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Smiths Detection Launches HI-SCAN 6040C X-ray Scanners for Public Buildings

September 29, 2015  | 

Photo: Smiths Detection
Photo: Smiths Detection

Smiths Detection today launches HI-SCAN 6040C, a compact checkpoint scanner designed specifically to screen hand-carried items in the entrance areas of public buildings.

HI-SCAN 6040C meets all requirements for the screening of bags, packages and other objects for prohibited or dangerous items in buildings such as correctional facilities, courthouses, embassies, banks and hotels. With its contemporary design and small footprint, the HI-SCAN 6040C fits easily into any entrance area. Its electronics and software can be easily upgraded to meet future security requirements and scan for new or specific threats efficiently.

The high quality of the X-ray images makes detection of potential threats simple and minimizes errors. Intelligent image display functions support the operator by distinguishing between organic and inorganic materials on the screen. This is particularly important for the rapid detection of explosives, weapons, drugs, food or money.

Functions to check operational status during start-up and operation, give regular information on the overall condition of the unit and make it easy to use. Diagnostic systems provide operators and technicians with specific information for troubleshooting and help reduce downtime.

HI-SCAN 6040C can be included in a complete security checkpoint by adding other detection technologies from Smiths Detection such as people-screening systems or trace detectors for explosives or narcotics.

Shan Hood, Vice President Product & Technology of Smiths Detection, said, "Security incidents in public buildings around the world demonstrate how vulnerable our society can be. Our new HI-SCAN 6040C X-ray inspection system is tailored to the security needs of buildings where large numbers of people come and go every day. The upgraded electronics and software ensure that it is prepared for both current and future security requirements. "

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About Smiths Detection

Smiths Detection offers advanced security solutions in civil and military markets worldwide, developing and manufacturing government-regulated technology products that help detect and identify explosives, chemical and biological agents, radiological and nuclear threats, weapons, narcotics and contraband. It is part of Smiths Group, a global leader in applying integrated, advanced technologies to markets in threat and contraband detection, energy, medical devices, communications and engineered components. Smiths Group employs around 23,000 people in more than 50 countries.

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