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Smiths Detection launches Automatic Security Inspection Checkpoint Concept

Travel News Asia Latest Travel News Tuesday, 16 October 2007

Earlier this month, Smiths Detection launched an automatic iLane checkpoint concept at Inter Airport Europe 2007. iLane focuses on the automation of the security inspection process to increase passenger throughput while raising security standards.

The handling system of the iLane checkpoint automatically separates suspicious bags from those that are cleared, diverting them on to a separate lane to a defined re-inspection area. Disruption for the great majority of passengers, collecting their cleared items, is thus minimised. A tray return system automatically takes empty bins back to the start of the security lane, reducing repetitive movements for operators and allowing them to concentrate on security related activities.

iLane offers a wide variety of modular components that allow for individually designed set-ups, intelligently integrated into existing airport environments and infrastructure. The innovative iLane concepts principal security feature is automatic explosives detection, provided by the HI-SCAN 6040 aTiX X-ray system, which also detects liquids in carry-on bags.

Roland Muesse, President of Smiths Detection EMEA, said, The new iLane concept is the perfect example of a far-sighted innovation that can be achieved by tenacious questioning of the status quo in security inspection processes. Through iLane we have resolved the contradiction that has existed between improved security standards and higher passenger throughput.

Interest in aTiX machines by airport authorities is most advanced in both the UK and in the US, where aTiX has been involved in major trials and deployments with contracts awarded by BAA in the UK and TSA in the USA.

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