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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.
US Government Orders Military Versions of Z Backscatter Vans
Vehicle screening system on rugged trailer for military use to be deployed by US Government in anti-terrorism campaign to screen for car and lorry bombs
MobileSearch High Energy Mobile Screening Systems For US Border Protection
The US Customs and Border Protection agency will take dual technology mobile cargo inspection systems equipped with both high energy and Z Backscatter X-Ray imaging technology
X-Ray Screening Systems For Harsh Environments To Be Supplied To The Middle East
Government order comprises multiple Z Backscatter Van X-Ray detection equipment for use in the fight against terror in the Middle East
Support Contract for Overseas Deployments of Z Backscatter Vans
The US Government will use American Science and Engineering to support its fleet of X-Ray inspection systems currently deployed in harsh environments abroad
US Government Donates Through-Body X-Ray Scanner to Ghana
OD Security is supplying Ghana with a low-dosage full body X-Ray scanning system donated by the USA in order to assist in the prevention of drug smuggling to the country originating from the African nation
TSA Qualification For Gemini Multi-Technology Screening System
Combination of dual energy transmission X-Ray and backscatter technology brings imaging quality approved by the Transportation Security Administration for use in screening air cargo prior to loading on passenger aircraft
Mobile X-Ray Inspection System For BulgariaÃÂÃâ€ÂÃâ€Âs Border Control
The Z Backscatter Van mobile screening system is for use by the Bulgarian Customs Agency for revealing weapons, contraband, stowaways and other illegal items at the country's border crossing check poi
X-Ray Screening Technology on Display at ISNR
Abu Dhabi Exhibition Sees Innovative X-Ray parcel and cargo inspection technology from American Science and Engineering including top-down transmission option for the popular Z Portal screening system
Low Dosage Body Scanners Improve Security At Nigerian Airports
After the failed Christmas bombing attempt by Nigerian national, the country's airports are now using SOTER low dose through-body X-Ray scanners for the detection of hidden items on a person's body
Single Pose Advanced Imaging Scanners for Nigeria
Advanced backscatter technology equipped single pose body scanners will provide Nigerian checkpoints with the ability to detect non-metallic threats
Major UK Airports Gain Rapiscan Single Pose body scanners
Advanced Imaging Technology for the screening of passengers incorporating detection technology for hidden explosives to be used at Heathrow and Manchester airports in the United Kingdom
Gemini Parcel X-Ray screening system order from Middle East
The X-Ray parcel inspection system based on Z Backscatter technology from American Science and Engineering will provide dual energy screening for parcels and baggage in Middle Eastern checkpoints
Z Backscatter vans to be used at mobile checkpoints in Middle East
American Science and Engineering is supplying two Z Backscatter Vans to the Middle East to support government facility security and enable mobile checkpoints to be set up in the fight against terroris
High energy cargo inspection system makes debut in Venice
The Venice Port Authority is using the OmniView Gantry high energy vehicle X-Ray inspection system from American Science and Engineering to fight contraband and drug trafficking
US Government orders further X-Ray screening systems
American Science and Engineering will supply Gemini parcel screening and Z Portal X-ray inspection systems for use in checkpoints across the USA
X-Ray screening systems ordered by border agency
Z Backscatter Vans from American Science and Engineering for mobile X-Ray Screening to be supplied to the US Customs and Border Agency
TSA order for Rapiscan advanced imaging technology
Checkpoint inspection systems ordered by the US Transportation Security Administration for use in Airports across the USA
High-Energy MobileSearch cargo inspection system
The MobileSearch system introduced by American Science and Engineering is a mobile high energy cargo and vehicle inspection for the discovery of weapons, drugs and other contraband
US Government service contract for X-ray systems
A service and maintenance contract worth 28 million dollars has been awarded to American Science and Engineering for X-Ray inspection systems throughout the country
More Z Backscatter Vans for US Government
American Government orders more cargo and vehicle screening systems for counter terrorism purposes from American Science and Engineering
X-Ray Screening System for Abu Dhabi customs
A Z Portal high throughput, multi view X-Ray inspection system from American Science and Engineering has been ordered by Abu Dhabi customs
Global success for Z Backscatter Vans
With installations worldwide, American Science and Engineering is celebrating the success of its mobile X-Ray detection technology
Critical infrastructure protection systems for Middle East client
OmniView and Z Portal X-Ray inspection systems to be installed at Middle Eastern high risk venue
