Smiths Detection X-Ray Screening and Explosives Detection Systems for Passengers, Baggage and Cargo
Smiths Detection has the most comprehensive range of detection technologies in the world today. It supplies x-ray and millimetre-wave security imaging systems, to screen passengers, baggage and air cargo. It specialises in the detection and identification of chemicals, explosives, biological agents and drugs.
Smiths Detection has long been committed to eliminating threats at airports and on-board aircraft. It is increasingly providing security solutions for mass-transit systems and passenger terminals across the world.
Various technologies are used in combination to provide a layered approach to security. X-ray scanners, millimetre-wave people screening, and trace detection enable security operators to detect explosives, weapons and illegal items in baggage, on staff or on the passengers themselves.
Speed of throughput for passengers is a priority in the development of these screening systems.
Screening for explosives and weapons at airports
Hand-baggage is checked automatically for explosives with the HI-SCAN 6040 aTiX X-ray system, and can be checked with the Ionscan 500DT trace detector. Weapons and illegal or dangerous items are identified during the same scanning process with aTiX.
Passengers are screened with eqo, using its unique flat-panel millimetre-wave technology to detect concealed threat objects. Automated detection provides full privacy for the person being screened with only a generic graphical representation of the person being presented to the operator.
Screening checked baggage
Hold baggage is screened with Smiths Detection high-throughput automatic x-ray systems such as HI-SCAN 10080 XCT, the next generation high-speed checked baggage explosives detection system (EDS). It combines a dual-energy X-ray line scanner with full 3D volumetric Computed Tomography (CT) imaging and reconstruction. Belt speed: 0.5m/sec (98.5ft/min); tunnel size: 1070 x 810mm (42.1 x 31.9in). This product is EU/ECAC EDS Standard 3 approved and laboratory certified for high-speed checked baggage screening by the United States Transportation Security Administration (TSA).
Products and Services
EL AL Airlines Orders Additional Smiths Detection CTX 5800 Hold Baggage Explosives Detection Systems
Smiths Detection, formerly Morpho Detection, has announced that EL AL Airlines has purchased 11 additional CTX 5800 explosives detection systems (EDS) to screen hold baggage.Read more
Smiths Detection's newly launched IONSCAN 600, a non-radioactive, portable explosives detector, has gained approval from the European Civil Aviation Conference (ECAC) Management Group.Read more
Smiths Detection has won a contract to supply Heathrow Airport with 17 HI-SCAN 10080 XCT scanners, a revolutionary type of X-ray inspection system that checks hold baggage for explosives.Read more
Smiths Detection has won a contract worth $125 million to provide a comprehensive range of advanced detection equipment for Abu Dhabi Airport's new terminal.Read more
Smiths Detection has signed an agreement with Canada's Optosecurity to develop and distribute an advanced checkpoint enterprise software solution, which will improve the overall performance of security checkpoints and reduce their operational costs.Read more
Smiths Detection announces today that its HI-SCAN 6040-2is advanced baggage X-ray scanner has been approved by the European Civil Aviation Conference according to EU Standard Two Type C, under the requirements for liquid explosive detection systems (LEDS).Read more
Smiths Detection's IONSCAN 500DT is included among 'qualified' technologies for explosive trace detection on the TSA air cargo screening technology lists (ACSTL) and meets new procurement guidelines that took effect on 1 January.Read more
Advanced detection systems designer and manufacturer Smiths Detection has formally opened its Asia Pacific Manufacturing Facility in Johor Bahru, Malaysia.Read more
Smiths Detection has announced that its HI-SCAN 6040aTiX advanced baggage X-ray scanner has been certified by France's Service Technique de l'Aviation Civile (STAC) under the requirements for liquid explosive detection systems (LEDS). The system is approved by the European Civil Aviation Conference according to EU standard two type C and EU EDS standard two, and by the US TSA for checkpoints.Read more
Smiths Detection’s HI-SCAN 145180-2is has been formally approved for air cargo screening in the US after successfully completing stringent qualification testing by the TSA (Transportation Security Administration).Read more
Smiths Detection has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Optosecurity to develop and distribute an advanced Checkpoint Enterprise Software Solution.Read more
Smiths Detection has won the ‘Best Innovator’ award from the Airport Operators Association, for the development of its automatic explosives detection X-ray system HI-SCAN 10080 XCT.Read more
Smiths Detection has won a contract award for $6.8m to supply RespondeR Bottled Liquid Scanner (BLS) units to the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) for use at U.S. airport passenger screening checkpoints.Read more
Smiths Detection today launches an advanced dual-view X-ray inspection system, HI-SCAN 6040-2is, for automatic explosive detection at security checkpoints - where bags and personal belongings are screened.Read more
Smiths Detection's HI-SCAN 10080 XCT Explosives Detection System (EDS) has passed laboratory certification for high-speed checked baggage screening from the United States Transportation Security Administration (TSA).Read more
The UK Department for Transport (DfT) has formally approved Smiths Detection’s Multi-Mode Threat Detector (MMTD) as an explosives trace detection system to inspect cabin and hold baggage, cargo and passengers.Read more
