Smiths Detection exhibits at Dubai’s Airport Show 2015

Smiths Detection exhibits at Airport Show 2015 The IONSCAN 600 was one of several new pieces of security equipment revealed at the event. (Image source: Smiths Detection)Smiths Detection showcased its latest security solutions at the 2015 Airport Show in Dubai

One particular piece of equipment at the show was the IONSCAN 600 – a lightweight, portable desktop system which can be used to detect trace amounts of explosives in about eight seconds, according to the company.

“Airport operators across the region are now looking for smart security solutions that not only detect modern day CBRNE (chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear and explosive) threats, but can also make the screening process fast, hassle-free and seamless,” said Smiths Detection’s managing director for the Middle East region Paul Baker.

One such piece of equipment, Baker said, was the HazMatID 360 – a handheld solid and liquid chemical identifier with an analysis time of under a minute, which was also on display at the Airport Show.

The Middle East is an important market for the UK-based security technology company, which specialises in CBRNE detection equipment.

“The UAE and some other key countries in the Middle East, including Qatar and Saudi Arabia are now being recognised as major global travel hubs, with millions of passengers travelling through these airports every year,” explained Baker. “Countries in the GCC are expected to receive over 400mn passengers annually by 2020.”

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