BILLERICA, Mass., 4 Jan. 2008.American Science and Engineering Inc., maker of x-ray detection technology, has received $4.2 million in orders for multiple Z Backscatter Van (ZBV) x-ray screening systems from international clients.
AS&E's Z Backscatter Van is a low-cost, highly mobile screening system built into a commercially available delivery van. The ZBV allows for immediate deployment in response to security threats, and its high throughput capability facilitates rapid inspections. T
he system's "drive-by" capability allows one or two operators to conduct x-ray imaging while the ZBV drives past suspect vehicles and objects. For personnel safety in dangerous environments, a remote console is available for operating the system in stationary mode from a distance of up to 500 meters.