Smiths Detection Wins First Order for High-Speed Checked Baggage Scanner

  Smiths Detection Wins First Order for High-Speed Checked Baggage Scanner

   HI-SCAN 10080 XCT is fastest, largest-tunnel Explosives Detection System

Business Wire

EDGEWOOD, Md. -- April 8, 2014

Smiths Detection has been awarded its first order for its HI-SCAN 10080 XCT
Explosives Detection System (EDS), a recently launched scanner for checked
baggage.

The order, granted through its regional authorized partner Aerotech, is from
Santiago International Airport in Chile. The airport is expanding and
enhancing its security and operational capabilities, including an upgrade to
its baggage handling system, because of the rapid expansion in air traffic.
After participating in a public tender, the HI-SCAN 10080 XCT was the chosen
solution that best meets its needs.

The XCT provides an imaging solution based on Smiths Detection’s dual-energy,
dual-view X-ray technology and Computed Tomography (CT) from Analogic
Corporation (Nasdaq: ALOG). Its large tunnel opening and fast belt speed of 98
feet per minute (0.5 metres per second) enables up to 1800 bags per hour to be
screened.

Having already achieved European Union standard 3 approval, the XCT last year
received lab certification from the TSA (Transportation Security
Administration) allowing it to be marketed globally outside the US.

Brian Jones, Interim President of Smiths Detection, said: “HI-SCAN 10080 XCT
provides an ideal solution for major airports looking to enhance baggage
security. It is faster, takes up less space and its dual imaging expedites
throughput. We are delighted Santiago Airport will be the first to reap the
benefits.”

Smiths Detection http://www.smithsdetection.com/ 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,
http://www.smiths.com/ 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.

Contact:

Smiths Detection
Media Contacts:
Colin McSeveny, Head of Group Media Relations
+44 (0)20 7808 5534
colin.mcseveny@smiths.com
or
Dana Knox-Gower, Director of Communications and Marketing - Americas
+1 203-207-9726
dana.gower@smithsdetection.com
 
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