Smiths Detection2011-05-25 08:34:38

Smiths Detection Wins German Contract for Mobile Cargo Scanners

25 May 2011 - Smiths Detection today announces an order from the German Federal Ministry of Finance (BMF) to provide advanced high-energy X-ray systems for mobile Customs checkpoints to be delivered by the end of 2011.

The contract comprises three HCVM 3 series systems to inspect trucks, containers and other vehicles for contraband, weapons, explosives and narcotics. They will be deployed at various locations throughout Germany.

Cherif Rizkalla, Chief Commercial Officer of Smiths Detection, said: "This contract underlines the quality of our new generation of mobile high-energy X-ray solutions. The advanced HCVM detection systems produce best-in-class imaging resolution, critical in the rapid identification of potentially life threatening or illegal shipments. The latest HCVM 3 series represents Smiths Detection's continuing investment in research and development to offer our customers the finest technological solutions."

The HCVM 3 series improves threat identification through its viZualâ„¢ technology which uses colour-coded material discrimination to distinguish between organic and inorganic substances. Operational in less than 15 minutes with a throughput of up to 150 containers or vehicles per hour, the system offers flexible scanning heights for different vehicle or load dimensions and adjustable scanning angles with a variety of scanning modes.

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