Rapiscan Systems Receives $25 Million Order from TSA for Imaging Technology

Order is first placed against multiyear US$173 million IDIQ contract awarded for deployment of Secure 1000 Single Pose

Rapiscan Systems, a provider of security screening solutions, announced it has received an order from the US Transportation Security Administration (TSA) valued at approximately $25 million for multiple units of its Secure 1000 Single Pose advanced checkpoint security screening solution. The order is the first to be placed under the terms of Rapiscan's recently awarded, $173M Indefinite Delivery, Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) contract from the TSA for Advanced Imaging Technology (AIT) solutions.

The Secure 1000 Single Pose uses advanced backscatter technology and proprietary image processing software to rapidly detect potential threats that may be concealed on passengers at aviation checkpoints. Following rigorous testing, TSA selected the Rapiscan Secure 1000 Single Pose to be the first and to date only system qualified under the AIT program. The Secure 1000 Single Pose systems will be manufactured at OSI's facility in Ocean Springs, Mississippi.

Rapiscan Systems President Ajay Mehra stated: “We appreciate the confidence that TSA has demonstrated not only in the Secure 1000 Single Pose but also in Rapiscan's program management, manufacturing, service and logistics capabilities by placing this significant first order. Rapiscan Systems is now the only security solution provider that can offer its customers a TSA qualified advanced screening system, the Secure 1000 Single Pose; a TSA qualified Advanced Technology checkpoint baggage screening system, the 620DV (Dual View) AT; and a TSA qualified walk-through metal detector, the Metor 200 HDE.”

The Secure 1000 Single Pose is designed to help security officers detect potential threat objects concealed on passengers. Using backscatter imaging technology and proprietary image processing software, the system offers advantages over alternatives such as metal detectors and hand searches, because it can rapidly help security officers comprehensively detect non-metallic threats and explosives, as well as metal objects. In addition, the system, which complies with all US government passenger privacy and safety requirements, is configured to improve overall checkpoint efficiency: to complete the scan, a passenger faces the Secure 1000 Single Pose while front and back scans are generated and within seconds, a computer-aided image is presented for inspection, thereby streamlining the screening process.

Deepak Chopra, the Chairman and CEO of OSI Systems, Rapiscan's parent company, stated: “We are pleased to receive this first order for deployment of the Secure 1000 Single Pose solution at multiple airports throughout the United States. We look forward to assisting TSA in fielding the Secure 1000 Single Pose to improve checkpoint security and efficiency.”
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