Morpho Detection Previews Evolutionary Shoe Scanning Device at Indianapolis International Airport
Indianapolis – July 23, 2010
Morpho Detection, Inc., part of Morpho, Safran group's security business, this week launched a data collection study of its next-generation ShoeScanner™ at Indianapolis International Airport (IND), one of the final steps in preparing this solution for regulatory approvals.
The data collection will take place at Indianapolis International Airport's pre-security Civic Plaza and is expected to provide critical insights into real-world operational requirements. Morpho Detection's latest-technology shoe scanning device (SSD) is designed to detect shoe-borne threats, allowing air travelers to be screened at security checkpoints without the need to remove their shoes.
"We're excited to take this important next step towards the acceptance and adoption of advanced shoe screening technology," said Dennis Cooke, president and CEO, Morpho Detection, Inc. "There is a growing global demand for a convenient and effective shoe scanning option, and we're pleased to offer Indianapolis travelers the opportunity to be part of the final development of this solution."
"The Indianapolis data collection will take us one step closer to the checkpoint of the future – armed with real-world data, we are confident we can deliver highly effective shoe scanners that provide a fast, convenient solution for travelers around the world," said John C. Hill, chief technology officer, Morpho Detection, Inc.
About Morpho Detection, Inc.
Morpho Detection, part of Morpho, a business of the Safran group (PAR: SAF), is a leading supplier of explosives and narcotics detection systems for government, military, air and ground transportation, first responder, critical infrastructure and other high-risk organizations.
Formed in 2009 following Safran Group's acquisition of GE Security's Homeland Protection business, Morpho Detection integrates computed tomography (CT), Raman Spectroscopy, trace (ITMS™ technology), X-ray and X-ray Diffraction technologies into solutions that can make security activities more accurate, productive and efficient. With industry-leading products such as the Itemiser® DX trace detection system, the CTX line of explosive detection systems (EDS), and the StreetLab® Mobile hand-held chemical and biological substance identification unit, Morpho Detection's solutions are deployed to help protect people and property in some of the most important and sensitive world locations.
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