InVision Technologies receives $13.5 million order from Canada

JUNE 13--The Canadian Aviation Transportation Security Administration has ordered additional InVision Technologies Inc. (Newark, CA; www.invision-tech.com) explosives-detection systems for in-line, automated baggage screening.

Jun 13th, 2002

JUNE 13--The Canadian Aviation Transportation Security Administration (CATSA) has ordered additional InVision Technologies Inc. (Newark, CA; www.invision-tech.com) explosives-detection systems (EDSs) for in-line, automated baggage screening. Responsibility for aviation security in Canada has moved to the CATSA from the Canadian Ministry of Transportation, which ordered CTX 9000DSi systems in February 2002. The CATSA order of multiple CTX 9000DSi EDSs is valued at approximately $13.5 million. This order calls for delivery of the systems this year and throughout 2003.

"Our customer in Canada continues to design and install highly automated solutions for its airports," said Sergio Magistri, InVision president and chief executive officer. "The CTX 9000DSi EDS accommodates a 1-m-wide conveyor belt, providing seamless integration with an airport's baggage-handling system. Although these installations require time and modifications to the airport's infrastructure, they are the solution of choice in terms of speed, cost, and passenger convenience."

The manufacturing plant in InVision's Newark facility is now producing approximately 1.5 certified, fully operational systems per business day. A manufacturing subcontractor, CoorsTek, will begin volume production early in the third quarter of this year.

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