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European Certification For Checked Baggage Explosive Detection System

Morpho Detection : 23 June, 2011  (New Product)
The CTX 5800 small footprint scanning system for detecting explosives in checked baggage has received approvals for use in airports within the European Union
European Certification For Checked Baggage Explosive Detection System

Morpho Detection's small footprint CTX 5800 explosives detection system (EDS) has been evaluated by the European Civil Aviation Conference (ECAC) as meeting European Union Standard 3 requirements. The CTX 5800 is also certified by the US Transportation Security Administration.

This evaluation gives European authorities and airports flexibility in meeting their security challenges with a choice of a powerful, but smaller-size EU-compliant computed tomography-based (CT) screening solution. EU regulations state all new EDS equipment purchases should meet Standard 3 requirements by 2012.

The CTX 5800 is the industry’s smallest medium speed EDS, with nearly twice the throughput of competing small systems. It offers operators of smaller, lower volume or space constrained airports the ability to give their customers the superior threat detection effectiveness and operational efficiency benefits of advanced technology CT-based hold baggage screening.

"The CTX 5800 explosives detection solution customizes CT-based imaging technology for smaller and space-constrained airports, giving them a technology edge to help meet their growing aviation security and operational challenges," said Dennis Cooke, president and CEO, Morpho Detection. "Successful completion of ECAC evaluation of this small but powerful EDS, along with recent evaluations of the larger CTX 9400 DSi and CTX 9800 DSi, allows airports of all sizes and volumes to adopt with confidence the detection effectiveness, operational efficiency and customer-pleasing speed of CT-based hold baggage screening.”

The CTX 5800 features versatile modes of operation to meet airport needs in virtually any baggage-handling-system or free-standing EDS installation situation. The CTX 5800’s high levels of automation and throughput can help airports effectively plan for passenger growth while delivering operational efficiencies and lower total cost of ownership today. The CTX 5800 offers operators the possibility of reduced operational costs through simplification of baggage handling infrastructure, reduced maintenance requirements and fewer manual alarm resolutions, while speeding more cleared bags to aircraft faster.

This throughput gives airports and security provider’s flexibility in meeting increasingly strict screening requirements while accommodating space and budget restrictions and better satisfying airline and passenger needs.

With the addition of the CTX 5800 to Morpho Detection’s industry-leading CTX family of EDS, airport and security operators now have a CTX to choose from regardless of size, passenger volume, bore size or infrastructure requirements. With nearly 2,000 CTX deployed worldwide, Morpho Detection has more EDS experience than all other manufacturers combined.

Morpho Detection’s unique Clarity technology, found in the CTX 5800 and 9800, enables checked baggage to be scanned by an EDS system at unprecedented speeds with the highest resolution in the industry.

The CTX 5800 was tested by the Netherlands Organization for Applied Scientific Research (TNO), which is participating in the ECAC Common Evaluation Process for Security Equipment, a new unified European process where security equipment is tested to a defined standard across four European test centers designated by their respective authorities.

Morpho Detection’s CTX 5800 are being demonstrated at the Paris Air Show, June 20-26, at Safran’s stand, Hall 2A, B254.

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