Smiths Detection’s advanced aTiX scanners have been given official EU approval for liquid threat detection at airport security checkpoints.
Compliance with the EU’s Liquid Explosive Detection Systems (LEDS) Standard 2 Type C means the X-ray systems can be used to scan multiple liquid, aerosol or gel (LAG) containers simultaneously in trays at carry-on baggage checks with no need for the containers to be opened.
The current ban on taking standard bottles of liquid through airport checkpoints is due to be eased in the EU for transit passengers from April 2011.
Stephen Phipson, president of Smiths Detection, says: “This important EU approval is another milestone for Smiths Detection. Our aTiX systems offer the advantage of having one solution for multi-purpose and multi-threat security, greatly improving the efficiency of checkpoint operations.”