Smiths Detection’s explosives detection scanner
for carry-on baggage, the HI-SCAN 7555aTiX, has gained EU
Explosive Detection Systems (EDS) approval for hold luggage.
The 7555aTiX is now the only multi-purpose,
multi-threat detection system for aviation security applications,
which is officially EU standard approved and can be used either
for liquids detection or bulk explosives screening.
The EDS Standard 2 approval for the 7555aTiX
adds to the previously received liquid detection approval, in
which Smiths Detection’s aTiX product line achieved the EU’s most
stringent screening (LEDS Type C Standard 2) requirements.
Mal Maginnis, President of Smiths Detection, said, “Our
advanced scanners for multi-purpose, multi-threat detection
provide detection capabilities for liquid and bulk explosives that
meet the most stringent international security requirements. They
are also designed for easy application of software enhancements to
meet evolving threats and regulatory requirements. These latest approvals underline Smiths Detection’s technological leadership.”
Compliance under the new Common Evaluation Program (CEP)
for deployment in the EU means that strict image quality and detection performance standards for automatic evaluation have been
met. Approval, mandatory for use in all EU/ECAC (European Civil
Aviation Conference) member states, followed lengthy testing under
The compact HI-SCAN 7555aTiX is ideal for
use at aviation security checkpoints and for checked baggage EDS
screening in low bag volume airports. The system joins Smiths
Detection’s HI-SCAN 10080 EDX-2is and HI-SCAN 10080 EDtS on the
list of hold baggage screeners to have achieved EDS Standard 2
under the CEP.
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