by Airport Industry-News
07 Sep 2022
Baggage & Cargo Screening
Suppliers Smiths Detection
Smiths Detection’s Advanced Carry-on Baggage Scanner Added to the TSA’s Checkpoint Property Screening System Mid-Size Qualified Products List
Smiths Detection, a global leader in threat detection and security inspection technologies, today announces that its HI-SCAN 6040 CTiX X-ray scanner has been added to the Transportation Security Administration’s (TSA) Checkpoint Property Screening System (CPSS) Mid-Size Qualified Products List (QPL). The TSA’s CPSS program is designed to replace the previous generation of X-ray scanners at airports across the US with the latest computed tomography (CT) X-ray scanning technology.
Smiths Detection’s HI-SCAN 6040 CTiX is now a qualified product on the QPL, eligible for TSA purchase for mid-size systems. The HI-SCAN 6040 CTiX is a computed tomography (CT) X-ray scanner producing high-resolution volumetric 3D images for quicker baggage assessment, using both visual operator inspection and automated object recognition, leading to low false-alarm rates. The scanner allows for electronics and liquids to remain in bags, speeding up passenger throughput, enhancing security and reducing touchpoints.
The mid-size configuration is one of three configurations for the HI-SCAN 6040 CTiX. Mid-size configuration includes an automated bag diverter at the decision point to be routed as suspect or cleared, further enhancing passenger throughput and overall experience.
“We are pleased to confirm that our HI-SCAN 6040 CTiX scanner has been added to the TSA’s Mid-Sized Qualified Products List. 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 2019, Smiths Detection was awarded a contract to supply 300 Advanced Technology/ Computed Tomography (AT/CT) checkpoint systems to airports across the US through the TSA’s AT/CT program. Per the TSA contract, Smiths Detection manufactured 300 AT/CT systems in Edgewood, MD and installed them across the US throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.
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