UK-based Kromek has received European Union (EU) certification to deploy its liquid scanner machines at airports across the continent.
Kromek’s Bottle Scanner has qualified as a Category B device, which has achieved Type 1 and Type 2 100% capability and been officially tested, verified and authorised by ECAC.
“It’s a significant milestone for Kromek as the approved listing is vindication that colour X-ray detection has been proven,” says CEO, Arnab Basu. “The next generation of X-ray technology has arrived, with a market ready machine that can detect liquid threats.”
The green light to deploy the machines comes ahead of the EU’s planned April 2011 lifting of the ban on bottles of duty-free drinks and perfumes bought at third country airports or onboard third country airlines providing that they are carried in tamper-proof bags and screened.
By April 2013, the ban will be lifted completely, allowing the carriage of liquids on flights across Europe.