Rapiscan Systems Joins Security Manufacturers Coalition
September 7, 2011 Torrance, CA
Coalition will serve as unified voice for companies that manufacture security-screening technology
Rapiscan Systems, Inc., a leading global supplier of security inspection systems, announced today that it has joined the newly formed Security Manufacturers Coalition. Organized under the Airport Consultants Council (ACC), the coalition will serve as the unified voice of companies that manufacture security screening technology, with a focus on aviation and intermodal security issues in the U.S. and globally.
The goal of the coalition is to address issues that most affect security technology companies, such as: partnering with government to create strategic plans for the deployment of screening technologies; partnering with government to define requirements to better drive research and development investments; advocating for adequate funding levels; encouraging transparency in funding; advocating for efficient and equitable acquisition processes; and providing attention to ongoing harmonization of international standards and regulations.
“With a history of developing innovative new technologies, Rapiscan Systems is proud to be a founding member of the Security Manufacturers Coalition,” said Ajay Mehra, President of Rapiscan Systems. “We look forward to working together with our counterparts to provide one voice and advocate for a streamlined procurement process. Additionally, increased transparency will allow us to continue to research and develop the best technology solutions for current and future security needs.”
Members of the coalition include manufacturers of security screening technology that is tested and certified to meet internationally recognized standards. Member companies provide security-screening equipment to a large number of public and private organizations worldwide. Along with Rapiscan Systems, other founding members of the Security Manufacturers Coalition include L-3 Security & Detection Systems, Morpho Detection, Smiths Detection, and American Science and Engineering.
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.