image created simply resembles an outline of the person and indicates the position of any foreign
“The face is unrecognisable and sensitive areas of the body are blurred. The security operative is the
only person with access to the image and that person is located away from the screening location,”
Mr Askew said.
“It is our intention to have this technology in active use at selected Qantas screening
points in the not too distant future,” Mr Askew added.
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