Smiths Detection launches Threat Identification Module for Liquids

Smiths Detection today launches a Threat Identification Module (TIM) for liquids, allowing an easy and inexpensive upgrade of its standard X-ray baggage screening systems to enable the detection of liquid threats.

Designed as a simple add-on, TIM can be readily attached to Smiths Detection’s widely used HI-SCAN 6040i and HI-SCAN 6046si scanners. The module will automatically upgrade their detection standards to those approved as Liquid Explosives Detection Systems (LEDS) under the stringent EU LEDS Standard 2 Type C requirements which take effect on 31 January 2014. TIM enables reliable and consistent automated screening of cabin baggage, in real-time, with minimum interruption to airport operations.

Hans Zirwes, Vice President for International Sales of Smiths Detection, said: “With TIM, we provide our customers a highly cost-efficient way to upgrade their current or new X-ray scanners. It fits seamlessly with the design of our existing systems and maintains the renowned high quality of Smiths Detection’s imaging.”

Smiths Detection offers 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.