Smiths Detection to supply Manila airport with body scanners

The eqo body scanner from Smiths Detection | Courtesy of Smiths Detection
Smiths Detection announced Thursday that it was awarded a contract to supply full-body scanners to the Ninoy Aquino International Airport in Manila, Philippines.

The airport will receive 14 eqo portal systems. According to the company, the scanners respect traveler's privacy with Automatic Target Recognition. The interface uses a generic graphical representation of the body without identifying specific body shapes. If a piece of contraband is detected, a marker is placed on the corresponding region on the system screen. The scanner can also detect non-metal items.

The system uses flat-panel, millimeter-wave technology to detect potential concealed items that would be a threat.

“Eqo is the most advanced scanner of its type in the world and was the first on the market to achieve the top performance standard from the EU/ECAC regulatory approval process," Smiths Detection Regional Vice President for the Asia Pacific market Nathan Manzi said. "Easily integrated into existing checkpoint layouts, eqo will provide Ninoy Aquino Airport a versatile means of enhancing security in airport screening.”

In addition to airports around the world, this system is used in prisons, military and customs offices. .

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