EL AL Airlines has purchased two Morpho Detection CTX 5800 explosives detection system (EDS) to screen hold baggage at two airports.
The airline has deployed one of the CTX 5800 at New York's JFK International Airport and the other system will be rolled out at another unnamed airport in 2012.
Certified by the Israeli Security Agency (ISA), US Transportation Security Administration (TSA) and approved by European Civil Aviation Conference, the CTX 5800 features computed tomography (CT) technology, which will generate 3D images and collect data in the system.
The explosives detection system uses a new data acquisition system (DAS), Clarity, combining GE Healthcare's 3D imaging technology and MDI's automated explosives detection technology, to deliver HD3-D images of the scanned baggage.
The incorporation of HD3-D and navigation tools within the EDS analyses details and specific structures of suspected threats to offer maximum information to security officials, helping in effective decision making.
Multiplexing (MUXv2) software is used in the system to network the CTX 5800 with the user and control interfaces for remote screening of checked baggage by processing high-resolution 3D and 2D bag images.
MUXv2 also offers scalability that allows multiple CTX systems to be installed on a single MUXv2 cluster.
According to the company, the system is capable of screening 400 to 450 bags every hour and will deploy accurate algorithmic calculations to enhance the threat identification ability, reduce false alarm rates and cut operational costs.
Image: One of the purchased CTX 5800 explosives detection system (EDS) has already been deployed at New York's JFK International Airport. Photo: courtesy of Mike Powell.