Rapiscan Systems Receives Approximate $12m Contract from U.S. Transportation Security Administration
September 7, 2011 Hawthorne, CA
Rapiscan Systems, a leading provider of security inspection systems, today announced that it has received orders from the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) totaling $12 million for the Advanced Technology Upgrade (ATU) of Rapiscan X-ray baggage inspection systems. The upgrades will increase the threat detection capabilities of TSA aviation checkpoints.
The TSA currently employs the Rapiscan 620DV (Dual-View), an advanced checkpoint screening solution, designed for aviation and other high security applications. It uses innovative Dual-View technology to generate a horizontal and vertical view of the object under inspection. By providing two perpendicular views, the Rapiscan 620DV provides a more complete perspective of scanned items, regardless of their orientation in the X-ray system. This reduces the need to reposition and re-scan parcels, thereby improving detection and throughput.
Deepak Chopra, CEO of OSI Systems, Rapiscan’s parent company, commented: “We are proud to receive this award by the TSA to provide our latest detection technology at US airport checkpoints. Our upgrade kits for the 620 DV baggage inspection systems will provide enhanced threat detection capability and further improve the speed of passenger and baggage screening.”
About Rapiscan Systems, Inc.
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.