Smiths Detection has signed a distribution
agreement with Optosecurity to provide airports with advanced EU
standard upgrades to Smiths Detectionís X-ray baggage scanners,
without the need to replace existing equipment or hardware.
Installing the Canadian companyís OptoScreener device to the
HI-SCAN 6040i, 6046si, or 7555i models will take them to the level
of EU certified LEDS (Liquid Explosives Detection System) Type C
performance. Type C systems can screen multiple liquid containers
simultaneously when placed outside the baggage.
requirements are due to come into force after the scheduled
lifting of the current ban on liquids in hand luggage in the EU in
OptoScreener, roughly the size of a desktop computer,
can be installed as an upgrade to 6040i, 6046si, or 7555i systems
already in operation or as an option for newly ordered machines.
Smiths Detectionís other aTiX models have already gained Type C
Mal Maginnis, President of Smiths Detection,
said, ďEnhanced versions of already successful technologies can
often provide very effective tools for detecting threats. As the
EU deadline approaches, it is all the more important for airports
to be aware of the options now available to meet evolving threats
while minimizing costs and changes to security layouts.Ē
Smiths Detection currently has more than 70,000 X-ray systems in
more than 180 countries. Its HI-SCAN 6040i and 6046si systems are
compact with a tunnel opening ideally suited to screen carry-on
baggage at checkpoint areas with increasing security demands.
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