Smiths Detectionís HI-SCAN 10080 XCT Explosives
Detection System (EDS) has passed laboratory certification for
high-speed checked baggage screening from the United States
Transportation Security Administration (TSA).
The XCT is an imaging solution based on Smiths
Detectionís dual-energy, dual-view X-ray technology and Computed
Tomography (CT) technology from Analogic Corporation.
Mal Maginnis, President of Smiths Detection,
said, ďWith TSA laboratory certification now added to EU EDS
Standard 3 approval, the HI-SCAN 10080 XCT is ideally suited for
installation at all major airports outside the U.S. It is the
fastest, largest tunnel-size baggage screening system in the
industry today, surpassing the most stringent security screening
requirements while both improving airport operations and reducing
Lab certification of detection performance is
vital for systems seeking inclusion in the TSAís Qualified
Products List, a prerequisite for deployment at US airports. Sales
to the TSA are also subject to additional testing at its
Integration Facility (TSIF) as well as operational testing at an
The lab approval represents a key
endorsement for the scanner which, having already
passed the European Union Commission Regulation Standard 3 for
Aviation Safety, is now being marketed globally outside the U.S..
With a belt speed of 98 feet per minute (0.5
metres per second), the HI-SCAN 10080 XCT can screen up to 1,800
bags per hour.
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