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The use of backscatter X-ray technology for screening human subjects at airports and border crossings became more widespread after a terrorist bombing attempt involving explosives hidden near the surface of the bomber's body. Backscatter involves analysis of the low-dosage x-ray reflections which bounce of a human target revealing the surface profile of the human form as well as any foreign objects hidden within or under the clothing of the subject. In this respect, it is a viable and reliable alternative to physical searches or "pat-downs". The advantage of backscatter over other human screening systems is the high resolution image available at low dosages enabling the detection of small quantities of explosives that are capable of causing catastrophic failure on an aircraft. Health and privacy concerns relating to the technology continue to be hotly debated.
X-Ray detection company acquisition
OSI Systems has agreed to buy X-Ray security related detection system specialist, American Science and Engineering
Scanning system designed for small vehicles
The CarView threat detection system has been developed as a high throughput vehicle scanning system for small vehicles with safe exposure levels for occupants
Detection equipment helps prevent serious crime globally
US detection system manufacturer provides insight into some of the most notable seizures made across the world with the help of its equipment
Innovation award for detection system
The Mini Z portable X-ray detection system based on backscatter imaging technology has received a research and development award
Screening systems on show at ASIS
A variety of X-Ray screening systems for combatting terrorism and smuggling will feature at the ASIS security equipment exhibition this week in Anaheim
Increased detection capabilities with dual energy options
American Science and Engineering is now offering dual energy transmission options for improved detection capabilities with the Z Backscatter Van screening systems
Mini backscatter system introduced to UK market
The handheld Z Backscatter image scanner for portable drug, explosive and organic threat detection makes its debut on the UK market
Hand held screening system wins science award
Popular Science Magazine has awarded its "Best of what's New" prize to the handheld backscatter screening system from American Science and Engineering
Handheld imaging system for detecting organic threats
The MINI Z handheld Z backscatter imaging scatter has been introduced as a portable means of detecting hidden organic threats in a wide variety of applications
Parcel inspection system results in large narcotics haul in Asia
A large quantity of a controlled substance has been detected at an Asian airport cargo inspection area using a Gemini x-ray screening system
Settlement reached in backscatter x-ray patent infringement
US manufacturer of X-Ray detection systems reaches settlement with Rapiscan over detection technology patent infringements
Detection system company expands customer support
A customer development and support organisation has been created at American Science and Engineering
Vehicle Screening systems for counter terrorism operations
X-Ray detection system supplier to deliver five backscatter vans to Middle Eastern and African governments for use in fighting the threat of terrorism
Spanish customs and excise deploy X-Ray inspection technology
The Z Backscatter van will become part of Spain's customs and excise technology portfolio for fighting trade fraud on the country's borders
More Backscatter Vans For Asia Pacific Country
An APAC country is bolstering its border crossing security with the purchase of a further quantity of Z Backscatter vans for contraband detection
Vehicle Inspection System For Use On Rugged Terrain
Latin American country takes checkpoint mobile screening system for use on rugged terrain around border checkpoints
Latin American Airport Takes Cargo and Vehicle Screening Systems
American Science and Engineering to supply X-Ray detection and screening systems to a Latin American airport for protection against cargo and vehicle based explosive threats
Body Scanner Safety Confirmed In EU Report
Rapiscan comments on EU Scientific Committee report on the safety of dosage levels in backscatter x-ray based body scanning systems
US Transportation Portal Security Technology Report
Report examines US Transportation Security Agency spending forecast for airport screening equipment in the USA
Backscatter Based Parcel Inspection Order From India
High profile commercial facility in India to receive a large quantity of parcel and baggage inspection systems using Z Backscatter technology
Cargo Inspection Technology On Show At ISNR
Abu Dhabi's International Security and National Resilience Show will witness the Gemini parcel inspection system from American Science and Engineering
Congo Combats Illegal Logging with X-Ray Inspection Technology
Z Backscatter vans will be delivered to the Republic of Congo for the detection of smuggled wood in the fight against illegal logging in the country
Z Backscatter Vans Destined For Africa
African law enforcement body orders ZBV mobile X-Ray screening technology from American Science and Engineering
Dutch Authorities Using ZBV System For Aeroplane Scanning
The customs of Holland are using the mobile Z Backscatter Van screening technology from American Science and Engineering to scan aeroplane structures for contraband
