25 October 2018

ECAC EDS CB C3 approval for Smiths Detection CTiX technology

Security & Defence

Smiths Detection has gained ECAC EDS CB C3 approval for the innovative HI-SCAN 6040 CTiX checkpoint scanner. This technology means electronic devices and liquids do not need to be removed from hand luggage, increasing productivity and improving the passenger experience while still delivering the highest level of security.

Removing the need to take out electronic devices and liquids from hand luggage lowers operational costs because fewer trays need to be handled which significantly increases checkpoint throughput. The impressive 0.2m/s belt speed and low false alarm rate also speed up the process.

“As the only technology meeting EDS CB C3 (and potentially future C4) standards, Computed Tomography (CT) is undoubtedly the way forward for checkpoint security,” commented Matt Clark, VP Technology & Product Development, Smiths Detection. “With field trials for the HI-SCAN 6040 CTiX well underway, the true value of CT is likely to be established fairly quickly. We are already looking at further developments such as the automatic detection of other dangerous or prohibited items such as guns and large knives.”

To minimise upgrade costs, the new scanner can be incorporated easily into existing checkpoint lanes. Integration into an advanced screening and management platform, such as Smiths Detection’s Checkpoint.Evoplus, will streamline operations even further through remote screening and directed search; as well as providing access to valuable management data.

The HI-SCAN 6040 CTiX is both ECAC EDS CB C3 approved and TSA AT-2 certified. It is available now to order.

For more information visit www.smithsdetection.com

 

Hi-Scan CTiX