Smiths Detection launches specialist X-ray scanner for cars

  Smiths Detection launches specialist X-ray scanner for cars

      Compact footprint and well-proven image technology allows easy use

Business Wire

WIESBADEN, Germany -- November 26, 2012

Smiths Detection today launches a low-energy X-ray scanner to meet increasing
market demand for a system best suited to detecting explosives, drugs,
stowaways and contraband hidden in cars, light motor vehicles and mini buses.

The CIP-300 uses a 300 kV X-ray source – lower exposure than that of a large
cargo scanner – allowing drivers and passengers to remain seated in their
vehicles. Where local regulations prohibit this “drive-through” configuration,
an optional conveying system allows the inspection of the unmanned vehicle.

Mal Maginnis, President of Smiths Detection, said: “This next-generation,
low-energy scanner is outstanding in combining high quality, reliability, ease
to operate and versatility. It clearly fills an important gap in customer

The CIP-300 can typically be deployed wherever the need for increased security
is required and the deployment of high-energy equipment is not suitable or
possible. The combination of a compact footprint and simple configuration
offers an affordable and adaptable system that can be applied to a wide range
of operational areas. These include border control points, airport entries,
critical infrastructure, military facilities and ports & borders.

Using Smiths Detection’s expertise in advanced imaging technology, the CIP-300
features advanced image representation, including material discrimination and
a variety of evaluation functions. This provides the best possible overview of
the vehicle and its contents and a detailed image of the vehicle chassis
increases its ability to detect illegal materials.

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.


Colin McSeveny
Head of Group Media Relations
+44 (0)20 7808 5534
Barbara Zanzinger
Director Communications and Marketing (EMEA)
+49 (0)611 9412 422
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