Rapiscan Awarded $6 Million in Body Scanning Contracts

OSI Systems, a vertically-integrated provider of specialized electronic products for critical applications in the security and healthcare industries, announced that its security division, Rapiscan Systems, was awarded multiple customer contracts with a combined value of approximately US$6 million for its personnel screening system. The value of these orders raises the total value of orders received for the system in the company's fiscal year ending June 30 to approximately $50 million.

"Following on from our recently announced order from the US Transportation Security Administration, these most recent contract awards from multiple customers demonstrate the growing demand for system globally," said Ajay Mehra, President of Rapiscan Systems. "We are seeing significant customer interest in the solution, not only in aviation but for other security applications due to the systems proprietary technology which offers customers the best combination of security and operational efficiency, as it can detect small, non-metallic concealed threats very quickly and with excellent image resolution. This means that there is better threat detection, fewer false alarms and a reduced need for physical patdown searches."

Used by aviation authorities, military organizations, homeland security, and police and correctional facilities, the body scanner is one of the most widely deployed advanced people screening solutions. Its technology has been approved by regulators worldwide and is being deployed at airports globally. Its proprietary backscatter technology and image processing software enables the system to produce high-resolution images that allow an operator to easily identify concealed threat and contraband items. It is ideal for high security environments because unlike traditional metal detectors, it can detect organic and non-metallic items (e.g. plastic explosives, liquids, narcotics, ceramic weapons), as well as metallic threat items. Using imaging capability, security screeners can detect concealed objects without a physical patdown search. By reducing false alarms and by making it easier to pinpoint the location of concealed items, the solution improves checkpoint throughput and staffing efficiency.

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