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Enhanced Carry-on Baggage Screening at Washington's Three Major Airports

Travel News Asia Latest Travel News Podcasts Wednesday, 16 July 2008

Smiths Detection has installed its new Advanced Threat Identification X-ray (aTiX) systems in all three major Washington D.C. area airports.

The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has upgraded security checkpoints at Washington Dulles International (IAD), Baltimore/Washington International (BWI) and Reagan National Airports (DCA) with the sophisticated systems that provide more detailed analysis of carry-on baggage.

Unlike conventional X-ray systems, aTiX captures multiple views of carry-on bags in a single sweep. The system also includes powerful software algorithms which help the operator to detect potentially harmful items.

Stephen Phipson, Group Managing Director of Smiths Detection, said, aTiX technology represents a major advance in checkpoint security, bringing greater threat detection accuracy while potentially reducing wait times for passengers. The systems have already proved very successful in UK airports.

The TSA also recently completed airport upgrades to aTiX at Albuquerque and Denver International airports.

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