European Certificate Awarded to Smiths Detection HI-SCAN 10080 XCT

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Smiths Detections HI-SCAN 10080 XCT Explosives Detection System has received European Civil Aviation Conference (ECAC) Standard 3 regulatory approval for use with five different types of trays.

Trays, also known as totes, are used in most modern baggage handling systems to allow a smoother process, reduce bag jams and avoid tracking losses.

The HI-SCAN 10080 XCT is the first system of its kind that combines widely used dual-energy X-ray technology with high-resolution 3D computer tomography. It was previously evaluated by ECAC, in accordance with Standard 3, in 2012 and is laboratory certified by the US Transportation Security Administration (TSA), fulfilling current regulatory requirements for the security inspection of checked baggage.

The XCT can scan at the highest belt speed of 0.5m/sec, a high throughput that speeds up inspection and improves airport efficiency, with fewer systems and less peripheral equipment required for integration into the baggage handling system.

Barrie Foley, Vice President EMEA Region of Smiths Detection, said, Due to the significant operational advantages, more and more airports are expected to move to tote-based baggage handling systems in the future. Achieving ECAC Standard 3 approval for XCT with the five most common trays is a key milestone in helping our customers optimize operational performance and deliver a baggage handling system with a lower total cost of ownership.

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