Smiths Detection’s IONSCAN 500DT is included among “qualified” technologies for Explosive Trace Detection on the TSA Air Cargo Screening Technology Lists (ACSTL) and meets new procurement guidelines that took effect on January 1, 2014.
A reliable trace detection system used to screen cargo, packages or baggage, the IONSCAN 500DT uses Ion Mobility Spectroscopy (IMS) to perform material analysis in seconds helping to expedite inspections.
TSA’s guidelines state that “when procuring equipment from the ACSTL, regulated parties are encouraged to select equipment from the qualified technology section.” Since August 2010, IONSCAN 500DT has met the new 2014 qualified standards. IONSCAN 500DT systems deployed earlier can be easily upgraded to maintain qualification.
Lance Roncalli, U.S. Managing Director for Smiths Detection, said: “The IONSCAN 500DT is one of the most widely deployed trace detection solutions at airports around the world because it is highly effective and easy to use. By providing easily installed upgrades, Smiths Detection ensures this technology will continue to help protect travelers around the world for years to come.”
For IONSCAN 500DT technical specifications, please visit: https://www.smithsdetection.com/products/ionscan-500dt-2/
Smiths Detection designs and makes advanced solutions to detect and identify threats including explosives, chemical agents, biohazards, nuclear, radiation, narcotics, weapons and contraband. A market leader worldwide in providing layered security technologies, Smiths Detection has major plants in three U.S. states. It partners federal and state government agencies and first responders to strengthen homeland security and safeguard the military. Major customers include the Department of Defense (DoD) and Department of Homeland Security (DHS). It is part of Smiths Group, a global leader in the practical application of advanced technologies. Smiths Group employs around 23,000 people, including more than 9,000 in the U.S. where it operates around 100 sites in 40 states.