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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