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Smiths Advances in China and with Australian Airports

Smiths has announced that it has partnered with Chengdu Shuangliu International Airport to trial its smart security checkpoint for the first time in China. Central to the trial is the HI-SCAN 6040p-2is dual view X-ray inspection unit for carry-on luggage and the iLane.evo automated tray handling system. The HI-SCAN 6040p-2is is certified by the Civil Aviation Administration of China and generates reliable and high-quality X-ray scanned images of personal belongings and cabin baggage, while the iLane.evo automatically detects and re-routes suspicious items removing bottlenecks of passenger flow. The trial will continue until March 2020.

Smiths also announced that it is working with Sydney Airport in a trial to boost hold-baggage security at Terminal 1 with the HI-SCAN 10080 XCT, following a successful trial of the CT-based HI-SCAN 6040 CTiX for carry-on bag screening.

Melbourne Airport, in partnership with Smiths, announced that it has gone ‘live’ with Smiths checkpoint screening technology in Terminal 4 after a successful trial that that ran in 2018. The domestic terminal currently features four new security lanes made up of HI-SCAN 6040 CTiX, automated tray return system, iLane.evo, and screening management platform, Checkpoint.Evoplus, all designed to improve speed and security of the checkpoint screening process. Two additional units in T4 and another seven in T2, are expected to be completed over the next two months.

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