MARCH 15--Two OSI Systems Inc. (Hawthorne, CA; www.osi-systems.com) security systems--the Secure 1000 Body Scanner and the Dual View X-ray System--were unveiled yesterday at an Advanced Technology Checkpoint test site at Orlando International Airport.
The checkpoint is jointly organized by the Greater Orlando Aviation Authority in conjunction with the National Safe Skies Alliance (Safe Skies). Orlando International Airport was selected by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and Safe Skies as the first operational test site for an "Advanced Technology Checkpoint." This program will encompass operational testing and evaluation of new technologies designed to better screen passengers and carry-on items prior to boarding an aircraft.
The Secure 1000 provides comprehensive and thorough body searches in seconds, without the need for time-consuming, inefficient, and potentially demeaning and dangerous hands-on body searches by security personnel. The individual being searched steps in front of the Secure 1000 for a rapid "hands-off" body scan, and the results are displayed on the Secure 1000's high-resolution color monitor, to be viewed by the Secure 1000's operator from a secure remote location.
The Secure 1000's proprietary computer processing creates a computer representation of the scanned individual to show the shape, size, and location of objects concealed under the person's clothing. In addition to metallic items, the Secure 1000 is able to detect such items as dynamite, C-4, ceramics, graphite fibers, plastic, packaged narcotics, bundled currency, and even wooden objects.