Smiths Detection introduces next generation of X-ray scanners for public buildings

September 30, 2015

Smiths Detection unveiled today a compact checkpoint scanner that was built specifically to examine hand-carried items brought into public buildings.

The England-based company says the HI-SCAN 6040C meets the requirements for scanning bags, packages and other small items to ensure none of them conceal prohibited items. The scanner’s compact size enables it to check packages up to 24 inches in width and 16 inches tall. Company officials also said the machine can be used at entrances without taking up too much space.

The imaging technology, which Smiths has honed over its 40 years of experience in the market, will allow security personnel to see items either in black-and-white or color and also help them identify both organic and inorganic materials. That will make it easier to detect items like explosives, food, money, narcotics or weapons, the company said in a press release. Each machine will be able to store up to 20,000 images, with options available to expand the memory to hold 500,000.

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