From the Wires
Smiths Detection launches specialist X-ray scanner for cars
By: Business Wire
Nov. 26, 2012 04:00 AM
Smiths Detection today launches a low-energy X-ray scanner to meet increasing market demand for a system best suited to detecting explosives, drugs, stowaways and contraband hidden in cars, light motor vehicles and mini buses.
The CIP-300 uses a 300 kV X-ray source – lower exposure than that of a large cargo scanner – allowing drivers and passengers to remain seated in their vehicles. Where local regulations prohibit this “drive-through” configuration, an optional conveying system allows the inspection of the unmanned vehicle.
Mal Maginnis, President of Smiths Detection, said: “This next-generation, low-energy scanner is outstanding in combining high quality, reliability, ease to operate and versatility. It clearly fills an important gap in customer requirements”
The CIP-300 can typically be deployed wherever the need for increased security is required and the deployment of high-energy equipment is not suitable or possible. The combination of a compact footprint and simple configuration offers an affordable and adaptable system that can be applied to a wide range of operational areas. These include border control points, airport entries, critical infrastructure, military facilities and ports & borders.
Using Smiths Detection’s expertise in advanced imaging technology, the CIP-300 features advanced image representation, including material discrimination and a variety of evaluation functions. This provides the best possible overview of the vehicle and its contents and a detailed image of the vehicle chassis increases its ability to detect illegal materials.
Smiths Detection offers advanced security solutions in civil and military markets worldwide, developing and manufacturing government-regulated technology products that help detect and identify explosives, chemical and biological agents, radiological and nuclear threats, weapons, narcotics and contraband. It is part of Smiths Group, a global leader in applying integrated, advanced technologies to markets in threat and contraband detection, energy, medical devices, communications and engineered components. Smiths Group employs around 23,000 people in more than 50 countries.
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