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US transport security orders for advanced threat detection

Smiths Detection : 05 June, 2008  (Application Story)
aTiX Checkpoint X-Ray machines ordered by US Transportation Security Administration for use in US airports following successful trial
Smiths Detection announces follow-on contracts worth $25.2 million from the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) for additional Advanced Threat Identification X-Ray (aTiX) systems.

The contract awards follow an initial TSA order of $21 million in October 2007 following successful trials at airports across the United States. aTiX is already widely used in UK airports. The TSA is deploying aTiX systems across the country and has already completed checkpoint installations at Albuquerque and Denver International airports.

Stephen Phipson, Group Managing Director of Smiths Detection, said: "This is a significant win for an advanced X-ray system that will greatly improve the TSA's ability to detect potential threats. With its multiple views generating clear images, the system provides the platform for future checkpoint screening and a strategic growth opportunity for Smiths Detection in the U.S. and internationally."

Unlike conventional X-ray systems, aTiX captures multiple views of carry-on bags in a single sweep in the same throughput time as existing systems. It also includes powerful software algorithms which help the operator detect potentially harmful items. This software has the potential to be upgraded as new threats emerge.

Mark Laustra, Vice President of Homeland Security for Smiths Detection, said: "aTiX has the potential to enhance airport security immediately and includes the added benefit of the familiar 'look and feel' of current systems, thus requiring minimal training for airport security officers."

Smiths Detection is the world's leading provider of threat detection systems with multiple technologies deployed in around 80 percent of the world's commercial airports.
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