Vanderlande’s SCANNOJET ideal for Tallinn Airport

June 07, 2017

Tallinn Airport has selected Vanderlande’s latest generation of SCANNOJET passenger checkpoints for its new security screening area. Vanderlande was preselected for the contract based on its reputation and experience as a systems integrator. During a highly competitive bidding and evaluation process, the company was chosen for its most cost-effective solution.

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TSA approves Vanderlande-Optosecurity Automated Screening Lane

Veghel, the Netherlands-Boston, MA, United States, 8 June 2017 – Vanderlande, along with integrated remote screening software partner, Optosecurity Corp., have been notified that their integrated ASL system has been approved by the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) to proceed to airport operational deployments after successful completion of TSA’s integration assessment testing. Vanderlande and Optosecurity’s ASL will be deployed for Operational Readiness Tests at U.S. Category-X airports this summer. 

Vanderlande’s SCANNOJET and Optosecurity’s eVelocity together successfully passed TSA’s Innovation Task Force’s ASL assessment testing which identifies and supports new capabilities to improve security and address key operational challenges such as passenger wait times at airport checkpoints. The approval makes the Vanderlande and Optosecurity solution available for selection by airport and airline carrier partners for deployment to airport operational assessments.  

“We’re excited to have received TSA approval for our ASL solution” says Vanderlande’s Executive Vice President Airports, Andrew Manship, “and we look forward to providing a new ASL option to US airports and airline carriers when upgrading their security checkpoints. We have every confidence in our SCANNOJET system, and due to its modular design and configuration the Vanderlande and Optosecurity solution delivers proven increases in passenger throughput, enhancements to security and reductions in operational costs at the checkpoint. It will also significantly improve the passenger experience at airports.” 

Nick Porter, Vanderlande’s President Airports, North America, added, “In addition to the unique design advantages of the SCANNOJET ASL, Vanderlande’s strategy is to focus on the entire solution. We are debuting new innovations for fast installation and comprehensive service that will distinguish our solution above others, ensuring real benefits for Vanderlande’s US checkpoint customers, now and in the future.”

“Optosecurity’s eVelocity solution powers and enables the integration of Vanderlande’s SCANNOJET ASL and is another example of how we support our aviation security partners,” said Tim Mathews, Chief Executive Officer and President of Optosecurity. “eVelocity is an agnostic solution that gives airports, airlines and regulators the ability to choose and integrate the best of breed checkpoint technologies. More importantly, we can now provide TSA with a proven remote screening solution and a common user interface to reduce overall training costs.”
 

 

About of Vanderlande
Vanderlande is the global market leader for value-added logistic process automation at airports, and in the parcel market. The company is also a leading supplier of process automation solutions for warehouses in the e-commerce, food retail and fashion sectors. 
As such, 12 of Europe’s top 20 e-commerce businesses and many distribution firms already have confidence in Vanderlande’s efficient and reliable solutions. The company’s baggage handling systems move 3.7 billion pieces of luggage around the world per year, in other words 10.1 million per day. Its systems are active in 600 airports including 13 of the world’s top 20.  More than 39 million parcels are sorted by its systems every day, which have been installed for the world’s leading parcel companies. 

The company focuses on the optimization of its customers’ business processes and competitive positions. Through close cooperation, it strives for the improvement of their operational activities and the expansion of their logistical achievements. Vanderlande’s extensive portfolio of integrated solutions – innovative systems, intelligent software and life-cycle services – results in the realization of fast, reliable and efficient automation technology. 

Established in 1949, Vanderlande has more than 5,000 employees, all committed to moving its customers’ businesses forward at diverse locations on every continent. With a consistently increasing turnover of more than one billion euros, it has established a global reputation over the past six decades as a highly reliable partner for value-added logistic process automation.

For more information, please contact:

Katja Jansen, Manager Corporate Communications & PR
T +31 (0)6 10 55 46 39  |  E  Katja.Jansen@vanderlande.com  |  Wwww.vanderlande.com


About Optosecurity
Optosecurity is a leader in operational efficiency and threat detection for checkpoint security in airports and other critical infrastructure.  Optosecurity’s eVelocity software suite was the world’s first solution specifically designed to support centralized image processing or remote screening of checkpoint operations; redefining airport security, business models and delivering concrete gains in efficiencies. 

Optosecurity’s solutions and unparalleled expertise, support, and services have been deployed to over 170 checkpoint security lanes worldwide and have screened more than 100 million passengers to date. 
 
