Smiths Detection plans to work with Neural Guard, a provider of artificial intelligence-based automatic detection algorithms, to integrate its threat recognition software into its scanning equipment. 

The screening technology company will integrate the software into the HI-SCAN 6040 2-is X-ray scanner using the common API (Application Programming Interface) developed by EOS (the European Organisation for Security). 

The HI-SCAN 6040 2-is is used in airports around the world. Threat detection software such as Smiths Detection’s iCMORE weapons or Neural Guard’s EyeFox can help speed up the screening process by automatically alerting operators to knives, guns, bullets and other banned items.

Cymoril Metivier, global director digital at Smiths Detection, said: “Automatic threat detection algorithms will transform security screening by making it more accurate and more efficient. Open architecture is an enabler of this by linking together existing infrastructure with software, sensors and algorithms from a choice of suppliers into one integrated system.”

Moshe Cohen, chairman of Neural Guard, added: “We’re delighted to be working with Smiths Detection as they advance the progress of open architecture into the security screening environment. By working together, we’re able to provide their customers with great choice as they seek to upgrade their systems.”

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