Security inspection systems supplier Rapiscan Systems has announced that its 620DV AT (Dual View) advanced baggage x-ray scanner has been certified by the Service Technique de l’Aviation Civile (STAC) for liquid explosive detection systems (LEDS). The system has already been approved by the US Transportation Security Administration and the European Civil Aviation Conference (ECAC), among others.
The 620DV is a STAC and ECAC Standard 2 compliant system that offers a highly competitive total cost of ownership. It classifies liquids in scanned carry-on luggage as potential threats or benign, freeing passengers from having to remove liquids from their bags at security checkpoints. Providing two perpendicular views, it allows screeners to better identify potential threats, including liquid explosive and other improvised explosive devices.
STAC is attached to the Air Transport Directorate of the French Ministry in charge of transport and provides assistance to the Ministry of Defence. It provides airports with technical expertise and support and is focused on airport infrastructure and equipment, air navigation, environment, air transport safety and transport security.
Frank Baldwin, MD at Rapiscan Systems UK, commented: “The STAC certification is yet another achievement for the 620DV AT and goes further to demonstrate the need for an affordable, high-performance security solution that not only meets the regulatory requirements of today but also of the future. By detecting both conventional explosive threats and, more importantly, being able to differentitate between threatening and benign liquids, this is an ideal solution for airports across France and Europe looking for a complete and cost effective screening solution.”