Rome/Fiumicino will boost its security and operational efficiency with Smiths Detection’s installation of 30 HI-SCAN 6040 CTiX carry-on baggage screening systems.

Introduction of the HI-SCAN 6040 CTiX – a computed tomography (CT) X-ray scanner – will provide faster passenger screening and reduce the number of touchpoints. This is achieved thanks to high-resolution volumetric 3D images, which enable a deeper baggage assessment and low false-alarm rates, while allowing liquids and electronics to remain inside bags.

Marco Stramaccioni, chief executive officer of ADR Security for Leonardo da Vinci Rome International Airport, added: “Aeroporti di Roma looks forward to being a frontrunner for passenger experience and security at Fiumicino. As passenger numbers increase, we will be well placed to efficiently screen passengers, reducing the burden on our operators. By harnessing the power of CT technology, we have futureproofed our security checkpoints.”

According to Smiths Detection, the HI-SCAN 6040 CTiX can be equipped with iCMORE, its object recognition software, which uses advanced algorithms by automating the detection process for prohibited items.

Smiths Detection has already supplied Fiumicino with 45 of its IONSCAN 600 trace detectors – a highly sensitive, non-radioactive, lightweight portable desktop system. In combination with the new CT X-ray scanners, these will help further improve security and operational efficiency.