EU OKs U.S. Firm’s Explosives Detection System

Under EU regulations, all new EDS equipment purchases are required to meet “Standard 3” requirements by 2012.
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An explosives detection system (EDS) produced by Morpho Detection Inc. of California meets European Union (EU) standards, says the European Civil Aviation Conference (ECAC), and that determination opens the EU market for those systems.

Under EU regulations, all new EDS equipment purchases are required to meet “Standard 3” requirements by 2012, and the ECAC ruling provides European authorities and airports with the option of selecting smaller-size, but EU-compliant, computed tomography-based screening solution that meeting airport security needs.

Morpho says the CTX 5800 is the industry’s smallest medium speed EDS, but which has nearly twice the throughput of competing small systems. Space-conscience airports will find the more compact CTX 5800 provides effective baggage screening for explosives, the company says.

“The CTX 5800 explosives detection solution customizes CT-based imaging technology for smaller and space-constrained airports, giving them a technology edge to help meet their growing aviation security and operational challenges,” said Dennis Cooke, president and chief executive officer of Morpho Detection. “Successful completion of ECAC evaluation of this small but powerful EDS, along with recent evaluations of the larger CTX 9400 DSi and CTX 9800 DSi, allows airports of all sizes and volumes to adopt with confidence the detection effectiveness, operational efficiency and customer-pleasing speed of CT-based hold baggage screening,” he said.

The CTX 5800 features versatile modes of operation to meet airport needs in virtually any baggage-handling-system or free-standing EDS installation situation, the company said.

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