American Science and Engineering Receives US$7.3 Million Order for Parcel X-Ray System

American Science and Engineering, a provider of X-ray detection technology, announced the receipt of a US$7.3 million follow-on order from a Middle East customer for a quantity of Gemini parcel inspection systems. The order includes service, parts and warranty.


The Gemini parcel inspection system is the lowest cost multitechnology parcel inspection system on the market and the only system to combine AS&E's patented Z Backscatter technology and dual-energy transmission. AS&E's patented Z Backscatter technology provides enhanced detection of organic materials such as explosives (including sheet and liquid explosives), drugs, and plastic weapons which are easily missed by transmission-only systems in cluttered parcels. Z Backscatter technology's photo-like images are easy to interpret, thereby speeding analysis time, potentially decreasing bags flagged for secondary screening, and reducing operator fatigue. Dual-energy transmission provides outstanding image quality, and enables the quick detection of a wide variety of threats such as guns, knives and wires for IEDs. In addition, dual-energy offers organic and metallic discrimination. Together, the Gemini system's two technologies provide the most information available about the contents of a parcel.


The Gemini 6040, Gemini 7555, and Gemini 100100 systems offer multiple tunnel sizes to inspect air cargo, large packages, break-bulk cargo, mail and other small parcels. They meet the security requirements for customs checkpoints, high-threat facilities, building lobbies, air cargo facilities and mail rooms.

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