Open Architecture

Committed to drive forward the development and implementation of responsible Open Architecture.

Open Architecture (OA) allows hardware, software and algorithms from different suppliers to be plugged together, enabling technology to be managed centrally so customers can achieve operational efficiencies, improved safety outcomes and work with a more relevant, precise data ecosystem.

The Smiths Detection Open Architecture Assurance


Ensuring compliance and reliability in an open ecosystem


Delivering flexibility and peace of mind as your trusted partner


70 years of subject matter expertise in integrated solutions


Driving innovation as a safe stepping stone for third parties


Leverage the benefits of an extensive global partner network

The Ada Initiative

Smiths Detection has launched the ‘Ada Initiative’ to drive forward the development and implementation of responsible Open Architecture. We will work with both start-up and established third parties for technology to be seamlessly, bidirectionally and safely integrated with Smiths Detection’s own software and equipment.

Smiths Detection presents ELECTORA

Security operations are a complex and often fragmented combination of hardware and digital products. To achieve the best possible performance, all these components must work in harmony. ​

ELECTORA transforms your security operations by integrating multi-vendor devices, datasets and applications onto one single, scalable and cybersecure platform while ensuring regulatory compliance and reliability.

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Smiths Detection and Pangiam collaborate to propel Open Architecture

Smiths Detection and Pangiam, Computer Vision and Artificial Intelligence (AI) specialists, have announced a collaboration to accelerate the development and adoption of open architecture.

Open Architecture in Aviation industry
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Moving towards open architecture

The future of aviation security will be driven by data informing risk-based decisions and using integrated sensors and devices from multiple providers. It will require open equipment interfaces and common data formats with an oversight mechanism to provide assurance on aspects such as technical standards, certification and liability.

Moving Towards Open Architecture

Responsible implementation of open architecture

Open architecture – the interoperability of security screening hardware, software, and algorithms from different suppliers within one solution – is gathering momentum in the air transport industry.

Responsible Implementation Of Open Architecture
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EOS Position Paper on Open Architecture

EOS security screening technology manufacturers (incl. Smiths Detection) recognise the important role that open architecture (OA) will play in the future evolution of security screening systems and have been actively engaged in identifying the requirements and technical standards needed to facilitate OA.


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