Smiths Detection equips Rome’s Leonardo di Vinci International Airport with advanced cabin baggage screening technology

ROME–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Smiths Detection, a global leader in threat detection and security inspection technologies, announces that it has begun installing 30 HI-SCAN 6040 CTiX hand baggage control systems at Rome’s Leonardo di Vinci International Airport. The installation of this industry-leading technology reflects the airport’s high standards for passenger service excellence and process automation, having recently been awarded the ACI Best Airport in Europe for the fourth time in the past five years.

Smiths Detection’s HI-SCAN 6040 CTiX is a computed tomography (CT) X-ray scanner that produces high-resolution volumetric 3D images for faster and deeper baggage assessment and a low false alarm rate. The scanners allow electronics and liquids to remain in bags, speeding up passenger screening and reducing contact moments.

The combination of the CT X-ray scanners, in addition to the 45 already delivered Smiths Detection IONSCAN 600 trace detectors, will further improve safety and operational efficiency. The IONSCAN 600 is a highly sensitive, non-radioactive, lightweight, portable desktop system that detects and identifies traces of explosives and narcotics.

The HI-SCAN 6040 CTiX can be equipped with Smiths Detection’s object recognition software, iCMORE, which uses advanced algorithms to reduce the burden on operators – and potential errors – by automating the prohibited item detection process.

Stefano Scarigli, Senior Key Account, Smiths Detection said: “We are delighted to provide Leonardo di Vinci Rome International Airport with 30 HI-SCAN 6040 CTiX scanners. Using 3D images, our scanners provide the advanced screening of cabin baggage, enhancing security and improving operational efficiency. The ability to leave electronics and liquids in hand luggage will help speed up the screening process, especially in light of well-documented staffing pressures at airports around the world.”

Marco Stramaccioni, Chief Executive Officer of ADR Security for Leonardo da Vinci Rome International Airport said: “Aeroporti di Roma looks forward to being a frontrunner in passenger experience and safety at Leonardo di Vinci Rome International Airport. As passenger numbers increase, we are well placed to screen passengers efficiently, reducing the burden on our operators. By leveraging the power of CT technology, we have future-proofed our security checkpoints.”

Smiths Detection’s HI-SCAN 6040 CTiX is certified by the U.S. Transportation Security Administration (TSA) under the Accessible Property Screening System (APSS) program to Detection Standard 6.2, Level 1, allowing the scanner to operate at a higher level with lower false alarm rates , as well as ECAC and STAC EDS CB C3 approval.


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About Smith’s Detection

Smiths Detection, a division of Smiths Group, is a global leader in inspection and detection technologies for the air transport, ports and borders, armed forces and urban security markets. With more than 70 years of experience in the field, we provide the necessary solutions to protect society from the threats of explosives, prohibited weapons, contraband, toxic chemicals and narcotics.

Our mission is simple: to provide the safety, peace of mind and freedom of movement on which the world depends.

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