The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has awarded threat detection and screening technology firm Smiths Detection a contract for full-size checkpoint computed tomography (CT) systems and related services.
Smiths Detection President Inder Reddy said 2.9 million passengers fly in and out of domestic airports daily, across 16.4 million flights a year.
“With Smiths Detection’s CT technology and automatic tray return systems, airline passengers will be able to spend less time navigating security lines and more time enjoying airport shopping, dining, and other amenities,” Reddy said. “With over 700 units sold globally, the HI-SCAN 6040 CTiX delivers a passenger baggage security solution with low energy usage.”
The company’s full-sized configuration X-ray inspection system for checkpoint screening includes its Computed Tomography (CT) scanner, the HI-SCAN 6040 CTiX and smart automatic tray return system – the iLane.
Smiths Detection said CT technology enables passengers to leave electronics and liquids in their bags instead of removing them for screening, expediting the screening process.
The HI-SCAN 6040 CTiX has the fastest conveyor belt speed of all TSA approved checkpoint property screening systems and uses both operator visual inspection and automated object recognition, resulting in low false-alarm rates.
According to Smiths Detection, the HI-SCAN 6040 CTiX and the iLane work collaboratively to streamline the screening process; optimize operational costs; reduce energy consumption; improve the passenger experience; and increase security effectiveness.