Smiths Detection cargo screening technology approved by TSA

Smiths Detection announced on Tuesday its HI-SCAN product was approved by the Transportation Security Administration for screening air cargo.

The HI-SCAN 145180-2is uses a dual-view X-ray inspection system, along with a long tunnel to help cut cargo inspection times. The dual-view X-rays allow for screening officials to screen bulk items without the item having to be unpacked, scanned individually and then re-assembled.

"The HI-SCAN 145180-2is was designed to meet the ever-growing demands of air cargo screening," Ted Grant, director of sales for Smiths Detection, said. "Its dual-view technology, large pallet screening capability and highly compact footprint offer customers outstanding value for cutting-edge threat detection while still supporting the smooth flow of air cargo."

The HI-SCAN is able to screen objects up to 57" x 71," which meets the maximum pallet size allowed by the TSA. The ability for the HI-SCAN to dual-view speeds up throughput by giving the operator two high-resolution adjoining images, which eliminates the need to scan the cargo twice. This recent approval adds the HI-SCAN to 20 other Smiths Detection products already approved by the TSA.

Smiths Detection develops advanced security solutions for civil and military markets worldwide. Its products help to detect and identify chemical and biological agents, explosives, radiological and nuclear threats, contraband, weapons and narcotics. Smiths employs around 23,000 people in more than 50 countries.