Deployment of the IONSCAN 500DTs at a number of Canadian airports is due to be completed later this month. The desktop systems will complement Smiths Detection’s advanced X-ray scanners, already used by most Canadian airports to scan hand luggage at security checkpoints.
René Shink, Smiths Detection’s Vice President, Sales, Canada, said: “The IONSCAN 500DT, developed and manufactured in Canada, remains one of the most widely deployed trace solutions at airports around the world. CATSA is a valued and long-standing customer and we are delighted that our technology continues to support their layered security requirements.”
The IONSCAN 500DT analyses a swab sample to check surfaces of items for a wide range of trace explosives and narcotics. Smiths Detection has supplied more than 24,000 trace systems worldwide for corrections, court security, aviation security, and force protection.
Smiths Detection offers advanced security solutions in civil and military markets worldwide, developing and manufacturing government-regulated technology products that identify explosives, chemical and biological agents, weapons and contraband. It is part of Smiths Group, www.smiths.com, a global technology company which is listed on the London Stock Exchange (SMIN). A world leader in the practical application of technologies, Smiths Group products and services for the threat & contraband detection, medical devices, energy and communications markets worldwide. Our products and services make the world safer, healthier and more productive. Smiths Group employs more than 23,000 people in over 50 countries.