TSA Plans Expansion of Airport 3D Luggage Scanning Programme
Security officer operating 3-D ConneCT luggage scanner.
THE Transportation Security Administration will expand a pilot program for 3-D luggage screening with the purchase of an additional 200 ANALOGIC ConneCT scanners, a move which suggests the technology is proving effective.
3-D luggage scanning uses computed tomography X-rays which examine luggage from multiple angles using hundreds of images that can be rotated 360 degrees.
The technology is more discerning, which means liquid and electronics could be scanned inside bags to make queues at airport security checkpoints more efficient.
“I’ve watched them in operation,” TSA Administrator David Pekoske told the Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee recently. “They are a significant enhancement in security effectiveness.”
The scanners are being used at John F. Kennedy airport in New York City, Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport and Boston’s Logan International Airport, and will soon begin working at Los Angeles, Chicago and Washington, D.C. With the planned purchase, 10 per cent of airport security checkpoints in the U. S. will deploy 3-D scanning.
ANALOGIC ConneCT Checkpoint modular security system is designed to improve security, passenger throughput, and airport productivity.
* ConneCT technology allows passengers to keep electronics and liquids in their bags
* Streamlined footprint and comparable floor load make it easily installed in the existing checkpoint space
* Integrates seamlessly with leading “Smart Lane” systems and remote screening solutions
* Designed to meet the highest EU and TSA standards.