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Smiths Detection Wins $4.5 Million Quito Airport Contract

Travel News Asia Latest Travel News Podcasts Monday, 17 August 2009

Smiths Detection has been awarded a US$4.5 million contract for EDtS (Explosives Detection tomography System) by the new Quito International Airport in Ecuador.

Smiths Detection HI-SCAN EDtS automated X-ray screening equipment will be integrated into the state-of-the-art baggage handling system of the new Quito International Airport in Ecuador.

This is the latest in a series of international purchases of Smiths Detection 100% Hold Baggage Screening technology deployed in multi-level arrangements with comprehensive networked image evaluation features.

Eduardo Parodi, Smiths Detections Director of Sales & Marketing for Latin America and the Caribbean, said, Winning this contract again highlights our experience in providing advanced security solutions to major regional airports. With a successful track record with similar projects in Latin America, Smiths Detection is proud of its leading role in providing civil aviation in the region with the same technology used today by airports in Europe.

Other regional airports in South America using Smiths Detection automated explosives detection solutions include: Simon Bolivar in Guayaquil, El Dorado in Bogota, Arturo Merino Benitez in Santiago and Tocumen in Panama.

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