15 January 2019

Melbourne Airport first to trial Smiths Detection’s advanced CT-based Screening Systems

Security & Defence

Smiths Detection is working with airports in Australia to introduce the latest in CT and automated lane technology, starting with a trial at Melbourne Airport.

Smiths Detection has integrated three of its latest offerings, to install the first ever ECAC EDS CB C3 certified solution in Australia. This solution delivers a more stringent security outcome while improving passenger experience, making the process more efficient without the need to remove electronic devices or carry-on liquids from baggage.

The three systems integrate to streamline operations and the overall screening process. This results in a highly efficient information flow, all whilst maintaining data integrity. Each component serves a specific need:

  • The HI-SCAN 6040 CTiX cabin baggage screening system utilises the latest CT technology and provides the highest level of security while improving passenger throughput and lowering overall costs for airports;
  • iLane.evo is an effective automatic tray handling system, designed to provide a seamless journey through the Checkpoint whilst removing bottlenecks and delivering a steady flow of trays;
  • Checkpoint.Evo Plus Checkpoint Management Software integrates all components together to offer a single, integrated solution to better assist security staff. With highly intuitive image analysis capabilities and a management and reporting server with a real-time operational KPI dashboard, this enables instant decisions on resource allocation, identifying bottlenecks in the screening process and provides data analytics to assist with resource planning and overall administration.

Melbourne Airport Chief of Aviation Simon Gandy said, “As Australia’s busiest 24/7 airport we will continue to find ways to implement new technology and upgrades that will improve the traveller experience from the road to the runway.”

“The quality of x-ray imagery and software functionality is superior to what we have seen previously and will certainly shape the way the aviation industry works in the future, and we look forward to sharing our findings with airports globally.” said Gandy.

Jordan Thrupp, Managing Director, Smiths Detection, said “Melbourne Airport saw over 36 million visitors between 2017-2018…..our technology can aid in improving their safety and convenience.”

For more information visit www.smithsdetection.com

 

 

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