Smiths Detection has launched a Threat
Identification Module (TIM) for liquids, allowing an upgrade of
its standard X-ray baggage screening systems to enable the
detection of liquid threats.
Designed as a simple add-on, TIM can be readily
attached to Smiths Detectionís widely used HI-SCAN 6040i and
HI-SCAN 6046si scanners.
The module will automatically upgrade
their detection standards to those approved as Liquid Explosives
Detection Systems (LEDS) under the stringent EU LEDS Standard 2
Type C requirements which take effect on 31 January 2014.
TIM enables automated screening of cabin
baggage, in real-time, with minimum interruption to airport
Hans Zirwes, Vice President for International
Sales of Smiths Detection, said, ďWith TIM, we provide our
customers a highly cost-efficient way to upgrade their current or
new X-ray scanners. It fits seamlessly with the design of our
existing systems and maintains the renowned high quality of Smiths
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