NATO orders more Z Portal screeners

June 30, 2010 at 10:26 AM
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BILLERICA, Mass., June 30 (UPI) -- American Science and Engineering said Tuesday it received a follow-on order from NATO for its X-ray cargo screening system used at security checkpoints.

"This follow-on order from NATO's NC3A agency once again demonstrates their satisfaction with the unique detection capabilities of the multi-view, drive-through Z Portal system," Anthony R. Fabiano, president and chief executive officer of AS&E, said.

"With photo-like imaging from three sides of the cargo, the Z Portal system offers a proven and safe method for high-throughput cargo screening to find hidden threats and contraband at NATO's high-risk facilities and other checkpoints."

The company said the Z Portal system's Z Backscatter technology gives photo-like images for better detection of plastic and liquid explosives, narcotics, weapons made with plastic and stowaways.

The system comes in sizes suitable for large trucks and buses and for smaller passenger vehicles.

Other clients using the Z Portal system include the U.S. Department of Defense, U.S. Customs and Border Protection and Abu Dhabi Customs, AS&E said.

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