Rapiscan 620DV Multiview Advanced Baggage Scanner Reaches Milestone with Over 1000 Units Sold to Airports Worldwide
TORRANCE, Calif., Nov. 23, 2010
Company's 620DV Checkpoint Baggage Screening Technology Placed on TSA's Qualified Technology List for Meeting New Threat Detection Standards
TORRANCE, Calif., Nov. 23, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Rapiscan Systems, a leading supplier of security inspection systems, announced today that over 1000 of its 620DV advanced baggage scanning systems have been sold to airports worldwide, making it one of the world's most widely deployed multi view baggage solution for checkpoint security. As previously announced, TSA has placed the Rapiscan 620DV AT on TSA's Qualified Technology List (QTL) for next generation Advanced Technology X-ray, which is reserved for those technologies that meet TSA's most recent threat detection standards for the technology. The 620DV features new and improved software, making it the most sophisticated checkpoint baggage scanner in the world.
Because of its advanced software architecture, the 620DV scanner has the ability to adapt to the increasingly challenging requirements of an evolving security environment. In addition to meeting the TSA's toughest requirements for threat indicator capabilities, the 620DV baggage scanning solution is less expensive, smaller and more energy efficient than competing solutions. Thanks to the system's advanced threat detection software and high resolution dual view imaging, it is also ideal for non-aviation applications such as military checkpoints, customs inspection and protection of critical infrastructure. Specifically, the latest generation 620DV:
- Generates multiple views of items being scanned, which allows for more opportunity for operators to identify explosives and other potential threats, thereby expediting the screening process while improving airport security.
- Pinpoints the location of a potential threat so the item can be found immediately, without requiring an operator to physically search bags.
- Is able to indicate potential liquid explosive threats.
- Allows screeners to quickly divert potentially threatening items to a separate inspection area, so that passengers can continue through lines uninterrupted.
- Can be equipped with an automated bin return and diversion system which eliminates the need for operators to collect and organize bins
"Evidenced by international acceptance of the 620DV, and increasing interest in places such as Australia, Asia and Europe, the 620DV is a win-win for passengers and security screeners," said Rapiscan President Ajay Mehra. "We're setting the industry standard for quickly and efficiently indicating potential threats. Rapiscan has sold a thousand of these units and is poised to continue this growth as it continues trials and deployments globally."
About Rapiscan Systems
Rapiscan Systems, a division of OSI Systems, Inc. is a leading global supplier of security inspection solutions utilizing X-ray and gamma-ray imaging, and advanced threat identification techniques such as neutron and diffraction analysis. The company's products are sold into four market segments; Baggage and Parcel Inspection, Cargo and Vehicle Inspection, Hold Baggage Screening and People Screening. The company has an installed base globally of more than 70,000 security and inspection systems. The Rapiscan Systems product line is manufactured at four locations and supported by a global support service network. As the world's leading security screening provider, Rapiscan Systems provides state of the art products, solutions and services that meet our customers' most demanding threat detection needs --- while improving their operational efficiency.
For additional information about Rapiscan and its advanced scanning technologies please visit, www.rapiscansystems.com.
CONTACT: Anne Tyrrell, +1-202-207-3632, for Rapiscan Systems
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