Smiths Detection’s HI-SCAN 145180-2is approved as TSA qualified product for air cargo screening

Smiths Detection’s HI-SCAN 145180-2is has been formally approved for air cargo screening in the U.S. after successfully completing stringent qualification testing by the TSA (Transportation Security Administration).

The HI-SCAN 145180-2is joins 20 other Smiths Detection inspection systems already approved and included in the ACSTL (Transportation Security Administration’s Air Cargo Screening Technology List).

Its dual-view X-ray inspection system and large tunnel helps cut cargo inspection times by allowing shippers to screen bulk items without the requirement of unpacking shipments, scanning individual boxes and then re-assembling them.

Able to screen objects up to 57” x 71” (145 cm x 180 cm), the HI-SCAN 145180-2is meets the maximum skid/pallet size allowed by TSA. Its dual-view capability also speeds throughput by providing the operator with two high-resolution adjoining images, eliminating the need to scan cargo twice.

Lance Roncalli, Managing Director of Vice President of Sales, Americas, Smiths Detection, said: “The HI-SCAN 145180-2is was designed to meet the ever-growing demands of air cargo screening. Its dual-view technology, large pallet screening capability and highly compact footprint offer customers outstanding value for cutting-edge threat detection while still supporting the smooth flow of air cargo.”

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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, narcotics, weapons 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.