US firm wins $4.3m deal for scanner vans
Massachusetts, US, May 7, 2009
American Science and Engineering, a leading worldwide supplier of innovative X-ray detection solutions, has received a $4.7 million contract for multiple Z Backscatter vans (ZBVs) fitted with the latest scanning technology.
The Forwardscatter technology in the ZBVs will allow law enforcement officials to scan vehicles at border crossings and other checkpoints to detect illegal drugs and other contraband.
The ZBV is the number one selling non-intrusive, mobile inspection system on the market today, said a statement.
“The ZBV has emerged as the mobile X-ray system of choice to support time sensitive security missions,” said Anthony Fabiano, president and CEO of American Science and Engineering.
“With the ZBV’s flexible, rapid response capability, security authorities can utilize the ZBV to counter shifting smuggling routes at sea ports, land borders, and other checkpoints,” he added.
“The ZBV’s unparalleled mobility combined with its ability to find organic threats — such as drugs and explosives — make it a highly effective tool for law enforcement.”
The ZBV allows for immediate deployment in response to security threats, and its high throughput capability facilitates rapid inspections. The system’s unique “drive-by” capability allows one or two operators to conduct X-ray imaging while the ZBV drives past suspect vehicles and objects.
For personnel safety in dangerous environments, a remote console is available for operating the system in stationary mode from a distance of up to 500 meters. – TradeArabia News Service
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