Smiths Detection’s high-speed XCT scanner for hold baggage installed at
First European Airport to use the new HI-SCAN 10080 XCT
WIESBADEN, Germany -- June 3, 2013
Smiths Detection’s HI-SCAN 10080 XCT, a revolutionary hold baggage scanner
which uses X-ray imaging and CT (Computed Tomography), has been installed at
Bremen’s airport, in the first fully operational deployment.
The advanced Explosives Detection System (EDS), launched in 2012, allows the
authorities to upgrade checked baggage screening at the airport’s Terminal 3
to the highest ECAC (European Civil Aviation Conference) EDS Standard 3
requirements for the first time.
Hans Zirwes, Vice President of International Sales at Smiths Detection, said:
“The HI-SCAN 10080 XCT is ideally suited for the installation at all airports
requiring high baggage throughput while lowering operational costs. Standard 3
requirements will be mandatory for new EDS equipment at EU airports from
September 2014 onwards.”
The XCT, which provides a unique imaging solution based on Smiths Detection’s
dual-view, dual-energy, X-ray technology and CT from Analogic Corporation, is
the fastest, largest tunnel-sized checked baggage screening system that is EU
Standard 3 certified.
With a belt speed of 0.5 meters per second, the HI-SCAN 10080 XCT can screen
up to 1800 bags per hour, including objects of up to 100 x 80 cm. Such a rate
means more bags will be automatically screened than with any other comparable
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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, a global leader in
applying advanced technologies to markets in threat as well as 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
+49 (0)611 9412816
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