Compact L-3 Automated EDS Receives European Union Standard 2 Approval

L-3 Security & Detection Systems – a division of L-3 Communications – has announced that its VIS-HRTM high-resolution automated explosives detection system (EDS) has been approved by the Service Technique de l’Aviation Civile (STAC) for compliance with the European Union Commission Regulation (EC) No 1448/2006–Standard 2. STAC, the engineering department of France’s aviation regulatory agency, tests and approves the performance of systems and equipment contributing to aviation safety and security. Compliance with European Union (EU) Standard 2, which establishes image quality and detection performance standards for explosives detection systems used for screening hold baggage, is required of all EU members and of countries which follow EU aviation safety regulations.
The VIS-HR builds on L-3’s existing technology via advanced explosives detection, clear images, and throughput rates of up to 1,800 bags per hour. This multi-level system makes fast, accurate automated decisions and provides image analysts with the data they need to deliver their Level 2 decision while continuing to screen luggage without impeding the baggage flow and sortation process. The lightweight VIS-HR is being promoted as a best value choice for space-conscious airport screening operations needing fast and powerful explosives detection. It has the smallest footprint of any EU Standard 2-compliant system.
Also available is a VIS-HR upgrade package that extends the usefulness of existing VIS 108 systems by raising the compliance level of the VIS 108 from EU Standard 1 to Standard 2. This field installation package entails hardware and software specifically designed to upgrade performance to EU Standard 2 levels.