Dallas pilots screening tech

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Dallas Fort Worth International Airport (DFW) has teamed up with the TSA to pilot a new way of screening personnel through employee portals. The method is using innovative technology that detects any type of hidden object.

The new Thruvision technology, coupled with an x-ray machine, will reduce the need for physical inspection of items and enable employees to be processed quickly and discreetly.

The pilot is a result of a partnership between DFW and TSA’s Innovation Task Force team, designed to strengthen airport security and improve the operational efficiency and experience of the screening process.

“We are very pleased to be working with TSA’s Innovation Task Force and our operations team to explore new and innovative technologies that help us deliver on enhanced safety and security for our airport employees and for our passengers overall,” said DFW’s executive vice president for Innovation, Paul Puopolo.

“This technology demonstration project is just part of our commitment to implement enterprise risk-management best practices that take advantage of new and emerging technologies serving the aviation industry,” added Chad Makovsky, DFW’s executive vice president for operations. “As an Innovation Task Force airport, our active partnership with the TSA continues to inspire new ways of enhancing security effectiveness while providing a more seamless experience for our customers and stakeholders.”

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