POSTED: March 24th 2013
Narita International Airport getting high tech hold baggage screening
CHAD WISE / Sports Features Communications
March 24 – Japan’s Narita International Airport Corporation purchased 13 high-speed CTX 9800 DSI explosives detection systems for hold baggage screening, Morpho (Safran) announced today through Morpho Detection, Inc.
This will add one more layer of security to the Tokyo 2020 Olympic bid. Tokyo is bidding against Istanbul and Madrid to host the 2020 summer Games.
CTX 9800 is U.S. Transportation Security Administration-certified as high-speed, capable of screening more than 1,000 bags per hour. Narito International Airport’s baggage handling system will begin using all 13 units later this year, replacing legacy systems. Narito International Airport will bring the total number of Morpho CTX EDS units in service to 40 with the addition.
“Morpho is thrilled that Narita International Airport has recognised the operational capabalities of CTX 9800 by selecting it to protect travelers,” President and CEO of Morpho Detection, Inc. Brad Buswell said. “We are committed to helping airports of all sizes enhance the efficiency of their checked baggage screening programs. By reducing false alarms and time-intensive manual inspections of checked luggage, CTX 9800 is delivering on this commitment.”
The Clarity technology used in Morpho’s CTX 9800 allows it to screen checked luggage at higher speeds while delivering high-definition 3-D (HD3-D) imaging of each luggage bag. Morpho’s CT-based EDS systems, with 2,000 in service around the world, also allows for the enhancement of operational efficiencies by improving bag-screening time with fewer false alarms.
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