Smiths Detection to install X-ray baggage scanner in Bremen Airport

28 July 2014 (Last Updated July 28th, 2014 18:30)

UK-based security technology manufacturer Smiths Detection has secured a contract to supply high-speed baggage scanners for Bremen Airport in Germany.

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UK-based security technology manufacturer Smiths Detection has secured a contract to supply high-speed baggage scanners for Bremen Airport in Germany.

The HI-SCAN 10080 XCT is a type of X-ray inspection system that scans checked-in baggage for explosives.

It has been developed to be integrated into existing baggage handling systems, which enhances efficiency by simplifying the scanning and evaluation processes of X-ray images.

To be operated at a high-belt speed, the HI-SCAN 10080 XCT has the capacity to scan approximately 1,800 items an hour.

Smiths Detection EMEA Region vice-president Barrie Foley said: "The HI-SCAN 10080 XCT is the most modern and most efficient product in this market and offers our customers a major new solution in planning and meeting future security needs.

"The HI-SCAN 10080 XCT is the most modern and most efficient product in this market."

"Combining two different technologies results in a much improved product and ensures that Smiths Detection maintains its leadership in high-quality security solutions."

The HI-SCAN 10080 XCT has been evaluated by the European Civil Aviation Conference in accordance with Standard 3 and meets all current regulatory requirements for checked-in baggage security inspection. The system has also received laboratory certification from the US Transportation Security Administration.


Image: The HI-SCAN 10080 XCT is a type of X-ray inspection system that scans checked-in baggage for explosives. Photo: courtesy of Smiths Detection.