PINE BROOK, N.J., 7 May 2008. Smiths Detection, part of the global technology business Smiths Group, announced the first deployment of its Advanced Technology (AT) x-ray systems in the United States.
Working closely with the Transportation Security Administration (TSA), Smiths Detection has installed eight of its Advanced Threat Identification x-rays (aTiX) machines at Albuquerque's international airport. The system was initially field-tested by the TSA alongside several competing systems in the Airport, which is known locally as the Sunport.
aTiX captures multiple views of carry-on bags in a single sweep in the normal throughput time. Additionally, the system includes powerful software algorithms which help the operator detect potentially harmful items. This software can be easily upgraded to meet any future threat needs.