Flight at the end of the tunnel for cargo screening

Rapiscan Systems has launched a long tunnel cargo security screening scanner designed to meet the technology requirements of air cargo carriers.
The 638DV 320kV (pictured) was specifically designed to increase throughput and meet international regulatory requirements to support a more efficient security design, said US-based Rapiscan.
It stated: “Government entities across the globe have issued mandates that 100 percent of air cargo be screened before being loaded onto a plane.
“The Rapiscan 638DV 320kV is a government compliant solution that significantly increases throughput and enhances an airport or carrier’s security infrastructure.”
The new scanner has a tunnel spanning 1837mm capable of screening both Unit Load Device (ULD) and ISO standard large cargo pallet types, to support the full range of air cargo.
The 638DV 320kV’s dual view tunnel is compliant with industry standards and presents high quality images.
Said Rapiscan: “The conveyor was designed at a low height for ease of loading and unloading pallets, to increase airport throughput. Additionally the unit boasts the lowest power consumption in its class.”
Equipped with more than 14 image processing tools and detection alert algorithms, the scanner’s software gives operators the freedom to locate contraband more efficiently.
The unit also features explosives and narcotics search algorithms based on regulatory techniques “improving clarity in the threat detection process”.
“Security requirements for the air cargo industry are constantly evolving, driven by global threats that are increasingly becoming more dangerous and sophisticated,” said Pak Chin, president of Rapiscan Systems.

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