The conventional EOD role for these systems is for identifying hidden Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) but they also have an important role in customs and border security.
The ThreatScan®-LS1 flat screen scanner is a highly portable, flexible and powerful tool that allows border officers to rapidly and safely inspect vehicle tyres, fuel tanks, doors and other internal spaces within a vehicle, without having to gain access to that vehicle.
Each system consists of a portable I-Gen x-ray generator, a detection panel and an operator’s workstation running 3DX-Ray’s market-leading image processing software.
The advantage of the I-Gen generator used in the ThreatScan system is that it has 360 degrees of rotation, on an adjustable stand and rubber feet, meaning the operator is able to place the I-Gen on any horizontal surface of a vehicle or trailer and change the angle of the scan.
ThreatScan® is lightweight, incredibly thin and has a large imaging area of 600 x 460mm, enabling large areas to be scanned. This system can penetrate up to 34mm of steel at 120kV while producing high quality, sub-millimetre resolution images.
ThreatScan® can also be used to inspect suspect bags and packages in border transit areas, such as ports, rail and bus stations, airports and vehicle check points.
3DX-RAY LTD, Sales and Marketing Director, Vincent Deery said: “Border agencies are increasingly realising the power and versatility of these systems and we are seeing a growing number of enquiries from border agencies worldwide”.