Morpho Takes Ultimate Type D Checkpoint Liquid Explosives Detection Solution to Next Level

Dépèche transmise le 5 octobre 2011 par Business Wire

AMSTERDAM--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Morpho Detection, Inc. (MDI), the explosives and narcotics detection business of Morpho, Safran group’s security unit, today announced receipt of the critical and newly designed multi-focus X-ray source that will allow its X-ray Diffraction-based XDi checkpoint liquid explosives detection screening system to deliver no-stop carry-on baggage inspection. The new hardware represents an important development for high-volume EU airports in light of upcoming checkpoint liquids regulatory changes.

“We are confident XDi will deliver the high detection effectiveness, low false alarm rates and high throughput that will be required by airport operators.”

The newly designed multi-focus X-ray source will make it possible for Morpho Detection’s XDi to deliver checkpoint-appropriate, no-stop screening with the throughput necessary for operationally viable carry-on baggage screening.

“Morpho Detection’s XDi in-bag liquid explosives detection checkpoint screening solution is on track to help European airports meet their screening challenges when the liquids ban is lifted,” said Brad Buswell, president and CEO, Morpho Detection, Inc. “We are confident XDi will deliver the high detection effectiveness, low false alarm rates and high throughput that will be required by airport operators.”

Morpho Detection’s revolutionary XDi checkpoint liquids screening system will offer airport security operators the operational efficiencies and customer satisfaction only a Type D solution can offer. Type D solutions are capable of detecting liquid explosives in containers and in passengers’ bags, doing away with the need for divestiture of these items at the checkpoint.

While Morpho Detection develops XDi in time for looming EU regulatory deadlines, it is also examining other technologies such as Computed Tomography, Quadrupole Resonance and Mass Spectrometry for application to future checkpoint challenges.

XRD technology identifies materials based on their molecular composition, not densities or other less distinctive characteristics. As a result, XDi will identify potentially threatening substances in many forms – including powders, solids and liquids – where other technologies cannot.

In addition to liquids detection, XDi is expected to be capable of similarly detecting explosive threats in laptops and smartphones, also in passengers’ bags within the next three-to-five years. This enhancement will further eliminate checkpoint delays and deliver significant operational efficiency and passenger convenience.

Morpho Detection will be demonstrating its new hardware concept at inter airport 2011 in Munich, Oct. 11-14.

For more information on Morpho’s detection products, 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. Following Safran Group’s 2009 acquisition of GE Security’s GE Homeland Protection, Inc. business, 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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