Narita adds electronic screening capabilities

Japan airports anticipating inbound increase

Following a national directive from the Japan Civil Aviation Bureau to upgrade checkpoint security to comply with international standards, Tokyo’s Narita International Airport has deployed 13 new passenger screening capabilities by Smiths Detection.

Using unique, flat-panel millimetre-wave technology, Smiths Detection stated that the eqo portals allows checkpoints to evolve from mechanical screening to electronically steered technology, offering better image quality and system reliability.

Japan airports anticipating inbound increase

The portals offers a “rapid means” of detecting concealed objects – of materials including metals, liquids and narcotics – using the system’s real-time automated detection interface.

“More than 20 million visitors entered Japan last year and this number is expected to increase due to the Rugby World Cup in 2019 and Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic games in 2020,” commented Nathan Manzi, vice president of Asia Pacific at Smiths Detection.

“For this reason, Japan’s International airports are seeking to increase and strengthen the effectiveness of the security process while ensuring that passengers move quickly and seamlessly through them. Narita selected our eqo solution as it offers a small footprint and the highest passenger throughput comparable to alternative products in the market.”

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