Smiths Detection has achieved the 1,000th sale of its HI-SCAN 6040 CTiX computed tomography (CT) X-ray scanner.

The HI-SCAN 6040 CTiX produces high-resolution volumetric 3D images for baggage assessment and automatic explosive detection. 

This provides an advanced security screening process that allows passengers to leave electronic devices and liquids in their hand luggage.

Already in use in airports around the world, the HI-SCAN 6040 CTiX has been shown to reduce time spent at security by up to 50%, the company said, with 90% of passengers at Milan Linate Airport passing through security in fewer than five minutes. 

Philo Daniel, global director of aviation and urban security, said: “This is a significant achievement for us at Smiths Detection and is reflective of the remarkable system that the team have produced. 

"Not only does the HI-SCAN 6040 CTiX generate the highest quality images, but it also helps make faster decisions and has the quickest belt speed on the market – all of which contributes to getting passengers through security faster, while helping to make the world a safer place.”

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