WOBURN, Mass. – L-3 Security & Detection Systems announced today its eXaminer XLB high-performance explosives detection system (EDS) has been certified by the Transportation Security Administration (TSA). Designed as a high-speed in-line system, the eXaminer XLB is the first certified system to meet the industry’s high-speed EDS ification.
“With TSA certification of the XLB, L-3 can offer airports the choice of three certified systems in the eXaminer family (SX, 3DX, XLB) across the reduced size, medium and high speed categories,” said Thomas M. Ripp, president of L-3 Security & Detection Systems. “By delivering a configurable, networkable family of screening systems that maximize detection while lowering the cost of ownership, we are working to ensure that airports of every size can deploy the optimal system for their unique operating requirements.”
The certification of the eXaminer XLB represents another key milestone in the partnership between L-3 and Analogic that has spanned over 10 years. Sales, integration and maintenance support services are provided by L-3 and the system is designed and manufactured by Analogic.
The eXaminer XLB features a meter-wide tunnel and generates high-resolution 3-D image data for explosives detection by combining helical CT with dual-energy imaging. Using 3-D Continuous Flow CT technology, the XLB generates high-resolution color images in real time. With advanced tools that include 360-degree rotational views of entire bags and individual threat objects, operators can quickly and confidently clear bags for flight or designate bags for search.
Since 1998, L-3 has used medical-grade imaging technology developed for aviation security with an understanding of the complex demands faced by airport personnel and regulatory agencies around the globe. Over 900 eXaminer systems are deployed at airports domestically and internationally and supported by L-3’s world- service organization.
About Analogic Analogic Corporation is a leading designer and manufacturer of advanced health security systems and subsystems sold primarily to Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs). The Company is recognized worldwide for advancing the state of the Automatic Explosives Detection, Computed Tomography (CT), Digital Radiography (DR), Ultrasound, Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI), Patient Monitoring, and Advanced Signal Processing. For more information, visit www.analogic.com. About L-3 Security & Detection Systems With a broad range of systems and technology and an installed base of more than 20,000 systems worldwide, L-3 Security & Detection Systems offers screening technologies for numerous security applications that include: aviation systems for hold-baggage explosives detection and checkpoint screening; cargo and air freight screening; port and border inspection; and facility protection. L-3 Security & Detection Systems’ customer base includes the U.S. military and numerous government agencies, major airports and airlines, national and local authorities and high-risk commercial enterprises throughout the world. To learn more about L-3 Communications Security & Detection Systems, please visit the company's Web site at www.L-3com.com/sds.
About L-3 Communications Headquartered in New York City, L-3 Communications employs over 66,000 people worldwide and is a prime contractor in aircraft modernization and maintenance, C3ISR (Command, Control, Communications, Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance) systems and government services. L-3 is also a leading provider of high technology products, subsystems and systems. The company reported 2008 sales of $14.9 billion. To learn more about L-3, please visit the company's Web site at www.L-3com.com.
For more information, contact Theresa Taft, Public Relations L-3 Security & Detection Systems Phone: 781-939-3800 Email: Theresa.Taft@L-3com.com
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