CTX 9000DSi units to be integrated into automated baggage-handling systems

JULY 18--The Transportation Security Administration of the US Department of Transportation (TSA) has ordered 50 model CTX 9000DSi explosives-detection systems (EDSs) and parts to build 50 additional systems of the same model from InVision Technologies Inc. (Newark, CA; www.invision-tech.com).

Jul 18th, 2002

JULY 18--The Transportation Security Administration of the US Department of Transportation (TSA) has ordered 50 model CTX 9000DSi explosives-detection systems (EDSs) and parts to build 50 additional systems of the same model from InVision Technologies Inc. (Newark, CA; www.invision-tech.com). The TSA also has directed InVision to alter the mix of systems ordered previously--to build more CTX 5500DS units and fewer CTX 2500 units. Together, the new order for systems and parts, plus the mix shift on previous orders, are valued at approximately $106.8 million. This order calls for delivery of the completed CTX 9000DSi EDSs by the end of the fourth quarter.

Said Sergio Magistri, InVision's president and chief executive officer, "Prior to this order, the TSA had ordered primarily CTX 5500DS and CTX 2500 models for free-standing, lobby installations. Many US airports are accelerating their plans to deploy in-line or integrated baggage-handling systems. The CTX 9000DSi system is uniquely suited to integrated systems, featuring a 1-m-wide gantry, the industry's largest, designed for smooth transit and inspection of even the largest bags. We believe we will see continuing demand for this model over the next few years."

Since the beginning of this year and including this order, agencies of the TSA have ordered from InVision $438.9 million in completed EDS units and parts to build additional units. InVision also announced that as part of the current purchase orders, the TSA will reimburse certain costs associated with the company's manufacturing ramp-up.

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