Smiths Detection, part of the global technology business Smiths Group, announced the largest deployment of its Advanced Threat Identification X-rays (aTiX) systems in the United States.
TSA has installed 28 Smiths Detection aTiX units at Denver International, the second airport to complete a full changeover to the systems.
Following a successful field trial at Albuquerque International Sunport, TSA recently replaced all eight security checkpoint lanes with aTiX units.
Additionally, TSA deployed four aTiX units as part of the Checkpoint Evolution prototype at Baltimore/Washington International Airport which also included Smith Detection s advanced automated security inspection process iLane.
Unlike conventional X-ray systems, Smiths said aTiX captures multiple views of carry-on bags in a single sweep. The system also includes software algorithms that help the operator detect potentially harmful items. The software can easily be upgraded to meet any future threat needs, the company said.