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TSA Certifies Morpho Detection’s High-Speed Checked Bag Explosives Detection Solution

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TSA Certifies Morpho Detection’s High-Speed Checked Bag Explosives Detection Solution

TSA Certifies Morpho Detection’s High-Speed Checked Bag Explosives Detection Solution

NEWARK, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Morpho Detection, Inc., part of Morpho, Safran group’s security business, today announced its CTX 9800 DSi™ explosives detection system (EDS) has been certified by the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) in a high-speed configuration that processes in excess of 40 percent more bags than its fastest previously-certified system while continuing to provide high-resolution 3D imaging with the innovative data acquisition system, Clarity.

“Approval of this new, faster CTX 9800 offers airports the flexibility to meet competing demands of customer requirements, space and budget while controlling operational costs.”

The new high speed CTX 9800 offers operators the possibility of reduced operational costs through simplification of baggage handling infrastructure, reduced maintenance requirements and fewer manual alarm resolutions, while speeding more cleared bags to aircraft faster.

The CTX 9800 DSi is certified at a belt speed of 0.3 meters per second – fast enough to screen more than 1,000 bags per hour, depending on bag size, spacing and overall capacity of the airport baggage handling system. This throughput gives airports and security providers flexibility in meeting increasingly strict screening requirements while accommodating space and budget restrictions and better satisfying airline and passenger needs.

“Morpho Detection is pleased to offer a second TSA-certified configuration of the CTX 9800 DSi explosives detection system capable of effectively screening checked luggage at the 1,000 bag-per-hour rate,” said Dennis Cooke, president and CEO, Morpho Detection, Inc. “Approval of this new, faster CTX 9800 offers airports the flexibility to meet competing demands of customer requirements, space and budget while controlling operational costs.”

Morpho Detection’s CTX 9800 DSi uses computed tomography (CT) imaging technology to create a three-dimensional image of each bag. The system then automatically compares the contents of the bag with the properties of known threat explosives using a series of algorithms.

The increased belt speed of the scanner’s high-speed configuration increases the rate at which images are created and the throughput airports demand. New algorithms provide TSA-certified detection at speeds in excess of a thousand bags per hour. The CTX 9800 DSi initially achieved TSA certification at a conveyer belt speed of 0.2 meters per second.

For more information regarding Morpho Detection’s high-speed CTX 9800 DSi, including a video of its exceptional graphics capability, please visit www.morpho.com/detection.

About Morpho Detection, Inc.

Morpho Detection, Inc. – part of Morpho, a business of the Safran group (PAR: SAF) – is a leading supplier of explosives and narcotics and chemical, biological, radiological, and nuclear (CBRN) detection systems for government, military, air and ground transportation, first responder, critical infrastructure and other high-risk organizations. Morpho Detection integrates computed tomography (CT), Raman Spectroscopy, trace (ITMS™ technology), X-ray and X-ray Diffraction technologies into solutions that can make security activities more accurate, productive and efficient. With industry-leading products such as the Itemiser® DX trace detection system, the CTX line of explosive detection systems (EDS), and the StreetLab® Mobile hand-held chemical and biological substance identification unit, Morpho Detection’s solutions are deployed to help protect people and property in some of the most important and sensitive world locations.

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