QUEBEC CITY, Canada, June 27, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --
The distribution agreement will provide airports with Optosecurity' advanced EU standard products on Smiths Detection's existing equipment
Optosecurity Inc., a leader in threat detection technology, announced today that the company has signed a worldwide distribution agreement with Smiths Detection, a world leader in the practical application of advanced technologies for threat and contraband detection, to provide airports with its advanced EU standard LEDS products.
For Optosecurity, this agreement means that thousands of Smiths Detection machines from 3 different lines (HI-SCAN 6040i, 6046si and 7555i) deployed across worldwide airports can now be upgraded to Type C performance without the need to be replaced or change the layout of the checkpoints.
Type C systems can screen multiple liquid containers simultaneously when displayed on a tray. The requirements are due to come into force after the scheduled lifting of the current ban on liquids in hand luggage in the EU in April 2013.
Eric Bergeron, President and CEO, Optosecurity, said "Today's successful products combine the best in class hardware and software.
We are very happy that Smiths Detection, a world leading company for threat detection devices, has decided to integrate our software to their market offering as optional feature.
Optosecurity is extremely proud to partner with Smiths Detection, especially in the current economic environment where airports capital expenses need to be optimized and regulatory requirements are approaching.
Optosecurity and Smiths Detection together offer airports the opportunity to comply right now with Type C performance, while keeping their existing applications. It's a business case that can't be beat."
About Optosecurity Inc.
Optosecurity Inc. develops innovative security software solutions for the transportation and critical infrastructure markets. The OptoScreener® includes the XMS® Suite toenhance X-ray systems with advanced liquid threat detection and bottle detection, providing a meaningful step-change in countering threats. In addition, eVelocity®, Optosecurity's integrated security screening software suite, provides real-time centralized remote screening and remote monitoring. http://www.optosecurity.com
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Timothy Mathews, Vice-President of Sales and Business Development
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