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Singapore, Singapore, 2010/06/15 - IPS AGSE Pte Ltd has successfully completed the installation of two Computed Tomography, dual energy X-ray systems for scanning of passenger hand luggage for VIP flights at a leading airport in South East Asia.
The CT-80 systems, manufactured by Reveal Imaging Technologies, Inc, are TSA certified in the United States. These next-generation systems are based on proven CT technology. Dual Energy CT uniquely measures both density and atomic number (Zeff) to provide the highest detection capability with the lowest possible false alarm rate. Bags are screened automatically for a full spectrum of explosives.
With a footprint similar to a conventional carry-on baggage X-ray system and the ability to run from single phase power, the compact CT-80 is ideal for facility protection, scanning of checked and hand luggage and other applications where other Explosive Detection Systems (EDS) cannot be deployed due to size and cost constraints.
Richard Stuart, IPS AGSE Managing Director commented: "We are delighted to have completed this project. CT-80 systems have been successfully deployed around the world for a wide range of explosive screening applications including airports, event security and high risk facilities. Similar systems were installed in Beijing in 2008 in time for the Olympics and more recently in Shanghai in conjunction with the World Expo. This project, one of the first locations in the world to install the CT-80 for scanning hand carry luggage for passengers joining a flight with VVIPs on board, is a major milestone for IPS AGSE. Given the recent history of threats to passenger aircraft such as the “shoe-bomber” and more recently the “underwear-bomber”, the increased use of advanced technologies such as the CT-80 to enhance security is inevitable."
About IPS AGSE
IPS AGSE Pte Ltd (ips-agse.com) is part of the Singapore based IPS Technologies Group. IPS AGSE offers a wide range of airport equipment for ramp and technical handling. As well as its own airport ground equipment product lines and its close working relationship with Reveal Imaging, IPS AGSE also represents a number of specialist suppliers such as LPA Industries, Semmco, Langa and E-Z Roll.
Founded in 2002, Reveal Imaging Technologies, Inc., of Bedford, Mass., is a privately held company that provides industry-leading threat detection products and services. The company’s flagship explosives detection system is deployed around the globe to safeguard a diverse and growing number of people, places and transportation systems every day. Reveal has built an outstanding reputation as a trusted partner by collaborating closely with its customers to deliver innovative and cost-effective solutions. The company offers a variety of TSA-certified screening solutions for airport checked and cabin baggage as well as cargo and parcel screening for facilities and public events.