US TSA Tests New Airport Passenger Scanners

15 February 2010 (Last Updated February 15th, 2010 18:30)

The US Transportation Security Administration (TSA) is currently testing two new airport passenger scanners developed by Iscon Video Imaging. The scanners, which are equipped with a patented Thermal-Boosted Infrared Detection System, will effectively show objects and clothing without an

The US Transportation Security Administration (TSA) is currently testing two new airport passenger scanners developed by Iscon Video Imaging.

The scanners, which are equipped with a patented Thermal-Boosted Infrared Detection System, will effectively show objects and clothing without any harmful radiation.

The new system can reveal the thermal imprint of any material including plastic, wood, ceramics, powder as well as metal.

Introduced in two configurations – a full-body scanner portal called the Iscon 1000D and a handheld device called the GameChangeIR, Iscon Video Imaging says it believes the system is less expensive compared to others on the market.

The Iscon 1000D will reportedly take only 30 seconds to scan passengers passengers while the GameChangeIR can be used to detect objects in difficult hiding areas.