26 September 2007

aTiX: Smiths Detection’s breakthrough X-ray technology will revolutionise checkpoint security

aTiX: Smiths Detection’s breakthrough X-ray technology will revolutionise checkpoint security

  • World’s first deployment of checkpoint X-ray that can automatically detect explosives and liquids in carry-on bags
  • Designed to combat the evolving terror threat and to improve passenger experience at checkpoints
  • Looks at contents of carry-on bags from multiple views in contrast to single-view capability of conventional X-ray
  • Global interest in aTiX is intense and a multi-million pound order has been placed by BAA in the UK
  • Based on the technology developed by Smiths Detection for screening hold baggage - EDtS (Explosive Detection Tomography System). Both systems are described in the United States as AT equipment – a term used to describe advanced X-ray technologies. This is the first time AT machines have been approved for passenger checkpoints in the UK

 

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HI-SCAN 6040aTiX
The HI-SCAN 6040aTiX is a high-performance multi-view X-ray inspection system that in real-time automatically detects and pinpoints explosives as well as liquid substances in carry-on baggage. It uses technology based on Smiths Detection’s hold baggage screening systems.