Caymans orders cargo screeners

Aug. 26, 2011 at 7:29 AM
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LAVAL, Quebec, Aug. 26 (UPI) -- The Cayman Island's Customs Department has contracted Smiths Detection of Canada for high-energy X-ray cargo inspection systems.

The company's HCVM, which uses viZual threat identification technology, distinguishes between organic and inorganic substances by using color-coded material discrimination, allowing the detection of narcotics and other suspect substances hidden in standard commercial shipments.

Coupled with other HI-SCAN Cargo Inspection Systems, the full array of scanners will help reduce the need for manual inspections by showing customs officials that goods in containers match those declared on the manifest.

"This is Smiths Detection's fifth high-energy system deployed in the region. All our systems have had a strong history of return on investment for their end users in terms of narcotics seizures as well as revenue collection," Eduardo Parodi, director of sales for Latin America and Caribbean, Smiths Detection, said.

"The effective use of advanced technology supported by our investments in regional service capabilities truly allows Smiths Detection to stand out among competing manufacturers."

Smiths Detection is a provider of advanced security technology; deploying more than 65,000 X-ray inspection units in more than 180 countries, 6,000 desktop explosives trace detection systems, 186,000 chemical detectors and around 500 cargo inspection systems worldwide.

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