Melbourne Airport signed agreement to trial Smiths Detection’s CT based checkpoint scanner system


11 December 2018

Melbourne Airport (MEL), VIC, in Australia has signed an agreement to trial Smiths Detection’s computed tomography (CT) based checkpoint scanner system. Known as HI-SCAN 6040 CTiX, Smiths Detection’s latest screening systems can produce a 3D image of items inside a travellers’ baggage, unlike standard solutions currently in use. As well as improving traveller throughput and reducing overall costs for airport, the new baggage screening system also eliminates the needs to separately screen liquids and gels, as well as laptops and other electronic items. Melbourne Airport’s aviation chief, Simon Gandy, said: “Thanks to the pilot programme, we are able to better understand how in the future passengers can pass through security screening without having to divest their items, which simplifies the start of the traveller journey right from the outset.” The airport is also piloting Smiths Detection’s iLane.evo, an automatic tray handling system; and Checkpoint.evo Plus Checkpoint Management Software, which combines all components together to provide a single, integrated solution to better assist security staff.

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