For more information, please contact:

Gabrielle Bouchard, Marketing & Communications Advisor
T+1 418 653 7665 ext.116  |  E  gbouchard@optosecurity.com  |  Wwww.optosecurity.com

 

Optosecurity & STI bring customized security training software to remote screening

Optosecurity and STI collaborate

Quebec City, Canada, April 11, 2017 – Optosecurity, leading provider of remote screening (or Centralized Image Processing) solutions for Aviation Security Checkpoints, and  STI Security Training International GmbH, security training specialists offering computer-and web-based training solutions, collaborate to bring the aviation security industry a new training tool for airports deploying eVelocity.
 
Optosecurity and STI’s joint efforts aim to improve the efficiency of the screening staff training by developing a computer-based security training software specific to eVelocity.  STI Security Training International GmbH's training software OTS (Operator Training System) premium and OTS online are among the world's leading products in the field of X-ray image interpretation.  STI’s OTS X-ray image interpretation training software will be adapted according to Optosecurity´s eVelocity GUI (Graphical User Interface) and image format.  This customization will ensure that screeners get the best training possible while meeting TIP (Threat Image Protection) training requirements and improving overall checkpoint’s security level.
 
"We are pleased to work with STI to bring customized security training software to airports using our eVelocity remote screening solutions," says Tim Mathews, President & Chief Executive Officer for Optosecurity. He adds, "it will simplify refresher training for security staff who are already familiar using the eVelocity GUI on a daily basis.”
 
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.
 
The company’s unparalleled expertise, support, and services are known worldwide as their products have been deployed on over 170 Checkpoint security lanes worldwide and have screened more than 40 million passengers to date.
 
Optosecurity Media Contact:
Gabrielle Bouchard, Marketing & Communications Advisor, gbouchard@optosecurity.com, +1 418 653 7665 ext.116
 
About STI Security Training International GmbH
STI Security Training International GmbH was founded in 2001 and is a successful security training company that offers instructor-led training seminars, consultancy services and computer-and web-based training solutions. The company's own training software OTS (Operator Training System) premium and OTS online are among the world's leading products in the field of X-ray image interpretation. This training software is used by authorities, airport operators, airlines and in judicial authorities and the industry worldwide.
 
STI’s portfolio is completed by the implementation of passenger screening services at several German airports, as well as air cargo inspections that are carried out in several company-owned air cargo control centers throughout Germany.
 
STI Security Training International GmbH Media Contact:
Andreas Hornig, Director Sales & Marketing, andreas.hornig@sti-training.com, +49 6122 59834-23
 

Optosecurity takes part in Multiplex Screening trial in Cologne Bonn Airport

Optosecurity is proud to announce that the Multiplex Screening capability recently deployed as part of the Cologne Airport “Easy Security” trial is based on its eVelocity Central Image Processing (CIP) solution.  The “Easy Security” trial is part of the cooperation between the German Federal Ministry of the Interior, and the German Aviation Association (BDL) to improve and optimize the processes of passenger management and security procedures.

The trial taking place in Terminal 1 of Cologne Bonn Airport has implemented two state of the art advanced passenger screening lanes with Optosecurity Remote Screening, replacing four conventional passenger checkpoint lanes to verify the overall performance and increased throughput that can be attained. The integrated Central Image Processing (CIP) technology enables multiplex screening of hand baggage and allows airports to enhance security whilst increasing throughput and reducing operational costs.

Michael Garvens, Chairman of the Cologne Bonn Airport Management Board commented that the “Easy Security” project was an "absolute quantum leap in control technology". 

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

Optosecurity Launches New Remote Screening Software Suite

Optosecurity launches its new remote screening solution eVolution, addressing an unmet need in the aviation security industry.

Otherwise called centralized image processing, or multiplexing, remote screening improves the operational efficiency of security checkpoints as it provides airports with improved performance and flexibility. Already deployed on over one hundred and fifty aviation checkpoint security lanes around the world, Optosecurity’s innovative technology has proven its efficiency with eVolution’s premium counterpart eVelocity, which helped multiple airports significantly reduce operational costs, increase passenger throughput, and improve security. The new entry level solution is more than welcomed in today’s aviation industry as pressure continues to grow worldwide to comply with security requirements and ensure customer satisfaction whilst passenger traffic is swelling and facilities are reaching full capacity. 

Progress is now within reach thanks to eVolution.  “We wanted to provide an affordable option for smaller airports and for employee screening that could help save money while reducing the insider collusion threats and increasing security overall.  I believe eVolution does just that.””, said CEO Tim Matthews. Targeting airports with lower passenger volume as well as staff screening at all airports, the software will provide its customers with a remote screening solution tailored to their needs and context.


