The airport's first explosive trace detection (ETD) equipment, 30 Itemiser
4DX machines from Morpho Detection, was also introduced last year to meet new EU legislation for the enhanced explosives screening of passengers.
For instance, GE's desktop Itemiser
delivers narcotics and explosives detection in seconds using advanced trace technology.
Earlier this month, GE Infrastructure, Security announced that the United States Department of the Interior had deployed several GE EntryScan3 walk-through explosives detection portals and Itemisers to help strengthen the checkpoint security at the Statue of Liberty.
GE Infrastructure Security, a leading manufacturer of explosives trace detection and identification equipment, today announced that 39 GE Itemiser explosives trace detection systems were deployed prior to the recently concluded 2004 Olympic Games in Athens via a contract with the Greek Ministry of Public Order.
GE Infrastructure, Security, a unit of General Electric Company, announced that the United States Transportation Security Administration will utilize GE's Itemiser explosives trace detector for the third and final phase of its Transit and Rail Inspection Pilot (TRIP) program for screening railway passenger baggage for explosives.
The mobile screening operation will utilize three of GE's Itemiser desktop explosives trace detectors.
The company will provide up to 250 ITEMISERs
for screening passenger baggage to major airports all over the United States as part of a contract that could be worth up to $15 million.