MAY 16--InVision Technologies Inc. (Newark, CA; www.invision-tech.com) has received purchase orders for multiple explosives-detection systems (EDSs) valued at approximately $17.5 million from two customers in France--Aeroports de Paris (ADP) and Service Technique des Bases Aeriennes (STBA). The orders call for models CTX 2500 and CTX 9000DSi EDSs to be delivered through the fourth quarter of 2003.
ADP operates the Charles de Gaulle and the Orly International airports in the French capital. STBA is responsible for the technical evaluation of aviation security technology throughout France. STBA also purchases equipment for many French airports. These new orders are placed under existing master contracts with both customers, which were announced previously.
"We are delighted to receive these new orders from our French customers, continuing the strong international order flow we have experienced since last September," said Sergio Magistri, president and chief executive officer of InVision. "France is working under the highest standards of explosives detection for checked baggage, and both ADP and STBA have been steadily building up detection infrastructure with our equipment. France is our second biggest customer worldwide."
The CTX 9000DSi EDS is the only FAA-certified EDS designed with a meter-wide aperture for integration into automated baggage-handling systems. These automated systems allow for maximum throughput speeds with minimum operator involvement. The CTX 2500 model is best suited for stand-alone lobby installations.
InVision has sold CTX model EDS in Europe since 1994. As of March 31, 2002, InVision has shipped more than 77 systems for installation throughout the European continent.