Delhi Metro Rail Company Invests in Customer Safety with X-Ray Scanning Systems from Rapiscan System
November 19, 2009 Torrance, CA
Rapiscan Systems, a leading supplier of security inspection systems, today announced that the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation, the mass transit system set up by the Government of India and the Government of the National Capital Territory of Delhi, has purchased Rapiscan advanced security screening systems for the inspection of customer baggage. The total value of the contract is approximately $2.2m USD.
Under the terms of the contract, the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation has purchased multiple Rapiscan Systems 620XR checkpoint X-ray baggage scanners and Rapiscan Metor Walk-Through Metal Detectors to deploy in underground metro corridor and surface rail corridor stations throughout Delhi. The procurement is part of a multi-phase effort by the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation to upgrade its security screening processes as its transit network expands, and was awarded following a competitive tender.
The contract is the latest in a series of awards that Rapiscan has received to provide protection for mass transit and other critical infrastructure protection. For example, Rapiscan Systems X-ray scanners are deployed exclusively by SNCF, the French National Rail system.
Ajay Mehra, President of Rapiscan Systems, commented: We are pleased that the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation has chosen Rapiscan Systems technology to help it improve security for the traveling public. Mr. Mehra continued: The 620XRs and Metor Metal Detectors combination of outstanding detection performance, reliability and throughput makes them an excellent solution for mass transit security applications worldwide. This award demonstrates our commitment to the Indian market and we look forward to continued growth in the region.
The Rapiscan Systems 620XR is one of the worlds most widely deployed high performance X-ray scanning systems and is used for aviation, mass transit, event security and other mission critical security applications. Its large tunnel dimensions allow it to efficiently scan the bags of passengers travelling by train. It is capable of quickly distinguishing organic and inorganic threats. As with all systems in Rapiscans 600 series, the 620XR is built on a standardised platform which makes it easy to install and maintain, and it benefits from features such as dual-energy detection, advanced image archiving, Rapiscans user-friendly OS600 software and a streamlined and ergonomic design. Rapiscans Metor Walk Through Metal Detectors are the leading brand of high-performance metal detector systems for aviation, critical infrastructure protection and homeland security applications.
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 company's products are sold into four market segments: Baggage and Parcel Inspection, Cargo and Vehicle Inspection, Hold Baggage Screening, and People Screening. The company has sold more than 70,000 security and inspection systems worldwide. 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.
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