New York-based L3 Technologies has opened an advanced Passenger Screening Experience Center near Ronald Reagan National Airport in Arlington, Virginia.
The 6,000ft² (557m²) space provides an environment where security professionals and airport operators can test screening systems and trial new concepts in operational efficiency.
It features L3’s innovative technology and automation solutions for aviation and critical infrastructure checkpoints. Solutions include L3’s ProVision 2 body scanner, ClearScan checkpoint computed tomography (CT) cabin baggage scanner, Mach-SmartLane automated tray return system, B220 HT explosives trace detector, ACX 6.4-MV x-ray baggage scanner and Mach-SEMS, L3’s security efficiency management software integrated monitoring system.
ClearScan’s enhanced CT detection capabilities enable passengers to keep certain electronics and liquids in their bags. At the new center, ClearScan is integrated with L3’s Mach-SmartLane automated diverter lane, which automatically routes suspect bags to a search area, expediting cleared bags on their way to the pick-up point.
“This innovative center was designed to showcase our integrated checkpoint screening technologies and serve as an interactive venue to share ideas with our government and private security partners,” said Todd W Gautier, L3’s senior vice president and president of its Electronic Systems segment.
“Through collaborative demonstrations, our customers can see how our comprehensive screening solutions improve safety and operational efficiency while enhancing the passenger experience at a compelling cost of purchase and product sustainment.”