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AS&E launches new Sentry Portal X-ray tech

BILLERICA, Mass., Aug. 6 (UPI) -- Massachusetts-based American Science and Engineering Inc. announced the launch of its new drive-through threat detection technology.

AS&E has introduced its new Sentry Portal drive-through X-ray system. The Sentry Portal is designed to scan trucks, cargo containers and tanker trucks for explosive threats and other illicit goods.

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Officials say the Sentry Portal allows truck drivers and other operators transporting cargo to safely drive through the technology for a quick X-ray supporting security operations at high-volume seaports, border crossings and security checkpoints.

"We are pleased to add the Sentry Portal to AS&E's cargo inspection product offerings," Anthony Fabiano, AS&E president and chief executive officer, said in a statement.

"This new high-energy system provides superior imaging and can scan 150 trucks per hour -- six times the capacity of conventional high-energy X-ray systems -- helping to maintain the flow of commerce at points of entry. By combining the Sentry Portal's detection capabilities with our Z Portal screening system, security officials will have the most comprehensive high-throughput, multi-view inspection system for both metallic and organic threat detection."

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