The equipment will support Japan Airlines’ Smart Security program at Tokyo International Airport Domestic Terminal security checkpoints and installation is scheduled to be completed in August 2022.
Smiths Detection’s HI-SCAN 6040 CTiX is a computed tomography (CT) X-ray scanner producing high-resolution volumetric 3D images. It allows electronics and liquids to remain in bags, speeding up passenger screening and reducing touchpoints. In November 2021, Smiths Detection’s HI-SCAN 6040 CTiX was certified by the US Transportation Security Administration (TSA) under the Accessible Property Screening System (APSS) program to detection standard 6.2, Level 1, permitting the scanner to operate at an enhanced level with lower false alarm rates.
The iLane fully automated tray return system is designed to streamline the screening process and eliminate passenger bottlenecks.
The UV-C, an ultraviolet light tray disinfection kit, which is integrated into the iLane tray return system, eliminates up to 99.9% of microorganisms, including coronaviruses, helping to protect passengers and staff from tactile transmission of contagious diseases.
The Tokyo contract follows an order from South Korea’s Incheon International Airport, which has purchased ten HI-SCAN 6040 CTiX scanners through Smiths Detection’s local partner, Donggok Precision Co., Ltd. Following a successful trial period, the airport awarded the contract for the Hi-SCAN units as well as nine iLane systems. To accommodate specific local space requirements the units will be customized to allow for fire shutters to close through the lane in case of an emergency.
Smiths Detection will also provide Checkpoint.Evoplus to Incheon. This is a checkpoint and screening management tool to connect all X-ray units and operator workstations. The introduction of Checkpoint.Evoplus will allow Incheon Airport to conduct remote screening.
Smiths Detection will also deliver a comprehensive training program to Incheon that includes face-to-face trainings for supervisors and operators as well as computer based HI-SCAN 6040 CTiX training, to ensure relevant stakeholders are able to utilize the equipment and solutions to the optimal level.
Earlier this month, the company launched its latest automated detection algorithm; currency recognition software. iCMORE Currency has been designed to detect upwards of 100 banknotes in US Dollar, Euro and Saudi Riyal, rolled or stacked in hand luggage and daypacks.
According to the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime, the estimated amount of money laundered globally in one year is 2 – 5% of global GDP, or $800 billion – $2 trillion in current US dollars. Bulk currency is hard to distinguish from other organic objects on the X-ray image, for example a bar of soap, therefore it can be difficult for security operators to detect.
iCMORE Currency can be integrated into the HI-SCAN 6040aTiX, HI-SCAN 6046si, HI-SCAN 6040-2is, HI-SCAN 6040DV, HI-SCAN 7555si, and HI-SCAN 7555aTiX.
Read the Tokyo international contract announcement at Smiths Detection