Rapiscan launches its most advanced metal detection system yet

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Rapiscan Systems the global supplier of security checkpoint and inspection technologies is launching its most advanced metal detection system to date – the Orion Metor 900M.

Suitable for both indoor and outdoor use the Metor 900M is weatherproof with IP65 protection. Suitable for passenger screening at airports and other mass transit facilities, as well as for visitor screening at stadiums and critical infrastructure protection, it is designed to detect ferrous and non-ferrous metals such as handguns, knives and other security threats.

“The 900M combines a new performance level with the latest operational capabilities, demonstrating our continued commitment to developing the most advanced, state-of-the-art technology we can, in order to keep people and places safe from security threats,” said Mal Maginnis, President, Rapiscan Systems.

One of the key features of the 900M is its ability to offer enhanced screening capabilities, while allowing operators to maintain high throughput rates. by interpreting the electromagnetic characteristics and the shape of detected metals, the screening solution is capable of detecting threats and reducing false alarms or innocuous objects. Multi-zone displays enable operators to quickly and easily identify the location of the potential threat.

According to Rapiscan they have already had interest from several airports in the 900M.

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Hamad International Airport deploys Smiths Detection latest checkpoint screening technoloty

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Hamad International Airport (HIA) in Qatar is first in the region to deploy Smiths Detection’s HI-SCAN 6040 CTiX. The latest checkpoint screening technology offers advanced screening of carry-on baggage at security checkpoints using Computed Tomography (CT) X-ray. The technology enables airport operators to deliver the highest levels of security internationally and optimises checkpoint performance by expediting the screening processes helping improve the overall passenger experience.

Critically this investment in screening technology will enable passengers to keep electronic devices and liquids in their hand baggage when going through the security checkpoint procedure.

“At HIA, we are always championing the adoption of cutting-edge technologies to ensure operational excellence and deliver a seamless passenger experience,” said Saeed Yousef Al-Sulaiti, VP Security at HIA. “Smiths Detection has a reputation for providing market leading solutions with world-renowned standards for quality. We are proud to be the first airport in the region to introduce the latest CT screening technology available in the industry. HIA is committed to remaining at the forefront of technological advancements to continuously enhance the passenger experience while improving operational efficiency.”

To help safeguard the health and wellbeing of passengers and staff  the new systems will be partnered with fully automated tray return systems integrated with automated UV-C emitting modules that will automatically disinfect the trays before passengers handle them to further safeguard the health and safety of all HIA passengers.

New passenger screening technology has also been selected to replace the previous equipment, with HIA introducing Rohde & Schwarz Millimeter-wave body scanners and CEIA shoe scanners, reducing the need for pat-down search and shoe removal.

The new screening systems are in line with HIA’s mission to optimise various airport operations with smart solutions to cope with the disruptions caused by COVID-19 and are at the heart of the airport’s digital transformation.