CT scanner gains ECAC and TSA approvals

Smiths Detection’s first checkpoint scanner to feature computed tomography (CT) offers improved productivity, higher throughput and lower costs – which will benefit both airport operators and passengers.

The HI-SCAN 6040 CTiX has gained European Civil Aviation Conference (ECAC) Explosive Detection System (EDS) CB C2 approval and testing for C3 is now under way. It has also achieved TSL Advanced Technology (AT-2) Tier II certification from the US Transportation Security Administration (TSA).

This CT scanner addresses the three critical issues for airport operators: security, efficiency and the passenger experience.

It gets rid of the need to remove electronic devices from hand luggage (subject to approval from the appropriate local authorities). This will reduce the number of trays per person and make the whole process simpler and shorter – a move that is sure to please the travelling public.

Baggage contents are examined from every angle and 3D images are generated with very precise data, so that more accurate judgements can be made on the nature of materials and substances within the bag.

CT is a game-changer for checkpoint security. Integrating the HI-SCAN 6040 CTiX into a smart checkpoint, with the latest lane design and software, will revolutionize the screening process and passenger experience.

Looking beyond eventual C3 approval, computed tomography is the only technology likely to meet a potentially higher C4 standard.

To minimize upgrade costs, the HI-SCAN 6040 CTiX can be incorporated easily into existing checkpoint lanes. The addition of an advanced screening and management platform, such as Smiths Detection’s Checkpoint.Evoplus, will streamline operations even further by providing remote screening and directed search. It will also provide access to valuable management data.

The HI-SCAN 6040 CTiX is now available to customers.