Smiths Detection’s X-ray screening systems were used to help secure last weekend’s NFL Super Bowl at Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas

Commonly used by customs and border operations to identify concealed contraband or threats, the three Smiths Detection HCVM cargo screening systems owned by US Customs and Border Protection, supplied from the Port of Long Beach, screened all incoming goods during the week prior to the event to ensure that no threats found their way into the stadium.

The HVCM is a high-energy X-ray system that is capable of screening through up to 12.6in (320mm) of steel to reveal the contents of shipping containers or large vehicles. It is a mobile unit.

Matthias Springer, vice president of sales at Smiths Detection, said: “We were honoured to have had our high-energy X-ray screening equipment used as part of the NFL’s high-level security operation to protect players, performers, spectators, and staff at this year’s Super Bowl.

“With tens of thousands in attendance and hundreds of millions more watching on television and online, the importance of security is paramount and we’re incredibly pleased to have been part of this successful event.”

The HVCM is a high-energy X-ray system
The HVCM is a high-energy X-ray system Smiths Detection