Airport security specialist Smiths Detection is to collaborate with the Netherlands’ GRASP Innovations, a solutions provider for aviation security optimisation.

The collaboration is part of Smiths Detection’s Ada Initiative that seeks to enable hardware, software and algorithms from different product suppliers to be plugged together using open architecture. It will see the integration of GRASP’s sensor technology into Smiths Detection’s security checkpoints.

GRASP Innovations uses strategically placed sensors to provide data on passenger flows that allow better resource allocation and, when used alongside Smiths Detection’s security screening equipment, will result in an improved passenger experience and greater operational efficiency.

Smiths Detection and GRASP Innovations will leverage both companies’ capabilities to integrate GRASP’s solution into Smiths Detection’s end-to-end security checkpoint solutions. They will jointly pursue opportunities within the industry and interact with existing customers to prove the potential added value of this partnership.

Robert Schuur, CEO, GRASP Innovations said: “We are thrilled to announce this collaboration. Smiths Detection is one of the greats in our industry, in terms of technology, install base and with experienced leadership. As we’re focused on successfully scaling our business, this initiative comes at the right time for us, to provide Smiths Detection with a unique and powerful solution.”

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