Smiths Detection’s HI-SCAN 6040 CTiX, a computed tomography (CT) checkpoint scanner, has passed laboratory inspection, earning a TSL Advanced Technology (AT-2) Tier II certification from the US Transportation Security Administration (TSA).
The CTiX is the company’s latest innovation and has been designed to enhance the efficiency of airport screening and the passenger experience at the checkpoint. The CTiX examines baggage contents from every angle, generating precise 3D images that eliminate the need to remove electronic devices and liquids from carry-on baggage, although the TSA is still determining checkpoint procedures.
Cameron Ritchie, vice president, technology and product development, said, “Airports and airlines throughout the world rely on Smiths Detection’s experience and expertise in delivering reliable detection equipment and technology. This CTiX certification demonstrates our commitment to developing security screening technology. The CTiX represents the future of checkpoint security, and we are moving toward completing the TSA certification process so that it can be chosen by airports and partners in the Americas and throughout the world.”
The CTiX is a key component of Smiths Detection’s advanced integrated screening solutions, which includes the iLane, an automated checkpoint lane that automatically separates suspicious belongings.