Smiths Detection Supplies Explosives Detectors to Canadian Airports
TORONTO -- April 11, 2013
Smiths Detection has started delivery of more than 100 advanced explosives
trace detection systems to the Canadian Air Transport Security Authority
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 Detectionoffers 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.
Colin McSeveny, Head of Group Media Relations
+44 (0)20 7808 5534
Dana Knox-Gower, Director of Communications and Marketing for the Americas
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