Smiths Detection, a global leader in providing government regulated systems to detect CBRNE threats will showcase its next generation detection and security solutions at the Airport Show 2015 in Dubai.
In line with fast growing passenger numbers at airports in the UAE,coupled with the intent of airport operators to offer unmatched passenger experience, Smiths Detection will showcase its latest Checkpoint.Evo solution that can significantly enhance efficiencies at airports in the Middle East while also offering a fast and hassle free security experience.
“The UAE and some other key countries in the Middle East, including Qatar and Saudi Arabia are now being recognized as major global travel hubs,with millions of passengers travelling through these airports every year. Countries in the GCC are expected to receive over 400 million passengers annually by 2020.”, said Paul Baker, Managing Director – Middle East, Smiths Detection.
“Airport operators across the region are now looking for smart security solutions that not only detect modern day CBRNE threats, but can also make the screening process fast, hassle free and seamless.Owing to our three decade long presence in the region and our global technological expertise, we understand these niche requirements and are hence showcasing our latest solutions that have been developed specifically to address these challenges.”
Besides Checkpoint.Evo, Smiths Detection will also showcase the IONSCAN 600, a next-generation, portable desktop system, used to detect and identify trace amounts of explosives. Equipped with a proprietary non-radioactive Ion Mobility Spectrometry (IMS) source, the IONSCAN 600 eliminates the need for special licensing, handling or disposal requirements, making it ideal to meet the growing security demands of the regions’ aviation and infrastructure sector.
Weighing just 23 pounds (10.4 kilograms), the IONSCAN 600 features a built-in handle that provides easy portability. With an analysis time of less than 8 seconds, IONSCAN 600 provides accurate trace explosives detection making it an ideal checkpoint solution for busy airports.
Furthermore, Smiths Detection will also showcase HazMatID 360, a handheld solid and liquid chemical identifier that performs an analysis in 1 minute or less, and the SABRE 5000which is programmed to detect and identify over 40 threat substances in approximately 20 seconds..