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Q: Key companies producing airport security xray scanner equipment ( Answered 5 out of 5 stars,   1 Comment )
Subject: Key companies producing airport security xray scanner equipment
Category: Science > Instruments and Methods
Asked by: bren-ga
List Price: $10.00
Posted: 18 Jul 2002 17:12 PDT
Expires: 17 Aug 2002 17:12 PDT
Question ID: 42705
September 11 terrorist events have focused attention on the
development and installation of mimproved baggage and personnel
inspection equipment in airports, office building and other critical
facilities.  I need a a list of manufaucting companies producing this
equipment, product names, and what new technologies that they are
focusing on.
Subject: Re: Key companies producing airport security xray scanner equipment
Answered By: mwalcoff-ga on 18 Jul 2002 18:10 PDT
Rated:5 out of 5 stars

There are a wide variety of products airports use for security. In
this answer, I have focused on baggage and passenger screening, but I
have also provided links to lists of other types of airport security
products. Companies are listed with their name first, then location,
product name and Web address. Finding what the companies are working
on was difficult, since they probably want to keep their research
projects secret from competitors. The congressional hearing transcript
linked to below discusses some of the future prospects for security

List of makers of screening and general security products 
for airports: 

Control Screening
Fairfield, NJ

Billerica, Mass.
101 Series
Special technology: Z Backscatter, which detects 
low-density organic materials in complex, high-density 

Alexandria, Va.

Gilardoni S.p.A.
Mandello del Lario, Italy
FEP ME Series

Heimann Systems
Weisbaden, Germany
HI-SCAN Series
Special technology: Multicolor display that emphasizes 
contrast between objects.

Image Scan Holdings
Melton Mowbray, England
Special technology: 3D imagery.
Future technology: m3DX -- "This technology will complement 
the existing product range by providing automated 
optimisation technology for the presentation of 
stereoscopic images to a screener or, the extraction of 3D 
co-ordinate information to the highest accuracy possible."

OSI Systems Inc.
Hawthorne, Calif.
Rapiscan X-Ray Baggage Scanners
<> (site currently down)

InVision Technologies
Newark, Calif.
CTX and QScan
Special technology: Uses imaging techniques similar to CT scans (CTX)
and MRIs (QScan).

Ion Track
Wilmington, Mass.
EntryScan (scans people)

Future technologies mentioned by Keith A. Rhodes in congessional
testimony (
Holographic scanning
Low-energy X-rays to catch hidden explosives on people

List of makers of security devices to control who goes 
where in the airport:

List of makers of video-surveillance technology for 


I hope this answer meets your needs.

Search strategy:

I started with a Yahoo search on airport security. Finding one
manufacturer, I used the "Similar Pages" command from the Google
Toolbar and then from Google itself to find others.


bren-ga rated this answer:5 out of 5 stars
GREAT Thanks

Subject: Re: Key companies producing airport security xray scanner equipment
From: sekhar77-ga on 22 Feb 2005 22:13 PST
 I hope that they are other security products like using laser
technology for intruction detection.I had been viewing lot of website
for latest security products for airports,I observed most of them are
on X-ray related technologies.

 I want to know other than
X-ray,video,intruction,laser,RFID,biometrics,are they any other
products than these.

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