Rapiscan 620DV Checkpoint Baggage Scanner Achieves European Type C Certification
March 17, 2011 Torrance, CA
Advanced Threat Detection Technology Allows Airports to Meet Upcoming 2011 Deadline to Ease Current Ban on Liquids
Rapiscan Systems, a leading supplier of security inspection systems, today announced that its 620DV multi-view advanced baggage scanner has passed the "Type C" standard set by the European Commission for Civil Aviation (ECAC) for detection of liquid explosive threats, as well as other potential threats. As a result, airports, aviation regulators and other customers can purchase the Rapiscan 620DV with the assurance that the system fully meets the latest EU regulations for liquid threat detection. Furthermore, deploying the 620DV will allow European airports to meet the upcoming EU deadline to relax current restrictions on the ability of passengers to carry-on liquids onto airplanes.
Rapiscan President Ajay Mehra commented: "This is a major milestone for Rapiscan and European aviation passengers and airports. The Rapiscan 620DV has been proven in aviation checkpoints around the world. Now European aviation customers can deploy the 620DV to meet the upcoming European deadline for the easing of restrictions on carry-on liquids." Mr. Mehra continued: "The 620DV AT not only meets worldwide regulatory standards for threat detection, it has significant operational benefits including smaller footprint, greater energy efficiency, and reduced weight loading."
The Rapiscan 620DV has also been approved for use by the US Transportation Security Administration for both aviation checkpoint screening and air cargo screening. With approximately 1000 systems ordered by major airports worldwide, the 620DV AT is one of the most widely deployed multi-view checkpoint X-ray screening systems. It can also be used for critical non-aviation applications such as air cargo screening, military checkpoints, customs inspection and protection of national infrastructure. Specifically, the 620DV:
Generates multiple views of scanned items, which allows operators to identify threats faster, improving checkpoint throughput.
Minimizes hand searches by allowing cluttered bags to be cleared on screen.
Pinpoints potential threats so the item can be found immediately.
Allows screeners to divert potentially threatening items to a separate inspection area, so passengers can continue through lines uninterrupted.
Uses a software based threat detection platform that can be upgraded in response to changing customer requirements, reducing the need for hardware changes.
About Rapiscan Systems
Rapiscan Systems, Inc., a division of OSI Systems, Inc., is a leading global supplier of 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 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. As the world?s leading security screening provider, Rapiscan Systems provides state of the art products, solutions and services that meet our customers? most demanding threat detection needs --- while improving their operational efficiency.
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