Smiths Detection today unveils Checkpoint.Evo, an innovative software solution that greatly enhances the inspection and integration capacities of airport security checkpoints.
Checkpoint.Evo connects individual sensors to a fully networked checkpoint system to provide real-time data collection, distribution and management that improves both the inspection process and operational efficiency.
Its centralised remote screening helps speed up inspection of hand luggage because image evaluation and alarm resolution from, for instance, x-ray scanners can be centrally monitored away from the noise and distractions of the checkpoint.
In addition, advanced recheck functions electronically mark suspicious areas in bags to enable a more focused search for illegal items by on-the-spot operators, resulting in faster throughput and reduced queuing times.
Checkpoint.Evo’s data management capabilities offer real-time and historical data for analysis and reporting which allows airport operators to share information and monitor the entire screening operation via remote portable devices, such as tablet PCs.
Barrie Foley,Vice President EMEA of Smiths Detection, said: “Ever-rising passenger numbers and evolving security regulations mean airports face unprecedented challenges. Checkpoint.Evo meets both the current and future requirements of customers. We are confident that this new solution will raise aviation security to unparalleled levels of performance and qualitywhile maintaining the highest security standards.”
Smiths Detectionoffers advanced security solutions in civil and military markets worldwide, developing and manufacturing government-regulated technology products that help detect and identify explosives, chemical and biological agents, radiological and nuclear threats, weapons, narcotics and contraband. It is part of Smiths Group, a global leader in applying integrated, advanced technologies to markets in threat and contraband detection, energy, medical devices, communications and engineered components. Smiths Group employs around 23,000 people in more than 50 countries.