Integrated station inspects carry-on luggage for security threats
Ideal for busy airports, iLane provides an automated security inspection process that links with an Advanced Threat Identification X-ray (aTiX) system. Combination detects presence of concealed explosives and suspicious liquids in carry-on luggage. Also automates inspection and handling of luggage at security checkpoints to reduce passengers’ waiting time and optimize checkpoint efficiency. The iLane system automatically diverts bags that require additional screening to a separate conveyor, thus ensuring uninterrupted flow of approved bags. Diverted luggage remains in eyesight of the owner, who can then move to the designated secondary screening area for further analysis of the carry-on’s contents. Motorized trays automatically transport empty bins to the start of the security lane, reducing time-consuming repeti-tive movements for operators. Modular components allow for individually designed configurations based on existing airport environment. HI-SCAN 6040aTiX is said to be the first system to allow explosives detection at security checkpoints. Using advanced X-ray sensors, aTiX captures multiple views of carry-on bags in a single sweep. Determines atomic number and density of objects to pinpoint explosives as well as suspicious liquids. Overall size is about 130 ins. long, 51.5 ins. wide and 55 ins. high. Screens luggage entering onboard tunnel (24.4 ins. wide by 16.5 ins. high) and displays findings on 17-in. color monitor. Includes powerful software algorithms that help operator pinpoint potentially harmful items, plus accepts upgrades to detect future threats. Also integrates with security networks for image distribution, archiving and system management. Smiths Detection Inc., Pine Brook, N.J.