Smiths Detection Automatic Explosives Detection and X-ray Screening Systems
Smiths Detection offers complete security solutions for airports, enabling safer air travel through trace detection equipment and x-ray systems to check passengers and their hand baggage for explosives and illegal or dangerous items. Its screening systems detect explosives in checked baggage, while identifying explosives, weapons and illegal items in hand-baggage or on passengers themselves.
Smiths Detection works with airlines and other transport system operators to integrate systems into transportation facilities to improve throughput of passengers. Coupled with increased detection rates, through the application of advancements in detection technology, security areas are set to become significantly more efficient, minimising disruption for passengers.
Automatic Explosives Detection at the Airport Security Checkpoint: Giving Greater Passenger Throughput
Smiths Detection developed HI-SCAN 6040aTiX, the first system to allow automatic explosives detection at security checkpoints. aTiX uses several, independent multi-energy generators, each of which is connected to its own sophisticated and state-of-the-art X-ray sensor technology.
While the detection performance of aTiX is far superior to that of other automatic systems
iLane – the innovative checkpoint concept from Smiths Detection – is designed to optimise the efficiency of processes whilst keeping up with the high demands of new security standards.
For maximum effectiveness, aTiX is part of The sophisticated security checkpoint solution iLane. This major advance in ergonomic and operational standards, allows for quick and convenient processes for passengers and security operators alike giving greater passenger throughput. iLane is more than a security solution – iLane facilitates a new approach to checkpoint security, adding greater passenger throughput to the highest levels of security.
Hold Baggage Screening using Explosives Detection Systems
Smiths Detection supplies major airports around the world with high-throughput x-ray systems for automatic explosives detection in hold baggage. The advanced technology units can be stand alone or built into conveyor systems. Smiths Detection also offers IONSCAN table-top explosives trace detection equipment, which are widely used in international airports to support explosives detection operations.
Among the Smiths Detection automatic systems are HI-SCAN 10080 EDX, used in a high speed level 1 role in multi-level explosives detection checked baggage screening systems. The HI-SCAN 10080 EDtS represents the second generation of proven Smiths Heimann automatic explosives detection systems technology. EDtS offers the highest detection rate in its class and thanks to its detection capability, the EDtS is able to screen up to 1,800 bags per hour – setting a new standard for automated screening technology.
Air Cargo Screening using High Energy X-ray Systems
Smiths Detection offers systems to screen all cargo passing through airports or other transportation systems. These allow screening for threats or contraband in crates palletised freight and LD-3 airfreight containers, using Smiths Heimann universal high energy X-ray systems for non-intrusive inspection and fast throughput.
Narcotics, Contraband and Explosives Screening Systems
Customs officers can check for narcotics or contraband on arriving passengers with table top swabbing system for baggage or a walk-through portal to check passenger’s clothing - including a wide version for trolleys to check passengers and their luggage simultaneously. Systems can be networked and monitored. Smiths Detection systems used in screening for narcotics include IONSCAN 500DT, a table top system for simultaneous detection of explosives and narcotics on baggage. For full management of all sensors and detection systems, Smiths Detection FirstView allows monitoring of live and archived video from any authorised PC on the network.