Smith Detection and Analogic Corporation's HI-SCAN 10080 XCT gains TSA approval

Smith Detection announced on Monday that its HI-SCAN 10080 XCT checked baggage scanner, which uses Analogic Corporation's computed tomography imaging technology, has gained U.S. Transportation Security Administration's certification.

The XCT scanner earned the European Civil Aviation Conference Standard 3 approval as well. With the certifications its gained, the unit can potentially be installed anywhere with a demand for a scanner.

"We are pleased to see that Smiths' HI-SCAN 10080 XCT scanner has achieved TSA certification at up to 1,800 bags per hour," Analogic President and CEO Jim Green said. "The TSA laboratory certification protocol is recognized as one of the world's most stringent. We congratulate Smiths Detection for this great achievement. TSA certification is a prerequisite for placement of systems at many locations worldwide, and we are confident that demand for this product will underpin our expectations for the ongoing growth of Analogic's Security business."

The XCT has a high-speed in-line baggage system that rapidly scans large luggage. The mouth of the tunnel is one meter wide and the unit can scan 1,800 bags per hour.

Analogic's CT technology has been used in more than 1,100 threat detection systems in the past 15 years. The technology is available in airports worldwide and holds the highest threat detection standards, holding TSA and ECAC certifications.