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Smiths Detection wins contract in Japan

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Smiths Detection has been awarded a contract with Central Japan International Airport Co. Ltd to deploy security inspection equipment and smart lanes to boost Chubu Centrair International Airport’s security standards and passenger throughput rate.

The deployment includes a series of automated lanes and X-ray scanners that aim to improve the airports’ screening efficiencies and effectiveness.

In addition, CT scanners will be introduced, enabling automatic detection of explosives while allowing passengers to keep liquids and electronics in their hand luggage during screening. Semi-liquid foods such as soup, jam and honey can remain in the bag as well.

The checkpoint scanning systems and lanes are expected to be fully installed at Chubu Centrair by the third quarter of 2019.

“A world-class tourist destination like Japan deserves world-class airports,” said Smiths Detection managing director for Japan, Takehara Hidekiyo. “Raising security standards in airports has come up on the national agenda, and Chubu Centrair has shown their full commitment towards this goal.

“We are glad to help them on their journey with our innovative, next-generation checkpoint solutions, and to once again demonstrate our value in this highly important market.”

The contract includes HI-SCAN 6040 CTiX, iLane.evo, HI-SCAN 6040-2is HR and HI-SCAN 7555aTiX

Smiths Detection said Asia remains a key priority and this contract, which follows other major contract wins in Japan, supports its growing position within the region.