Hold baggage scanner meets highest EU standards

The HI-SCAN 10080 XCT from Smiths Detection has achieved ECAC approval as a Standard 3.1 explosives detection system for hold baggage – the highest, defined security standard in the EU. This significant advance was made possible by using a dual-view, dual-energy line scanner with high resolution 3D Computed Tomography (CT) to deliver exceptional data.

This achievement gives airports currently upgrading to Standard 3 technology, the option to increase detection levels even further to 3.1; and any standard 3 systems already installed can be easily elevated to 3.1 via a software upgrade. The detection algorithms are interchangeable on a bag by bag basis depending on the destination and associated risk level. This offers additional flexibility and productivity.

The belt speed is an impressive 0.5m/sec, enabling the HI-SCAN 10080 XCT to handle up to 1800 bags per hour and hence making the screening process faster and more efficient. A large rectangular tunnel (107 x 81cm), extremely high quality, full colour images and a low false alarm rate all also support the challenging performance levels demanded by airports.

In addition to Standard 3.1 approval, the HI-SCAN 10080 XCT has been laboratory certified by the US Transportation Security Administration (TSA) as meeting current regulatory requirements for hold baggage.