Smiths Detection’s HI-SCAN 6040 CTiX passenger checkpoint CT screening system has received US Department of Homeland Security designation.

The HI-SCAN 6040 CTiX has been recognised as a terrorism deterring technology under the Support Anti-Terrorism by Fostering Effective Technologies (SAFETY) Act, the company said today.

Under the Act, the HI-SCAN 6040 CTiX is described as a technology “aimed at preventing, detecting, identifying, or deterring acts of terrorism, or limiting the harm that such acts might otherwise cause.”

In addition to the SAFETY Act Designation, the HI-SCAN 6040 CTiX features on the Transport Security Administration’s (TSA) Checkpoint Property Screening System Qualified Products list for base, medium and large configurations and the TSA’s Acceptable Capability List.

The HI-SCAN 6040 CTiX uses CT (computed tomography) imaging and advanced digital technology to produce 3D X-rays of the contents of cabin baggage. The scanner allows electronics and liquids to remain in bags, increasing passenger throughput and enhancing the overall passenger experience.

“This is a significant milestone for Smiths Detection and the HI-SCAN 6040 CTiX, and speaks to the calibre of our technology, the people behind it and our mission to make the world a safer place,” said company president Inder Reddy.

“This is already one of the most widely deployed CT passenger checkpoints in the world, and with this designation we can give further confidence to our customers in the US and around the globe on the quality of this equipment.”

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