Smiths Detection has announced a contract with Lufthansa Cargo to provide the leading world cargo carrier with X-ray inspection and trace detection units for security screening. Lufthansa Cargo bought multiple Smiths Detection HI-SCAN 180180-2is X-ray inspection units and IONSCAN 500DTRead more
The Smiths Detection eqo body imaging system has been named as one of the joint winners of the Equipment and Technology Innovation Award 2010, organised by A|D|S, the UK's aerospace, defence and security trade organisation. A|D|S, the UK's aerospace, defence and security trade organisatRead more
Smiths Detection has announced a worldwide distribution agreement with 20/20 BioResponse for its BioCheck powder screening test kits. The partnership adds a low-cost, highly-effective biological threat assessment tool to strengthen Smiths Detection's portfolio of proven emergency and first responRead more
Smiths Detection has announced that its HI-SCAN 130130T-2is X-ray inspection system has been added to the Air Cargo Screening Qualified Technology List (ACSQTL) by the Transportation Security Administration (TSA). The system, Smiths Detection's sixth addition to the list, provides operators witRead more
Smiths Detection has launched Bio-ACT, a complete emergency response assessment solution for rapidly identifying biological warfare agents (BWAs) in the field. Bio-ACT comprises four complementary technologies, giving emergency responders a complete toolkit to obtain the highest levelRead more
Munich, Germany- Smiths Detection launched its revolutionary automatic X-ray inspection system HI-SCAN 7555aTiX especially designed for checked baggage and air cargo at inter airport europe 2009. HI-SCAN 7555 aTiX automatically detects explosives in parcels, packages, air cargo,Read more
Edgewood, MD - Smiths Detection has announced an exclusive worldwide partnership with GenPrime to distribute its leading, early screening bio-threat detection system, Prime Alert. Smiths Detection will leverage its strong industry customer relationships, experience and distribution chanRead more
Laval, Canada - Smiths Detection today announced its advanced mobile X-ray inspection solution, HCV Mobile, helped Chilean police uncover a 1.5t shipment of marijuana with a street value of some $4.6 million. In addition to the seizure of a vehicle carrying the drugs, 11 key suspects oRead more
$26.7 Million TSA Order for Additional Advanced Checkpoint X-Ray Systems Awarded to Smiths Detection
A $26.7 million follow-on order from the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) for additional advanced threat identification X-ray (aTiX) systems, which will be deployed at airports across the US, has been award to Smiths Detection. This is the third order from the TSA, followingRead more
Smiths Detection Wins TSA Contracts Worth $25.2 Million for Additional Advanced Checkpoint X-Ray Systems
Pine Brook, New Jersey - Smiths Detection, part of the global technology business Smiths Group, has announced follow-on contracts worth $25.2 million from the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) for additional advanced threat identification x-ray (aTiX) systems. TheRead more
Pine Brook, New Jersey - Smiths Detection, part of the global technology business Smiths Group, has announced the first deployment of iLane, its automated security inspection process which includes the advanced threat identification X-ray (aTiX) system, at Baltimore-Washington InternationaRead more
Pine Brook, New Jersey - Smiths Detection, part of the global technology business Smiths Group, has announced the first deployment of its advanced technology (AT) x-ray systems in the United States. Working closely with the Transportation Security Administration (TSA), Smiths DetecRead more
Pine Brook, New Jersey - Smiths Detection, part of the global technology business Smiths Group, today announced the largest deployment of its advanced threat identification X-rays (aTiX) systems in the United States. The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has installed 2Read more
Wiesbaden - Smiths Detection, part of the global technology business Smiths Group, has formally opened a high-tech production plant in Germany designed to meet the soaring global demand for its advanced x-ray scanning machines. The multi-million euro facility in Wiesbaden uses state-of-theRead more
Smiths Detection Awarded US$21 Million US Government Contract for Groundbreaking New aTiX Technology
Smiths Detection, part of the global technology business Smiths Group, today announces it has won a US$21 million contract from the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) for aTiX – the X-ray machine that can automatically detect explosives and liquids at passenger checkpoints. TRead more
Deal includes world's first deployment of aTiX – the checkpoint X-ray machine that can automatically detect liquid explosives Smiths Detection, part of the global technology business Smiths Group, today announces it has been selected by BAA as its long-term strategic partner in aRead more
Smiths Detection Presents Automatic Security Inspection Checkpoint Concept iLane at Inter Airport Europe 2007
Faster passenger flow and increased security standards for carry-on baggage inspection resulting from new automated handling process with integrated automatic explosives and liquids detection Smiths Detection, part of the global technology business Smiths Group, today launchedRead more
London – Smiths Detection, part of the global technology company Smiths Group, recently announced over $170 million of new contracts. In Russia and Dubai, Smiths Detection has gained significant orders worth over $150 million, in the transportation, and ports and bRead more
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