Optosecurity Wins World’s First Public Tender for Airport-wide Centralized Remote Screening of Cabin Luggage

QUEBEC CITYJuly 15, 2014 /CNW Telbec/ Optosecurity, a world leader in Checkpoint Security productivity solutions, announced today that Brussels Airport, a pioneer in remote screening, has chosen to deploy eVelocity for their new Connector central screening facility. The 25 lane facility will be the first in the world to provide central screening of cabin baggage for the entire airport.  Brussels Airport services more than 21 million passengers per year and this deployment signals a clear endorsement of the benefits of central screening and the operational efficiencies that eVelocity can provide.

“Brussels Airport’s new brand is ‘the Heart of Europe’ ”, says Eric Bergeron, CEO of Optosecurity Inc.  “We are very proud to provide it with the ‘brain power’ that will make the Connector’s centralized remote screening of cabin baggage a new benchmark for airports around the world in terms of efficiency, innovation and passenger facilitation.”

“Remote screening will bring more comfort and efficiency in the screening process to our passengers. This is at the core of our strategy. We’re particularly proud to be the first in the world to implement this in our new Connector building”, adds Arnaud Feist, CEO of Brussels Airport.

Brussels Airport was one of the very first airports to deploy eVelocity for remote screening of passenger cabin baggage.  Since that time, a number of leading airports in Europe have followed suit and embarked on trials of eVelocity.

About Optosecurity Inc.

Headquartered in Canada, Optosecurity Inc. is a leader in operational efficiency and threat detection for checkpoint security in airports and other critical infrastructures.  Optosecurity’s eVelocity software suite is the first in the world to enable centralized remote screening of hand luggage, redefining airport security paradigms and economics, demonstrating proven savings and productivity enhancements.  Optosecurity’s automated threat detection software also enables liquid explosives detection in a cost-efficient way and is certified by European civil aviation authorities.


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Optosecurity Signs Agreement With Smiths Detection

QUEBEC CITYJune 9, 2014 /CNW Telbec/ - Optosecurity and Smiths Detection have signed a long term Definitive Agreement towards developing and distributing an advanced Checkpoint Enterprise Software Solution that improves the overall performance and further cuts operational costs of security checkpoints without compromising regulatory compliance or security. 

This is the second such arrangement between the two companies.  The first agreement, which has been in place for the past two (2) years, is a cooperation agreement for the sale and distribution of Optosecurity's Optoscreener solution, an automated detection software that provides advanced detection algorithms that, when combined with Smiths Detection checkpoint X-ray systems, enable the automated detection of liquid explosives, bottles, weapons, and other advanced risk management solutions.

"We are very pleased to be working with Smiths Detection, a global leader in checkpoint technologies." said Eric Bergeron, President and CEO of Optosecurity. Together the companies bring a business solution to the industry that will positively transform the economics and efficiency of delivering security screening without compromising security.  "Our combined technologies will enable checkpoint efficiencies that increase passenger throughput and lower operating costs, all while maintaining today's stringent security requirements." added Mr. Bergeron.

About Optosecurity Inc.

Optosecurity provides operational efficiency and threat detection solutions for checkpoint security in airports and other critical infrastructure environments. Optosecurity is the first in the world to enable centralized remote screening of hand luggage and provides threat detection software that enables the automated detection of liquid explosives and other threats. Optosecurity solutions are certified by the European Civil Aviation Conference as well as other regulating entities. Founded in 2003 and headquartered in Quebec, Canada, Optosecurity is a technology spin-off fromCanada's National Optics Institute, a world-class center of expertise in optics and photonics.

About Smiths Detection

Smiths Detection offers advanced security solutions in civil and military markets worldwide, developing and manufacturing government-regulated technology products that help detect and identify explosives, chemical and biological agents, radiological and nuclear threats, weapons, narcotics and contraband. It is part of Smiths Group, a global leader in applying integrated, advanced technologies to markets in threat and contraband detection, energy, medical devices, communications and engineered components. Smiths Group employs around 23,000 people in more than 50 countries.

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