Belfast Airport uses Vivid explosives detection

Officials at the Belfast International Airport in Belfast, Ireland, needed an explosives-detection system for baggage that that they could quickly install. So they chose the VIS-M automated explosives detection system from Vivid Technologies in Woburn, Mass.

Jul 1st, 1998

Officials at the Belfast International Airport in Belfast, Ireland, needed an explosives-detection system for baggage that that they could quickly install. So they chose the VIS-M automated explosives detection system from Vivid Technologies in Woburn, Mass.

"We reviewed all of the explosives-detection options available today. Based on the performance of the Vivid system, and the company`s experience integrating explosives detection systems into existing baggage handling lines, we felt Vivid was the best solution to meet our screening needs," says Willie Lutton, general manager of facilities at Belfast International Airport.

The Belfast project is "evidence of Vivid`s ability to offer screening solutions that can be quickly integrated into existing baggage-handling systems," says Jim Aldo, vice president of marketing and sales at Vivid.

Experts at Vivid Technologies develop and build automated systems that detect plastic and other explosives in checked baggage, hand baggage, and parcels.

Vivid`s Integrated explosives-detection systems are part of the airport baggage- handling system. They use X-ray images to detect and pinpoint explosives. The Vivid system is capable of automatically inspecting as many as 1,500 bags per hour without an operator.

Vivid`s systems are at 32 airports in 16 countries including London`s Heathrow and Gatwick airports, Paris`s Charles de Gaulle and Orly Airports, and New York`s John F. Kennedy International Airport. - J.M.

For more information on Vivid Technologies contact Dean Ridlon by phone at 781-938-7800, by fax at 781-939-3996, by mail at Vivid Technologies Inc., 10E Commerce Way, Woburn, Mass., 01801, by e-mail at dridlon@vividusa.com, or on the World Wide Web at http:// www.vividusa.com.

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