Rapiscan Systems Receives Approval for Use From UK Department for Transport
September 25, 2008 Hawthorne, CA
The Advanced Technology X-Ray System is Currently Being Deployed By TSA at
Aviation Checkpoints in the United States
Rapiscan Systems, Inc., a global leading supplier of security inspection systems, announced today that it has received approval for use from the United Kingdoms Department for Transport (DfT) for its Rapiscan 620DV (Dual View) X-ray system one of only two checkpoint solutions worldwide to have achieved this status.
The Rapiscan 620DV system is a checkpoint screening solution designed specifically to detect aviation-based threats while improving checkpoint operations. The unit 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.
Rapiscan Systems President, Ajay Mehra, stated, The DfT is recognized as one of the worlds leading regulatory agencies, so we are particularly pleased that it has approved the Rapiscan 620DV for use at aviation checkpoints in the United Kingdom. We believe that the Rapiscan 620DV offers an unsurpassed combination of threat detection and lower total cost of ownership, while at the same time meeting one of the worlds most stringent 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 50,000 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 contract with the Department for Transport. The actual results may differ materially from those described in or implied by any forward-looking statement. In particular, the timing, and delivery of 620DV 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.
For Additional Information, Contact:
Rapiscan Systems Inc.
1901 S. Bell St
Arlington, VA 22202
Tel: +1 (240) 460 820