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23 February 2014

IONSCAN 500DT Explosives Detector on TSA ‘Qualified’ Technology List

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.

A reliable trace detection system used to screen cargo, packages or baggage, the IONSCAN 500DT uses ion mobility spectroscopy (IMS) to perform material analysis in seconds helping to expedite inspections.

TSA’s guidelines state: "When procuring equipment from the ACSTL, regulated parties are encouraged to select equipment from the qualified technology section." Since August 2010, IONSCAN 500DT has met the new 2014 qualified standards. IONSCAN 500DT systems deployed earlier can be easily upgraded to maintain qualification.

Smiths Detection US managing director Lance Roncalli said: "The IONSCAN 500DT is one of the most widely deployed trace detection solutions at airports around the world because it is highly effective and easy to use. By providing easily installed upgrades, Smiths Detection ensures this technology will continue to help protect travelers around the world for years to come."

For IONSCAN 500DT technical specifications, please visit Smiths Detection’s company profile.

Risk-based screening (RBS) is becoming increasingly popular in some aviation security sectors.
With increasing passenger numbers, new regulations and ever-evolving threats, airports are constantly challenged to maintain operational efficiency and improve security effectiveness.
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