Double digit growth for American Science and Engineering
Security industry continues to defy financial crisis with X-Ray detection equipment supplier reporting strong growth in financial year
Border protection order for Z Backscatter Vans
Law enforcement officials at border crossing point order mobile X-Ray detection equipment from American Science and Engineering for drug detection
US maintenance order for Z Backscatter Vans
Mobile X-ray screening systems owned by US government departments to be maintained by American Science and Engineering as part of new service contract
Sender Policy Framework to stem flow in e-mailed malware
Protection against e-mail spoofing using Sender Policy Framework eases the burden of malware and phishing attempts via e-mail
Vehicle and cargo screening systems for the Middle East
Z portal systems from American Science and Engineering to be supplied to Middle Eastern client for screening vehicles for explosives and contraband
Gemini parcel inspection systems on show at ISC West
Multiple technology parcel inspection systems combine dual-energy transmission with Z Backscatter X-Ray technology for improved parcel content information
Government partially cancels ZBV inspection order
Military X-ray inspection trailer order from US Government placed in January reduced in value as part of Partial Termination for Convenience clause
Middle Eastern customer places follow on order for further ZBVs
Multiple Z Backscatter Vans to be supplied to Middle Eastern customer to expand on its existing inventory of advanced X-Ray screening systems from American Science and Engineering
Z Backscatter Van order for high security US facility
Mobile screening unit to be used in high risk US government facility for the screening of vehicles for explosives
Rugged backscatter van order from US Government
ZBV backscatter van in rugged form ordered from US military for performing vehicle inspections in harsh environments
Urban surveillance for ZBV equipment
Middle Eastern law enforcement department orders Z Backscatter Vans from American Science and Engineering for surveillance applications in urban areas
Cargo inspection systems on display in the UAE
Abu Dhabi Customs to jointly display innovative, high throughput cargo inspection systems with American Science and Engineering at International Freight Week
Hacker technique sophistication continues to increase
Social engineering techniques continue to be the main attraction for luring victims to sites containing ever-increasingly sophisticated methods of infecting computers
Follow-on US Government order for mobile X-Ray screening systems
US Government to be supplied with Z Backscatter Vans from American Science and Engineering for bolstering efforts in combating drugs and terrorism
Unified e-mail security for enterprises
Proofpoint 5.5 release enhanced to include wider language support, data loss prevention features and backscatter spam protection
50 years of success for American Science and Engineering
Pioneering X-Ray inspection equipment manufacturer looks back on half a century of innovations in the field of cargo inspection and X-Ray security systems
US Government service contract for Z Backscatter Vans
Government fleet of mobile X-Ray inspection vans using Z Backscatter technology will continue to be maintained by American Science and Engineering under renewed contract
Middle East order for X-Ray inspection systems
Cargo inspection to take place in middle East using gantry inspection systems and Z Backscatter Vans after government order on American Science and Engineering
Z backscatter vans to be deployed in counter terrorism moves
The US government has placed a substantial order on American Science and Engineering for mobile X Ray screening systems for use in high risk zones
Spoof delivery failure report messages blocked
Spam firewall from Barracuda is now able to block fake delivery failure report e-mails bounced from recipients of e-mails sent from spoofed e-mail addresses
DHS certification for X-Ray systems
SAFETY act certification for detection systems including parcel X-ray and mobile cargo inspection products from American Science and Engineering
Z Backscatter Vans for South America
South American country to receive mobile X-Ray vans for the detection of organic threats such as narcotics and people smuggling
X-Ray screening for middle Eastern VIP security
A number of Z Backscatter Vans for mobile X-Ray screening capability to be supplied to a client in the middle East for VIP security
BNC offers choice of radiation detection technologies
With three different detector technologies available, Berkeley Nucleonics provide radiation detectors for a wide range of applications
NATO order for Z Portal screening systems
Drive-through X-Ray screening systems ordered for vehicle and cargo security at checkpoints
X-Ray detection vans for Latin American Customs
Border security in Latin America to be enhanced with the use of Z Backscatter Vans for the detection of illegal items.
Mobile X-ray detection order from Latin American customs
Z Backscatter vans for mobile X-ray inspection at border controls to be supplied to Latin American customs agency
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