TSA Exercises $2.8 Million Contract Option with IDSS

IDSS announced that the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has awarded a contract option, valued at approximately $2.8 million under the TSA Accessible Property Screening System (APSS) program.  Under the option exercise, TSA acquired additional advanced DETECT™ 1000 screening systems, IDSS Auto-Diverter Systems as well as deployment and integration of the scanner with various Automated Screening Lanes. 

DETECT 1000 Completes Live Operational Trial at Narita Airport

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In support of Japan’s preparations for the 2020 Summer Olympics and anticipated upgrades to the nation’s aviation security technology, the IDSS DETECT 1000 was selected for a multi-week, live operational trial at Narita Airport.  Paired with a Scarabee Smart Security Lane, the DETECT 1000’s intuitive operator interface and superior image quality aided the Narita team in delivering efficient checkpoint screening of passenger carry-on luggage and seamless on-screen resolution of potential threats. IDSS and our partner, EBISTRADE, also welcomed regulators and additional airport operators such as Kansai International Airport, Chaba Suvarnabhumi Airport, Hong Kong International Airport, Aviation Security Business Center, NAA Safety Support Corporation and Air Asia to experience the DETECT 1000 in a live airport environment. 

“IDSS was honored to be invited by Narita Airport and the wider aviation community of Japan to demonstrate the benefits of CT checkpoint technology and introduce the DETECT 1000’s unique advantages. Live operational trials are one of the most effective ways to help our airport customers evaluate the DETECT 1000’s threat detection performance and positively impact the experience of operators and passengers. We are grateful to our colleagues at Narita Airport for their insight into how we can continue to support the future needs of the Japanese market.” said Joseph Paresi, IDSS CEO.  

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Seigo Tanaka of EBISTRADE added, "EBISTRADE was delighted to partner with IDSS to introduce the DETECT 1000 to the Japanese aviation industry and to witness the positive reception the system garnered from passengers, Narita Airport team members and management, representatives from other Japanese airport operators and governing bodies.  In addition to the DETECT 1000’s high resolution imaging and user-friendly features, IDSS’ focus on customer service ensured the trial was a success." 

The IDSS DETECT 1000 is currently participating in multiple operational trials and demonstrations in the United States and around the world.

 

 

WCVB-TV Chronicle 5 Features Boston Logan International Airport

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IDSS was proud to be included in WCVB-TV's Chronicle 5 segment on new security features and amenities available at Boston's Logan International Airport.  IDSS is the airport's "local vendor" for CT checkpoint screening, as part of our participation in the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) Innovation Task Force Program WCVB-TV #Chronicle5 

Makers Of New Hand-Baggage Scanners See Growing Demand

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IDSS’s technology, which achieved certification in 2015 in the U.S., is now undergoing trials at Boston Logan International Airport with a view to achieving qualification to become a system of record by year-end. That status would allow the TSA to buy the equipment.

Paresi agrees passenger engagement may have a role to play: “I don’t think there’s anything wrong with having some interaction, but I believe in layered security," he says. "The bottom line is that you can’t measure what is in a person’s brain—you can measure what is in a person’s bag.”

WSJ: Hope for Faster Airport Security

"The Transportation Security Administration, airports, airlines and manufacturers are gearing up for a major effort to replace X-ray machines at checkpoints with computed tomography scanners—CT scanners similar to what hospitals use. They can give a clean, 3-D look inside cluttered bags, which have become a big problem for the TSA."

American Airlines testing new airport screening device with U.S. government

American Airlines testing new airport screening device with U.S. government

American Airlines and the U.S. Transportation Security Administration said on Thursday they were testing a new high-definition airport screening device that could allow passengers to keep liquids and laptops in carry-on luggage during screening and potentially avoid new restrictions on in-cabin electronics.

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