Agilent Deploys Alarm Resolution Technology at London Heathrow Airport

Agilent Technologies is deploying its next generation of alarm resolution technology at London Heathrow Airport (LHR) to deliver improved security and efficiency alongside the rollout of computed tomography X-ray (CT) scanners.

UK airports are currently transitioning to using CT scanners rather than conventional X-ray systems to improve security processes and enable passengers to keep liquids and laptops in their hand luggage through security checkpoints.

Heathrow plans to rollout CT security equipment over the next few years. However, this shift also requires the airport to have an advanced alarm resolution system, such as Agilent’s Insight200M, to respond to any primary screening alarms and determine whether there is a potential danger.

Insight200M liquid explosive detection system will further increase airport security and safety, and speed up passenger throughput

The Insight200M liquid explosive detection system (LEDS) works alongside CT systems to increase passenger throughput. This technology has a low false alarm rate that ensures items are screened quickly and with a high detection rate.

Geoff Winkett, vice president and general manager of Molecular Spectroscopy at Agilent said:

“As one of the world’s premier travel hubs, Heathrow airport’s deployment of Insight200M systems continues a strong partnership that started with Cobalt Light Systems (now part of Agilent) in 2013. The new fleet has been deployed at Heathrow throughout the busy summer months with minimal impact to operations due to the dedication of the Agilent and Heathrow teams.”

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