Smiths Detection Baggage Scanner Gains Key EU Approval
Revolutionary HI-SCAN 10080 XCT can screen up to 1800 bags per hour
Brussels, Belgium, September 6. 2012 - Smiths Detection’s revolutionary new scanner for screening checked airport baggage has been tested under the European Civil Aviation Conference (ECAC) Common Evaluation Programme (CEP) and met the EU’s EDS (Explosives Detection Systems) Standard 3, required for all new EDS aviation applications from September 2014 onwards.
The newly launched HI-SCAN 10080 XCT, developed in cooperation with Analogic Corporation (Nasdaq: ALOG), uses Smiths Detection’s expertise in multi-energy x-ray technology coupled with Analogic’s expertise in three-dimensional Computed Tomography (CT).
The high-speed system gained EU Standard 3 approval while operating at a belt speed of 0.5 metres per second, enabling it to handle between 1500 to 1800 bags per hour. Its large tunnel size permits bags of 100 x 80 centimetres to be screened and, combined with the high belt speed, offers great potential for initial hardware and operational cost savings.
Mal Maginnis, President of Smiths Detection, said: “This next generation scanner is the fastest and most efficient baggage screening system now available to airport operators. The milestone EU approval reinforces our position as the world leader in advanced scanning and trace-detection equipment.”
The HI-SCAN 10080 XCT is scheduled to undergo evaluation for certification by the US Transportation Security Administration (TSA) later this year.
About Smiths Detection
Smiths Detection offers advanced security solutions in civil and military markets worldwide, developing and manufacturing government-regulated technology products that help detect and identify explosives, chemical and biological agents, radiological and nuclear threats, weapons, narcotics and contraband. It is part of Smiths Group, a global leader in applying integrated, advanced technologies to markets in threat and contraband detection, energy, medical devices, communications and engineered components. Smiths Group employs around 23,000 people in more than 50 countries.
Analogic (Nasdaq:ALOG) provides leading-edge healthcare and security technology solutions to advance the practice of medicine and save lives. We are recognized around the world for advanced imaging systems and technology that enable computed tomography, ultrasound, digital mammography, and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), as well
as automated threat detection for aviation security. Our CT, MRI, digital mammography, and ultrasound transducer products are sold to original equipment manufacturers (OEMs), providing state-of-the-art capability and enabling them to enter new markets and expand their existing market presence. Our market-leading BK Medical branded ultrasound systems, used in procedure-driven markets such as urology, surgery, and anesthesia, are sold to clinical end users through our direct sales force. For over 40 years we’ve enabled customers to thrive, improving the health and enhancing the safety of people around the world. Analogic is headquartered just north of Boston, Massachusetts. For more information, visit www.analogic.com.
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