Smiths Detection’s B-SCAN series offers a leading edge security solution to people screening enabling the detection of objects concealed internally or externally on the body. Adding this layer of screening technology to a security portfolio will help reduce smuggling of drugs, guns, knives and cell phones and other contraband. The new B-SCAN series offers several configurations, to meet varying customer requirements. B-SCAN uses fixed X-ray components resulting in an uncomplicated, easily maintained reliable mechanical construction with a low cost of ownership during its lifetime.
In a non-intrusive single pass, using a smaller dose than backscatter X-ray, the B-SCAN provides a high-resolution, head-to-toes image of the person in less than seven seconds. Image enhancement tools then provide the operator with information to quickly and accurately evaluate the image for concealed objects.
Smiths Detection currently has more than 100 B-SCAN systems deployed around the world in a variety of applications such as prisons, airports and customs checkpoints. They are also being used in mines and refineries to stop employee theft of diamonds, gems and precious metals.