Smiths Detection’s new scanner for
screening checked airport baggage has been tested under the
European Civil Aviation Conference (ECAC) Common Evaluation
Programme (CEP) and met the EU’s EDS (Explosives Detection
Systems) Standard 3, required for all new EDS aviation
applications from September 2014 onwards.
The newly launched HI-SCAN 10080 XCT, developed
in cooperation with Analogic Corporation, uses Smiths Detection’s
expertise in multi-energy x-ray technology coupled with Analogic’s
expertise in three-dimensional Computed Tomography (CT).
The high-speed system gained EU Standard 3
approval while operating at a belt speed of 0.5 metres per second,
enabling it to handle between 1500 to 1800 bags per hour. Its
large tunnel size permits bags of 100 x 80 centimetres to be
screened and, combined with the high belt speed, offers great
potential for initial hardware and operational cost savings.
Mal Maginnis, President of Smiths Detection,
said, “This next generation scanner is the fastest and most
efficient baggage screening system now available to airport
operators. The milestone EU approval reinforces our position as
the world leader in advanced scanning and trace-detection
The HI-SCAN 10080 XCT is scheduled to undergo
evaluation for certification by the US Transportation Security
Administration (TSA) later this year.
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