The US Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has added Smiths Detection’s HI-SCAN 6040 CTiX X-ray scanner to its Checkpoint Property Screening System (CPSS) Mid-Size Qualified Products List (QPL).

TSA’s CPSS programme will replace the older versions of X-ray scanners at airports across the US with new advanced computed tomography (CT) X-ray scanning technology.

One of the three configurations for the HI-SCAN 6040 CTiX, the mid-size configuration comes with an automated bag diverter at the decision point.

Smiths Detection claims that its HI-SCAN 6040 CTiX scanning system has been designed to produce high-quality 3D images to facilitate faster baggage assessment using both visual operator inspection and automated object recognition.

It added that its screening technology has been designed to detect electronics and liquids and eliminates the need to remove them during the baggage screening process.

Smiths Detection president Inder Reddy said: “We are pleased to confirm that our HI-SCAN 6040 CTiX scanner has been added to the TSA’s Mid-Sized Qualified Products List.

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“At Smiths Detection, our goal is simple, to provide the security, peace of mind, and freedom of movement upon which the world depends, and this has never been more important.

“CT technology equips airports with powerful screening technology which strengthens security, increases throughput and enhances the passenger experience.”

In March, Smiths Detection, part of Smiths Group, secured a contract from TSA to supply 47 of its CTX 9800 DSi explosive detection systems.