X-Ray Inspection System Provides Strenthens Foothold in Latin America
American Science and Engineering consolidates its grip on the Latin American market for x-Ray screening systems with further orders for the company's Z Backscatter Vans
Backscatter X-Ray Technology Protects Multiple Border Crossings
American Science and Engineering has received a large order for Z Portal vehicle screening systems for inspecting transport at land border crossings
South American Country Orders Vehicle Screening Technology
The Z Backscatter Van from American Science and Engineering will be used by a Latin American law enforcement body for x-ray screening vehicles and cargo
Eastern European Country Secures Borders With Cargo Screening System
The mobile Z Backscatter Van will be used in Eastern Europe for the detection of tobacco and alcohol in vehicle cargo
Non-Intrusive X-Ray Inspection System To be Used In Asia Pacific Country
Z Backscatter Vans from American Science and Engineering will be used in Asia Pacific for quickly deployable non-intrusive screening activities at customs control
Mobile Screening System To Be Taken By NATO
NATO Security checkpoints to deploy the Z Backscatter Van mobile x-ray screening system to improve detection capabilities
In-Wall Radar Imaging For Counter-Terror Applications
The Sprint from Cambridge Consultants provides law enforcement bodies with a unique capability for profiling embedded objects using radar imaging technology
Personnel Screening System to be Delivered To European Country
The SmartCheck Inspection Module from American Science and Engineering will be used in a war-zone for personnel screening at a key military checkpoint
Latin American ZBV Maintenance Order
Z Backscatter Van X-Ray inspection systems in Latin America to be maintained by American Science and Engineering under new service agreement contract
ZBV Detection Equipment Destined For Latin America
A country in South America has become the latest nation to take the Z Backscatter Van X-Ray screening system from American Science and Engineering
Abu Dhabi Customs Take Screening Systems From American Science and Engineering
The Gemini parcel screening system and Z Backscatter Van X-Ray detection system have been ordered by Abu Dhabi customs for improved vehicle and cargo security
Yemen Customs Takes Cargo and Vehicle Screening Systems
Z Backscatter Vans are being supplied to Yemen customs from American Science and Engineering to fulfil anti-terrorism objectives at the customs border through screening cargo and vehicles for explosiv
Yemen Customs Takes Z Backscatter Vans
The country of Yemen is securing its borders with the Z Backscatter manoeuvrable X-Ray screening system from American Science and Engineering
US Critical Infrastructure Protection Project
The Z Portal vehicle screening system has been ordered from American Science and Engineering for use in explosion detection for the protection of a critical infrastructure facility
Robotic IED Detection Order From US Government
American Science and Engineering will supply a US Government agency with robotic based Z Backscatter technology for the detection of Improvised Explosive Devices
Further Military Detection Trailers Ordered
The Military Trailer variant of American Science and Engineering's Z Backscatter Van has been ordered for use in counter-terrorism missions by the US Government
Follow on Order for Rapid Inspection X-Ray Systems
Latin American Customs Agency places follow-on order with American Science and Engineering for Z Backscatter Vans for use in mobile inspection applications
Low Radiation Human Screening System Order
American Science and Engineering to supply government contract of SmartCheck low dosage screening systems using Z Backscatter technology for the detection of body-worn contraband and explosives
US Government Order for X-Ray Screening Systems
Multiple Z Backscatter Van screening systems will be delivered to the US Government for X-Ray screening purposes
Harsh Environment Modified Z Backscatter Vans For Middle East
Two X-Ray detection systems adapted for use in harsh environments and fitted with forwardscatter technology will be delivered by American Science and Engineering for an application in the Middle East
Latin American ZBV Order Includes Training and Service
American Science and Engineering will supply Z Backscatter Vans to a customs agency in Latin America for detection duties on the border
Government Order For Rugged Military Version of Z Backscatter Vans
International Government Agency to use Military Trailer version of the American Science and Engineering Z Backscatter Van for performing vehicle screening tasks for the detection of explosives
Z Portal Checkpoint Screening For NATO
American Science and Engineering is supplying NATO C3 Agency with Z Portal X-Ray security checkpoint screening systems
Multiple Contracts Received For Rapiscan Secure 1000 People Scanning System
Improved threat detection, reduced false alarm rate and higher throughput has led to increased demand for the Secure 1000 people scanning system from Rapiscan
US Government Orders ZBV Screening Systems
American Science and Engineering will supply Z Backscatter Van systems for X-Ray screening tasks with the US Government
Service and Maintenance Order For Backscatter Detection Technology
The US Government has placed an order on American Science and Technology to service and maintain its fleet of Z Backscatter Vans and the Military Trailer equivalent
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