26 September 2007

Smiths Detection reveals breakthrough X-ray technology to help tackle terror threats

aTiX – the world’s first deployment of checkpoint X-ray with automatic explosives detection to be in UK

  • World’s first deployment of checkpoint X-ray machine that can automatically detect explosives in carry-on bags at UK airports


  • Smiths Detection secures 10-year deal to enhance security at all passenger checkpoints at BAA’s seven UK airports (Heathrow, Gatwick, Stansted, Glasgow, Edinburgh, Aberdeen and Southampton). The deal is Smiths Detection’s biggest ever UK airport contract with the initial roll-out potentially worth over £20 million




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. 

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