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Smiths Detection wins biggest ever single order for next-generation hold baggage scanner for Frankfurt Airport Print E-mail
Friday, 22 September 2017 18:37
Smiths Detection has won its largest single order ever for its advanced HI-SCAN 10080 XCT hold baggage scanners, with an associated eight-year service agreement. The contract covers 35 of our HI-SCAN 10080 XCT next-generation scanners to support the upgrade to the ECAC Standard 3 explosives detection systems. The solution will deliver increased security and operational efficiency, and can easily be upgraded to meet future requirements to identify evolving threats, such as homemade explosives.
Frankfurt is Europe’s second busiest airport in terms of cargo and fourth in terms of passenger numbers, with over 60 million in 2016, making a high-speed, high volume hold baggage system critical to screening efficiency.
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.
Delivery will take place on a rolling basis between 2018 and 2021 with the order also including an eight year service agreement.The scanners will be used in Terminals 1 and 2 and will be operated by the German Federal Police.
“This contract represents our largest single order to date for ECAC Standard 3-compliant hold baggage scanners,” commented Tony Tielen, VP of EMEA for Smiths Detection. “Frankfurt was one of the very first airports we supplied with security equipment over fifty years ago, and we’re delighted to have the opportunity to continue protecting Germany’s busiest airport.”
 

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