Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 10 May 2014 - In line with its commitment to continuously invest in introducing its latest security system innovations in the Middle East, Smiths Detection, a global leader in the provision of Government regulated systems to detect and identify CBRNE materials, will showcase its next generation security solutions at the Airport Show 2014.
Keeping in view the growing significance of the UAE and wider Middle East region as an aviation, tourism, sporting and business hub, Smiths Detection will present solutions that are equipped to address the emerging security challenges for this region. These include the IONSCAN 500DT that is capable of detecting and identifying explosives and narcotics within a single analysis and the HI-SCAN 10080 XCT, a next generation high-speed checked baggage explosives detection system.
With a belt speed of 0.5m/sec (98.5ft/min) and a large 1070 x 810mm (42.1 x 31.9in) rectangular tunnel, the HI-SCAN 10080 XCT provides the most economical solution for airport checked baggage screening requirements. This combination of belt speed and tunnel size will provide baggage handling systems the capability to process a throughput of up to 1800 bags/hour with object sizes of up to 1000 x 800 mm (39.4 x 31.5in).
"The Middle East is a priority region for Smiths Detection and for the past three decades, we have supported the development of this regions' airport security infrastructure with our latest innovations. The UAE and key countries in the Middle East are witnessing exponential economic growth and infrastructure development that needs to be safeguarded against modern day threats and security challenges. Our objective of participation at the Airport Show is to set the agenda to discuss the security challenges of the future and steps and measures that can be taken to mitigate them," said Edward Christie, Managing Director - Smiths Detection Middle East.
In another forum in the co-located Global Airport Leaders Forum (GALF), Malte Pruss, Director of Products, Conventional X-Ray, will share a presentation titled: "Automatic Detection Liquids". The presentation will focus on methodologies used for detection of liquids at airport check points.
Detection of nuclear threats will also be a key focus for Smiths Detection at the Airport Show and visitors to the event will have a chance to witness the RadSeeker, which is a handheld, rugged and highly accurate radioscope detector and identifier that was specifically designed to meet the U.S Departments of Homeland Security mission requirements. Furthermore, the Multi-Mode threat detector, another hand held innovation that is capable of identifying explosives, narcotics, toxic industrial chemicals and chemical warfare agents in one system will also be showcased by Smiths Detection at the event.
About Smiths Detection
Smiths Detection offers advanced security solutions in civil and military markets worldwide, developing and manufacturing government-regulated technology products that help detect and identify explosives, chemical and biological agents, radiological and nuclear threats, weapons, narcotics and contraband. It is part of Smiths Group, a global leader in applying integrated, advanced technologies to markets in threat and contraband detection, energy, medical devices, communications and engineered components. Smiths Group employs around 23,000 people in more than 50 countries.
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