Smiths Detection has won a C$27 million order
from the Canadian Air Transportation Security Authority (CATSA) to
provide advanced X-ray systems that will upgrade existing airport
checkpoints. The Advanced Threat Identification X-ray (aTiX)
devices can detect explosives automatically.
The CATSA purchase covers two sizes of X-ray
systems, including the HI SCAN 6040 aTiX. Upgrading from earlier
Smiths Detection products, the order is intended to replace
traditional single-view systems in airports across Canada. They
will be deployed in the coming months.
The order also includes the brand new HI SCAN
7555 aTiX, the latest member of Smiths Detection’s aTiX range.
Slightly larger than previous scanners, it can accommodate items
such as strollers and larger carry-ons. The CATSA order represents
the first deployment of the new HI SCAN 7555 aTiX system
Cherif Rizkalla, President of Security and
Inspection, Smiths Detection, said, “We are delighted to continue
our long standing relationship with CATSA. Smiths Detection prides
itself on continuously developing innovative solutions to improve
checkpoint security. Our next-generation aTiX systems will enable
more accuracy while improving traffic flow.”
Unlike conventional systems, aTiX captures
multiple views of carry-on bags in a single sweep to provide more
information about every piece of luggage. It also includes
powerful software algorithms which help the operator detect
potentially harmful items. This software can also be easily
upgraded to detect evolving threats.
Smiths Detection is one of the world’s leading
providers of threat detection systems with multiple security
technologies deployed at nearly 85% of the world’s commercial
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