Minsk National Airport Implements Ultra-High Speed Rapiscan RTT 110 Aviation Baggage Security Screening System
Breakthrough Technology Screens Up to 1800 bags Per Hour and Meets Top European Standard for Checked Baggage Inspection
Torrance, CA (PRWEB) April 07, 2014
Rapiscan Systems, a leading global supplier of security inspection systems, announced that Minsk National Airport has now begun full scale operation of its recently acquired RTT 110 (Real Time Tomography) Hold Baggage Screening (HBS) systems, as a part of the airport’s long term investment and development of its infrastructure. The airport, which is the main international airport in Belarus, has also deployed Rapiscan’s 620DV and 628DV baggage and parcel inspection solutions.
The RTT110 ultra high speed checked baggage inspection system is designed to fit the needs of airports, such as Minsk National Airport, seeking a hold baggage scanner to integrate easily within existing baggage handling infrastructure.
The Rapiscan RTT features innovative stationary gantry detection technology designed to detect an increased range of explosive threats and prohibited items, including liquid explosives. Unlike hold baggage screening systems that rotate detectors around an object, the RTT’s stationary gantry design eliminates moving parts, greatly improving the system’s reliability, throughput and detection capability. The RTT provides detailed 3-D images of the item being scanned at speeds up to 1,800 bags per hour. It is designed to provide high performance at a lower overall cost of ownership to meet the specific operational demands of a modern airport environment.
Minsk National Airport, which can accommodate over 5 million passengers a year, selected the RTT as part of its provisioning of services for the long-term development of the airport. Additionally, the RTT 110 is certified to Standard 3 by the European Civil Aviation Conference (ECAC) for explosives detection systems.
Director General Deputy for aviation security and regime at Minsk National Airport, Mr. Alexander Apet, said: “Staying one step ahead of technological advancements whilst securing the airport’s investment into its infrastructure and development was a key consideration when we selected Rapiscan Systems to provide security screening equipment. We did not want to limit ourselves in the future so were looking for solutions that offered not only long term benefits to the airport, but also meant we met with regulatory standards. With the RTT 110 we have the best technology at the heart of our security operations, which gives us greater efficiencies due to the high throughput levels. We have not only secured our passenger’s journeys, but the airport’s long term future.”
In conjunction with the RTT, Minsk National Airport has also deployed Rapiscan’s 620DV and 628DV baggage handling inspection systems. The 620DV (Dual View) advanced checkpoint solution is certified to ECAC Standard 2 for Liquid Explosive Detection. The 628DV is used for both out-of-gauge baggage and check-in screening applications.
Brad Buswell, President, Aviation Programs for Rapiscan Systems stated: “We congratulate the Minsk National Airport team for its outstanding work in deploying the RTT110. With its modular design, space efficient footprint and high throughput, the RTT was designed to be ‘airport friendly.’ The Minsk National Airport’s forward-thinking approach to airport security and its selection of the RTT 110 shows how airports now have a solution to meet the ever changing demands placed on them.”
About Rapiscan Systems
Rapiscan Systems, a division of OSI Systems, Inc., is a leading global supplier of security inspection solutions utilizing X-ray and gamma-ray imaging, and advanced threat identification techniques such as neutron and diffraction analysis. The company's products are sold into four market segments: Baggage and Parcel Inspection, Cargo and Vehicle Inspection, Hold Baggage Screening and People Screening. The company has an installed base globally of more than 90,000 security and inspection systems. The Rapiscan Systems product line is manufactured at four locations worldwide and supported by a global support service network. As the world's leading security screening provider, Rapiscan Systems provides state of the art products, solutions and services that meet our customers' most demanding threat detection needs — while improving their operational efficiency. For more information, visit http://www.rapiscansystems.com.
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