EDS cabin baggage approved scanners and software upgrades

Flexible range of options for meeting latest EU security standards

Smiths Detection offers an impressive range of ECAC EDS Cabin Baggage approved checkpoint scanners, plus software packages which have also been authorised to upgrade previously installed equipment to EDS CB C1 and C2.  Together they offer a very flexible choice in terms of meeting the new security standards which deliver significant operational benefits including: enhancing security, eliminating the random trace detector search, streamlining the passenger experience and improving staff productivity

Having already achieved the industry’s first ever EDS CB C1 standard approval, the HI-SCAN 6040aTiX X-ray system has also been approved for EDS CB C2. The versatile HI-SCAN 7555aTiX, which can screen hand luggage, as well as hold baggage, parcels and small air cargo, has been awarded both EDS CB C1 and C2 standards. In addition, the HI-SCAN 6040-2is HR has achieved EDS CB C1 approval.  The new software packages can upgrade these three scanners accordingly to EDS CB C1 and/or C2 standards.  This option protects investment in existing equipment and makes compliance a simple and cost effective, on-site process with minimum disruption to operations

With the current focus in Europe on the automatic detection of explosives in cabin baggage, EDS CB C1 eliminates the need for random searches using additional explosive trace detectors or dogs.  EDS CB C2 approval allows electronic devices to remain in cabin baggage during scanning, according to EU regulations. This offers those airports not subject to additional security measures, the opportunity to improve the passenger experience whilst maintaining the required level of security.

Taking security scanning to the next level, the advanced technology offered by these three systems delivers complex analyses of luggage contents executed in real-time without hindering the overall checkpoint process. More accurate detection helps operators to expose threats which were previously difficult to identify – for example, organic materials, such as explosives, are automatically highlighted on the scanned images.

To complete the range, the Checkpoint CT scanner HI-SCAN 6040 CTiX has achieved EDS CB C3 approval, allowing for both electronic devices and liquids to remain in bags during screening.