Smiths Detection Checked Baggage Threat Detection System Incorporating
Analogic CT Technology Receives TSA Lab Certification
PEABODY, Mass., July 1, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Analogic Corporation
(Nasdaq:ALOG), enabling the world's medical imaging and aviation security
technology, today highlighted an announcement by its customer, Smiths
Detection. Smiths Detection has announced that its new HI-SCAN 10080 XCT
high-speed checked baggage scanner, which incorporates Analogic's advanced
computed tomography (CT) imaging technology, has successfully achieved U.S.
Transportation Security Administration (TSA) laboratory certification for
checked baggage screening. The XCT scanner earned European Civil Aviation
Conference (ECAC) Standard 3 approval in September 2012. More information on
the HI-SCAN 10080 XCT system and the Smiths announcement can be found at
Jim Green, Analogic's president and CEO, commented, "We are pleased to see
that Smiths' HI-SCAN 10080 XCT scanner has achieved TSA certification at up to
1,800 bags per hour. The TSA laboratory certification protocol is recognized
as one of the world's most stringent. We congratulate Smiths Detection for
this great achievement. TSA certification is a prerequisite for placement of
systems at many locations worldwide, and we are confident that demand for this
product will underpin our expectations for the ongoing growth of Analogic's
Capable of screening up to 1,800 bags per hour in its approved configuration,
the HI-SCAN 10080 XCT system offers a large 1-meter-wide tunnel that meets the
requirements of high-speed in-line baggage handling systems, and allows rapid,
efficient scanning of larger items.
Analogic's CT technology meets the highest TSA and ECAC standards for threat
detection. Over the past fifteen years, Analogic has developed and deployed
more than 1,100 state-of-the-art threat-detection systems and subsystems for
use in airports around the world. Analogic provides innovative solutions for a
wide spectrum of customers ranging from small regional airports to large
Analogic (Nasdaq:ALOG) provides leading-edge healthcare and security
technology solutions to advance the practice of medicine and save lives. We
are recognized around the world for advanced imaging systems and technology
that enable computed tomography, ultrasound, digital mammography, and magnetic
resonance imaging (MRI), as well as automated threat detection for aviation
security. Our CT, MRI, digital mammography, and ultrasound transducer products
are sold to original equipment manufacturers (OEMs), providing
state-of-the-art capability and enabling them to enter new markets and expand
their existing market presence. Our market-leading BK Medical and Ultrasonix
branded ultrasound systems, used in procedure-driven markets such as urology,
surgery, and point-of-care, are sold to clinical end users through our direct
sales force. For over 40 years we've enabled customers to thrive, improving
the health and enhancing the safety of people around the world. Analogic is
headquartered just north of Boston, Massachusetts. For more information, visit
About Smiths Detection
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.
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