AS&E wins Mideast orders for screening system
Massachussets (US), July 10, 2013
American Science and Engineering (AS&E), a leading supplier of innovative X-ray detection solutions, said it has won orders from two Middle Eastern government agencies for supply of its advanced Z Portal multi-view X-ray screening systems.
The Z Portal system is the most comprehensive screening system available with multi-view, drive-through screening for left, right, and top-down imaging of cars, vans, trucks, and their cargo, said a statement from the US-based company.
The system's patented Z Backscatter technology provides superior detection capability of explosives, drugs, stowaways, and other contraband, it added.
"One Z Portal system will be used for security at a port, and the other will provide security screening at a critical infrastructure facility. In both cases, the systems will be used to scan vehicles and trucks to detect explosive threats and contraband," said Chuck Dougherty, the president and CEO of AS&E.
"The Z Portal installations for port and critical infrastructure security will significantly enhance the detection of drugs, trade fraud, and other contraband for these Middle East government agencies," explained Dougherty.
"With its compact design, the Z Portal system is ideal for high-traffic locations with space constraints and a high-throughput requirement and is safe for drivers, operators, cargo, and the environment. The relocatable screening system is available in two sizes - one for large trucks, buses, and cargo vehicles, and a smaller size for passenger vehicles," he stated.
Dougherty pointed out that the Z Portal system used for critical infrastructure protection marks the first deployment in the Middle Eastern country.
"Both orders offer further validation of the tremendous value our customers place on our X-ray screening systems and the expansion of our installed base in the Middle East," he added.
With over 50 years of experience in developing advanced X-ray security systems, the AS&E’s product line offers advanced, X-ray inspection systems to combat terrorism, drug smuggling, illegal immigration and trade fraud.
Its customers include US Department of Defense, US Customs and Border Protection, Abu Dhabi Customs, and Nato.-TradeArabia News Service
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