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Eqo People Screening system


From the many notable contracts awarded to Smiths Detection recently, here are just two examples.

The largest single order for our advanced HI-SCAN 10080 XCT hold baggage scanners is destined for Frankfurt Airport; plus Narita Airport to install 13 eqo millimetre-wave people screening portals to comply with international standards.

State-of-the-art technology for Narita Airport

Narita has chosen to install 13 of Smiths Detection’s eqo portals following a national directive from the Japan Civil Aviation Bureau (JCAB) to upgrade checkpoint security to comply with the latest international standards. This innovative people screening and search solution will help enhance security, productivity and passenger experience.

Using unique, flat-panel millimetre-wave technology, eqo offers state-of-the-art detection. It allows checkpoints to evolve from mechanical screening to electronically steered technology, offering better image quality and system reliability. As a result, this reliable and easily serviceable system helps to reduce the burden of security screening in airports.  Due to its small footprint, eqo can be easily integrated into existing checkpoints without requiring major alterations to standard layouts and operations.

The new equipment is already installed and operating at Narita Airport.

Biggest ever single order!

We have won the largest single order to date for our advanced HI-SCAN 10080 XCT hold baggage scanners, along with an associated eight-year service agreement. The contract covers 35 of these next-generation scanners which offer flexible, sophisticated capabilities and will support the upgrade to ECAC Standard 3 explosives detection systems at Frankfurt Airport. The HI-SCAN 10080 XCT scanner combines high-resolution X-ray technology, medical-quality computed tomography (CT) and advanced detection algorithms to deliver exceptional levels of security. It supports a high throughput of up to 1,800 bags per hour, can accommodate items measuring up to 1,000 x 800 mm, and operates with a low false alarm rate to deliver a highly efficient screening process. It can easily be upgraded to meet future requirements to identify evolving threats, such as homemade explosives.

Delivery will take place on a rolling basis between 2018 and 2021.  The scanners will be used in Terminals 1 and 2 and operated by the German Federal Police.

HS 10080 XCT

Anthony Leather
Anthony Leather
As a Principal Consultant, Anthony leads the EMEA security team in the Aerospace, Defence and Security practice at Frost and Sullivan. He has provided consulting support, thought leadership and strategic direction to a range of global security and defence companies. His core focus has been on safe cities, public safety and critical infrastructure protection markets including evolving physical and cyber threats and new technologies.