In a world first, 3DX-Ray launches the AXIS™-CXi, a cabinet-based X-ray screening system that utilises the same colour differentiating image technology used in airport baggage screening. The AXIS™-CXi is a huge step forward in mail room scanning, as colour differentiated images enable operators to determine not just the shape but, the nature of the materials being scanned. Orange shows organics, such as; explosives, chemicals and drugs, as well as more innocent items such as foodstuffs. Blue shows metals, such as; guns, knives, and potential IED components. Powder detection algorithms Green shows inorganic materials like those used in homemade explosives. Grey scale is used for recognition of shapes and the form of objects. This allows the operator, with very little training, to analyse items more accurately, quickly and easily. This is a step change from the existing cabinet mail screening manufacturers who have relied on pseudo colourisation of images and powder detection algorithms to indicate to operators the potential of a threat – these tools do not have any independent standard accreditation or assessment unlike the materials discrimination 3DX-Ray has introduced which is assessed according to the transport and aviation sector standards. Image processing software The AXIS™-CXi has an extra-large inspection chamber, whilst maintaining a small footprint A further major innovation is in the design itself. The AXIS™-CXi has an extra-large inspection chamber, whilst maintaining a small footprint. So, not only can it scan mail and parcels, but it can also scan bags up to and including aircraft cabin bags. The system is mobile and aesthetically sympathetic, meaning that it can be used in corporate entrances and hotel lobbies in times of raised threat levels. With user-friendly touch screen controls, unrivalled image resolution and image processing software, AXIS™-CXi is a unique product with unmatched functionality and utility. 3DX-RAY LTD, Sales and Marketing Director, Vincent Deery said: “We are extremely proud of the AXIS™-CXi. It is a ground-breaking product that brings all our years of experience in counter-IED technology, with verifiable aviation level materials discrimination imaging to a whole new set of customers, making offices, hotels, hospitals and factories just that bit safer.”
3DX-Ray has announced a contract for the supply of ThreatScan-LS1 flat screen scanner to a European Counter-Terrorist Unit. ThreatScan-LS1 flat screen scanner The flexibility of ThreatScan-LS1 flat screen scanner allows counter terror officers to rapidly examine and assess threats and suspect items on site, such as bags, laptops, furniture and more. The ThreatScan-LS1 scanner also enables them to locate and identify hidden cameras and surveillance equipment. Each system consists of a portable X-ray generator, a detection panel and an operator’s workstation running 3DX-Rays market-renowned image processing software, together with a customer-specific range of ancillary equipment. Highly efficient scanning device ThreatScan scanner can be used to inspect suspect bags and packages in mass transit areas ThreatScan-LS1 flat screen scanner is lightweight, incredibly thin, and has a large imaging area of 600 x 460mm, that facilitates bags and objects to be scanned in one scan. This scanning system can penetrate up to 34mm steel at 120kV while producing high quality, sub-millimetre resolution images. ThreatScan scanner can be used to inspect suspect bags and packages in mass transit areas, such as rail and bus stations, shopping malls, airports, stadia and sports arenas. It is also best suited for general security inspection by first responders such as Police, Military and Private and Government Security agencies. Versatile and flexible security system 3DX-RAY LTD, Sales and Marketing Director, Vincent Deery stated, “We are very pleased with this contract because it demonstrates how versatile and flexible the systems are in protecting and enabling police officers in the pursuit of their duties.”
3DX-Ray are pleased to announce the appointment of John Howell as their new IED/EOD Security Specialist for North America. John has a wealth of experience both as a senior Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) technician and in the private sector. He started his career as an EOD Technician in the US Marines Elite Bomb Squad, where he was deployed worldwide serving in combat operations during the 1st Gulf war. Mitigation of explosive threats John was also a serving member of the US Army National Guard EOD unit In 1999 he moved to the US Department of State as the EOD Training Lead Instructor for the Diplomatic Security Explosive Countermeasures Unit, where he trained Special Agents on the detection and mitigation of explosive threats. In 2007 he joined the United States Marshals Service in charge of the agency's physical security for over 800 US Courthouses nationwide. During this period, John was also a serving member of the US Army National Guard EOD unit, training and overseeing all Team Leader certifications for EOD team members. Product development programmes John's work in the private sector has built him an enviable reputation as one of the leading professionals in the field, as well as pioneer in the USA for promoting the benefits of materials discrimination technology to assist the operators. Sales and Marketing Director of 3DX-Ray, Vince Deery, commented: "We are delighted to welcome John to the team. John's primary objective will be to develop our footprint in North America, but he will also support our product development programmes, sharing his extensive user and technical knowledge."
ThreatScan® allows bomb technicians to perform rapid and accurate threat assessment in a wide range of operational scenarios. Each system consists of a portable X-ray generator, a detection panel and an operator’s workstation running the Company’s market-leading image processing software, together with a customer-specific range of ancillary equipment. ThreatScan® is lightweight, incredibly thin, has a large imaging area of 600 x 460mm, enabling bags and packages to be scanned in one scan. This system can penetrate up to 34mm steel at 120kV while producing high quality, sub-millimetre resolution images. ThreatScan® can be used to inspect suspect bags and packages in mass transit areas, such as rail and bus stations, shopping malls, airports, stadia, and sports arenas as well as, general security inspection by first responders such as Police, Military and Private and Government Security agencies. 3DX-RAY LTD, Sales and Marketing Director, Vincent Deery said: “We are delighted with this contract as it was from a customer with such exacting standards." "We were also in direct competition with many other major manufacturers, and we won.”, he adds. 3DX-Ray will be present at the 21st edition of Milipol in Paris on the 19-22 November at stand 5D122 in the UK Pavilion.