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US maintenance order for Z Backscatter Vans

American Science And Engineering : 29 April, 2009  (Application Story)
Mobile X-ray screening systems owned by US government departments to be maintained by American Science and Engineering as part of new service contract
American Science and Engineering has announced the receipt of a $4.4 million order from the US government for service and maintenance for Z Backscatter Vans (ZBV) — the industry's top-selling mobile X-ray screening system.

"As one of the most effective tools for mobile X-ray inspection, the ZBV continues to support the security initiatives of this valued US government client," said Anthony Fabiano, President and CEO. "Receipt of this service and maintenance contract ensures that the US government's ZBVs will continue to operate at the highest levels of performance for their critical counterterrorism missions."

A breakthrough in X-ray detection technology, AS&E's Z Backscatter Van is the Number One selling non-intrusive mobile inspection system on the market. ZBV is a low-cost, highly mobile screening system built into a commercially available delivery van. The ZBV allows for immediate deployment in response to security threats, and its high throughput capability facilitates rapid inspections. The system's unique "drive-by" capability allows one or two operators to conduct X-ray imaging while the ZBV drives past suspect vehicles and objects. For personnel safety in dangerous environments, a remote console is available for operating the system in stationary mode from a distance of up to 500 meters.

AS&E's highly skilled Field Service Engineers (FSEs) provide support services worldwide. Each FSE, with a technical degree in electrical and mechanical engineering or equivalent experience, is trained in the operation and repair of electronics, hydraulics, pneumatics, mechanics, electrical systems, and computers. Available 7 days a week, 24 hours a day, FSEs are located at AS&E offices in Asia, Europe, the Middle East, and North America.
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