Smiths Detection system screens pallets for explosives
Smiths Detection has received approval for its pallet-sized X-ray system to join the U.S. Transportation Security Administration's Qualified Products List for Air Cargo Screening.
The Pine Brook, N.J.-based company said the large X-ray system, known as the HI-SCAN 100100T-2is, would enable freight forwarders, airlines and indirect air carriers to rapidly scan cargo by providing two views of each box or pallet. Seven Smiths Detection systems are now on the TSA's Qualified Products List.
|Smiths Detection's pallet-sized X-ray system.|
Since 2006, Smiths Detection has worked with its customers to help prepare them for the initial TSA air cargo screening mandate that took effect in February. 'Our equipment will help our partners minimize the impact of the mandate and efficiently move cargo thereby maintaining profitability,' said Mark Laustra, vice president of homeland security at Smiths Detection, in a statement.
Smiths Detection has won more than $14 million in contracts for its air cargo security systems, combining explosives trace detection and X-ray inspection systems.