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.”

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"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."