Smiths Detection Launches a Light Vehicle Scanner for Checkpoints

  Smiths Detection Launches a Light Vehicle Scanner for Checkpoints

A fast and efficient solution for high density traffic areas

Business Wire

PARIS -- November 19, 2013

Smiths Detection today launches the HCVL, a medium energy X-ray scanner for
light vehicles. It will meet increasing market demand for a system that
provides smooth screening in busy traffic areas including ports, land borders
and city entrances.

The new HCVL vehicle scanner from Smiths Detection is ideally suited to border
crossings, screening ...

The new HCVL vehicle scanner from Smiths Detection is ideally suited to border
crossings, screening the whole vehicle for contraband or threats such as
explosives. (Photo: Business Wire)

HCVL can scan 100% of traffic in a continuous flow, including cars, vans,
minibuses and camping vans, for threats such as drugs, explosives, weapons,
radioactive materials, contraband and stowaways. To support local and national
regulations on the scanning of passengers, HCVL is offered as a drive-through
or conveyor system, which can be easily integrated into existing road lanes or
infrastructures. It is capable of scanning up to 180 vehicles per hour,
resulting in a fast screening process, and minimising delays.

Even fully-loaded vehicles can be checked, thanks to the vertical-centric top
view X-ray. Results are provided from a single sweep, showing the full picture
in excellent quality on just one screen; reducing analysis times and helping
operators spot concealed objects inside doors, fuel tanks, the frame or
underneath vehicles.

Ian May, Senior Vice President of Sales at Smiths Detection, said: “Ports and
borders have to deal with increasing levels of traffic at crossing points,
requiring security checks to be fast and efficient. HCVL satisfies that
requirement and removes the need for additional inspections, such as mirrors,
sniffer dogs and other time-consuming manual controls.”

HCVL is launched today at MILIPOL 2013 in France, alongside two other new
products: the HCVM e35 ultra compact mobile scanner and ACE-ID, a handheld,
non-contact explosives, narcotics and toxic chemical identifier.

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