Earlier this week, Smiths Detection gave the first public
preview of a next-generation, high speed scanner for screening
checked airport baggage for explosives.
The new scanner was
developed in cooperation with Analogic Corporation.
Images and details of the newly named HI-SCAN 10080 XCT, currently
being tested by international regulatory agencies, were revealed
at an Investor Day event in London. The new system
combines Smiths Detectionís expertise in multi-energy x-ray
technology and Analogicís three-dimensional Computed Tomography
The HI-SCAN 10080 XCT will maximise both
detection and throughput capabilities to help meet increasingly
stringent security requirements and allow easy integration into
advanced baggage-handling systems.
President of Smiths Detection, said, ďThis exciting new product
raises baggage screening to a new level. It is designed
specifically to meet the unique challenges faced by airlines and
airports every day. It offers an unparalleled combination of size
capability and throughput rate with the efficient space footprint
and long-term value that operators need.Ē
systemís tunnel size allows scanning of larger items through
automated inline handling systems. The combined imaging
technologies can screen 1,800 bags per hour with a belt speed of
0.5 metres per second.
The HI-SCAN 10080 XCT is
designed to meet both European Civil Aviation Conference (ECAC)
and US Transportation Security Administration (TSA) standards for
checked baggage inspection in support of global efforts to
standardize security screening procedures and processes.
deployment is expected later this year.
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