State Supreme Court Strengthens Security at New York Facilities
Advanced HI-SCAN Systems Screen for Explosives, Narcotics & Dangerous Goods
EDGEWOOD, Md. -- March 18, 2013
Smiths Detection’s HI-SCAN 6040i and 5030si advanced X-ray scanners have been
purchased by the New York State Supreme Court to strengthen security at 19 of
its facilities throughout the state.
The HI-SCAN series is one of Smiths Detection’s most successful X-ray
inspection platforms with tens of thousands of units installed around the
world. They help protect judicial and correctional facilities, schools,
mailrooms and entrance halls from the threat of dangerous weapons and
contraband. The compact HI-SCAN 5030siand the larger 6040i version are ideal
for use where contact-free inspection of pouches, bags, letters or packages is
James Viscardi, Smiths Detection’s Vice President for U.S. Critical
Infrastructure and Emergency Response, said: “Our HI-SCAN 6040i and 5030si
systems provide court houses and other high-profile facilities an exceptional
combination of advanced threat detection technologies and standardized modular
design. They are backed by Smiths Detection's globally-recognized training and
service which makes them a great overall value for protecting court employees
The HI-SCANs are manufactured at Smiths Detection’s main U.S. plant in
Edgewood, Maryland. The site recently expanded by some 100,000 sq feet to
accommodate manufacturing for the company’s X-ray, baggage screening, and
security scanning systems for North and South Americancustomers.
For HI-SCAN 5030si and HI-SCAN 6040i technical specifications, please visit:
Smiths Detection designs and makes advanced solutions to detect and identify
threats including explosives, chemical agents, biohazards, nuclear, radiation,
narcotics, weapons and contraband. A market leader worldwide in providing
layered security technologies, Smiths Detection has major plants in three U.S.
states. It partners federal and state government agencies and first responders
to strengthen homeland security and safeguard the military. Major customers
include the Department of Defense (DoD) and Department of Homeland Security
(DHS). It is part of Smiths Group, a global leader in the practical
application of advanced technologies. Smiths Group employs around 23,000
people, including more than 9,000 in the U.S. where it operates around 100
sites in 40 states.
Chad Kolton, 202-789-4365
Dana Knox-Gower, 203-207-9726
Director of Communications and Marketing for the Americas
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