Smiths Detection can now upgrade previously installed checkpoint scanners to ECAC EDS CB standards using its approved EDS Cabin Baggage software packages, the company said.
Implementing the new standards delivers significant operational benefits including enhancing security, eliminating the random trace detector search, streamlining the passenger experience and improving staff productivity.
The new software packages can upgrade the HI-SCAN 6040aTiX and HI-SCAN 7555aTiX scanners to EDS CB C1 or C2 certified systems; and the HI-SCAN 6040-2is HR to EDS CB C1. This protects investment in existing equipment and makes compliance a simple and cost effective process with minimum disruption to operations.
Elimination of the random trace detector search on hand luggage is a key advantage and, subject to approval from the appropriate authority, the CB C2 option also screens electronic devices whilst inside bags. Overall, the result is a faster, simpler and more efficient screening process; and more accurate detection which helps operators expose threats previously difficult to identify.
Smiths Detection, part of Smiths Group, is a global leader in threat detection and screening technologies for military, air transportation, homeland security and emergency response markets.