Australian Government Selects Rapiscan Systems Security Solutions for Advanced Screening Trials
October 20, 2008 Melbourne, Australia
Testing at Melbourne Airport Will Feature Rapiscan 620DV Baggage Screener and Secure 1000 Body Scanner
Rapiscan Systems, Inc., a global leading supplier of security inspection systems, announced today that the Rapiscan 620DV and Rapiscan Secure 1000 Body Scanner have been approved for use in the Advanced Technology Trials at Melbourne Airport by the Australian Government Office of Transport Security (OTS) as part of the Australian governments ongoing effort to strengthen aviation security.
The advanced screening technologies are designed to detect weapons, explosives and other prohibited items concealed by passengers on civil aircraft. The Rapiscan 620DV system is a checkpoint screening solution designed specifically to detect aviation-based threats while improving checkpoint operations. The system represents one of the most advanced checkpoint inspection systems in the world with multiple views and dual energy X-ray sources for material discrimination. With these varying angles, screeners can more readily identify potential threat objects leading to increased throughput, fewer delays and less hassle during the passenger screening process.
The Rapiscan Secure 1000 is a people screening device that produces high resolution images to enable the operator to easily identify concealed threat and contraband items. The Rapiscan Secure 1000 is ideal for high security environments because it is able to identify both organic (e.g. explosives, narcotics, ceramic weapons) and inorganic (e.g. metal) materials upon inspection. Rapiscan Systems has developed advanced techniques to protect the privacy of the person being screened while enabling effective detection of threat items. In a recent trial of the Secure 1000 conducted at Heathrow Airport in London, 19 out of 20 persons preferred a to be scanned by the Rapiscan Secure 1000 compared to an invasive pat-down physical search.
Rapiscan Systems Australia Commercial Director Kate Hamilton, stated, We are very proud that we have been selected as one of the first suppliers to participate in these trials. The Office of Transport Security should be applauded for embracing new technologies to increase the security of the general public. The Rapiscan 620DV and Rapiscan Secure 1000 offer an unsurpassed combination of threat detection and lower total cost of ownership, while at the same time meeting the worlds most stringent aviation security regulatory standards.
About Rapiscan Systems
Rapiscan Systems, a division of OSI Systems, Inc. is a leading supplier of high quality security inspection solutions utilizing X-ray and gamma-ray imaging, and advanced threat identification techniques such as neutron and diffraction analysis. The companys products are sold into four market segments; Baggage and Parcel Inspection, Cargo and Vehicle Inspection, Hold Baggage Screening and People Screening. The company has an installed base globally of more than 70,000 security and inspection systems. The Rapiscan Systems product line is manufactured at four locations and supported by a global support service network. For more information on Rapiscan Systems, please visit www.rapiscansystems.com.
This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. Such statements include information regarding the companys expectations, goals or intentions about the future, including, the companys participation in the trials being conducted at Melbourne International Airport by the Australian Government Office of Transport Security. The actual results may differ materially from those described in or implied by any forward-looking statement. In particular, the timing, and performance of the Rapiscan 620DV and Rapiscan Secure 1000 inspection systems may not ultimately remain in line with the companys current expectations. Other important factors are set forth in the Securities and Exchange Commission filings OSI Systems, Inc. All forward-looking statements speak only as of the date made, and the company undertakes no obligation to update these forward-looking statements.
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