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April 12, 2022

Incheon Airport T1 to use Smiths Detection’s screening equipment

Smiths Detection also agreed to supply its advanced checkpoint and screening management solution.

Smiths Detection has received a contract to deliver a suite of passenger baggage screening equipment at Terminal 1 of Incheon International Airport (ICN) in South Korea.

The contract was secured through Smiths Detection’s local partner, Donggok Precision.

Smiths Detection North and South Asia managing director Aurelien Guilbert said: “We’re delighted to have been chosen by Incheon International Airport to supply a range of our products, continuing to deliver leading-edge technology for security and efficiency.

“Our technology will further enhance ICN’s existing security measures while streamlining the passenger journey from check in to take off. As the travel industry continues its steady recovery there is no better time to introduce new security technology.”

Under this contract, Smiths Detection will supply ten units of its HI-SCAN 6040 CTiX scanners to the airport.

These scanners utilise computed tomography (CT) technology to generate 3D images, enabling a ‘very high level of detection and low false alarm rates’, according to the company.

The baggage throughput and passenger screening process are also expected to be improved with nine iLane ASC automatic tray return system (ATRS) units.

In order to meet some local requirements, the company is said to have customised its scanners to allow for fire shutters that will close through the lane during emergency situations.

Additionally, Smiths Detection agreed to offer its Checkpoint.Evoplus checkpoint and screening management solution, which links all X-ray units and operator workstations.

With this solution, Incheon Airport will join the few leading airports across the globe that conduct remote screening.

Smiths Detection will also offer face-to-face training to supervisors and operators, as well as computer-based HI-SCAN 6040 CTiX training.

Last September, Smiths Detection’s HI-SCAN 10080 XCT explosives detection system was selected for hold baggage screening at Incheon International Airport Terminal 2.

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