Smiths Detection Debuts Dual-View X-Ray Technology

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Smiths Detection, along with American Guard Services, debuted the first dual-view X-ray system to be used for passenger baggage, starting with an installation at PortMiami.

The HI-SCAN 6040-2is dual-view X-ray inspection system which will be used to screen the belongings of passengers embarking on Carnival Cruise Line trips departing from Terminals D & E at Port Miami, according to a statement.

Advanced dual-view X-ray captures both horizontal and vertical angle images, the company said.

This equips operators with two different, high-resolution images to enhance the screening process while reducing the need to re-scan items. The dual-view is expected to enhance passenger’s experience overall by improving throughput, thereby helping to expedite security checkpoints. The system also features automatic explosives detection capability.

“American Guard Services and Carnival Cruise Line proactively worked with SDI to integrate best-in-class technology into their screening protocol. Through this collaboration we are confident that they have deployed the needed solutions to help them, enhancethe safety and security of passengers, crews, ships, and ports,” said Dan Gelston, President of SDI.

Sherine Assal, President at American Guard Services, commented: “American Guard Services is committed to responding to the needs of our customers and cruise guests. We are excited to have had the opportunity to collaborate with Carnival Cruise Lines to further enhance security standards within the Cruise Industry. Implementing the HI-SCAN 6040-2is into our security screening protocol will ensure reliable and efficient processing for our cruise line partners and their guests. We look forward to furthering our commitment with all our valued cruise line partners.

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