Smiths Detection x-ray system receives EDS certification

Smiths Detection´s cabin baggage x-ray system, the HI-SCAN 6040aTiX, has been awarded the new European Explosive Detection Systems (EDS) certification EDS CB C1 for its automated explosives detection capability, the company said.

Use of the advanced checkpoint screening solution will enable airports to dispense with random searches using additional explosive trace detectors or dogs, significantly enhance airport security, as well as speed up the inspection process and boosted throughput.

Additional benefits for airports include cost savings for administration and maintenance, as there is no need to use threat image projection to review operator performance. The system helps maintain high levels of operator performance as the complexity of X-ray images remain consistently the same, helping facilitate threat detection.

Smiths Detection is part of Smiths Group, a global technology company that delivers products and services for the threat and contraband detection, medical devices, energy, and communications markets worldwide. The company employs more than 22,000 people in over 50 countries.