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.

 

Media contact: Roxane Beauchesne (rbeauchesne@optosecurity.com)

Optosecurity’s Remote Screening Technology Deployed In Bristol Airport

Bristol Airport

Bristol Airport

Quebec City, August 11, 2016 – Optosecurity is proud to announce the deployment of an integrated remote screening solution in Bristol Airport. Expecting a record-breaking passenger volume in 2016, the airport chose to rely on cutting-edge technologies to provide its customers with faster and more efficient service.
 
England’s third largest regional airport introduced remote screening as part of a major terminal expansion project representing a £ 24 million investment. The software suite based on Optosecurity’s innovative technology enables remote screening of hand baggage for multiple security checkpoints and allows airports to enhance security whilst significantly reducing operational costs. Otherwise known as Centralized Image Processing, the solution is expected to increase throughput and improve passenger experience thanks to its eventual introduction on 12 automated lanes by November 2016. 


Currently on trial on 10 lanes, the system has already proven its efficiency in other leading European airports such as Schiphol and Brussels, where Optosecurity’s flagship product, eVelocity, generated significant throughput increase and overall improvement in threat identification.


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.

 

Optosecurity Hires New General Manager to Expand North America and Asia Pacific Business

QUEBEC CITY, August 3, 2016 - Optosecurity, a world leader in checkpoint security, is proud to announce that Mr. Douglas Deihl is joining the company as General Manager to lead the expansion in the Americas & Asia Pacific markets.


Mr. Deihl brings more than 15 years of international business experience gained through senior leadership roles within global companies and associations, such as Analogic and General Electric.

“We are extremely fortunate to have Doug join our team” commented Timothy Mathews, CEO of Optosecurity. “His vast experience within the aviation industry and his knowledge of the North-American market will be greatly beneficial to Optosecurity.”


Prior to joining Optosecurity, Mr. Deihl managed international commercial relationships for Analogic for more than five years, a position that also brought him to sit as the Vice Chairman of Airport Consultants Council (ACC) Safety and Security Committee.

“I’m pleased to join the Optosecurity team and look forward to working with our industry partners to improve passenger experience, enhance security and reduce operating costs at the checkpoint.  As the only truly technology agnostic remote screening solutions on the market, our products enhance the capabilities of checkpoints and integrate with multiple Automated Screening Lane suppliers and x-ray systems”, said Mr. Deihl.


Mr. Deihl is a graduate of the General Electric’s preeminent post-MBA sales & marketing leadership development program (Experienced Commercial Leadership Program) and holds a MBA from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill – Kenan-Flagler Business School. Mr. Deihl graduated from Connecticut College with a BA in Economics and Psychology.


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.

 

Optosecurity named one of Deloitte’s Technology Fast 50™ companies

[Quebec, November 13, 2015] — Optosecurity is named as one of Canada’s fastest growing technology companies in the 18th annual Deloitte Technology Fast 50™ awards for demonstrating bold innovation, dedicated leadership and strong growth.  Optosecurity ranked 16 for its significant growth in revenue from 2011 to 2014.  


The Deloitte Technology Fast 50™ program celebrates leaders in the Canadian technology industry and tracks the successful growth of Canadian-grown leaders. The program augments the broader Deloitte North American Technology Fast 500™ initiative with winners automatically eligible for this elite ranking.  Optosecurity is also named as one of Deloitte’s Technology Fast 500™ in North America. 


Optosecurity's CEO Mr. Tim Mathews, credits an innovative product paired with a clear market and customer focus for the company's increased growth.  Mathews said, “We work very hard to understand our customers’ challenges and collaborate closely with them to bring solutions that fulfill their needs.” 

“Fast 50 companies are innovators that transform great ideas into stunning realities,” said Robert Nardi, Technology, Media and Telecommunications Managing Partner for Deloitte Canada. “Their passion and determination makes them all inspiring success stories. They are vital to the Canadian technology sector.” 


To qualify for the Deloitte Technology Fast 50™ ranking, companies must have been in business for at least four years, have revenues of at least $5 million, be headquartered in Canada, own proprietary technology, conduct research and development activities in Canada and invest a minimum of five percent of gross revenues in R&D. 


About the Deloitte Technology Fast 50™ – The Deloitte Technology Fast 50™ program is Canada’s pre-eminent technology awards program. Celebrating business growth, innovation and entrepreneurship, the program features three distinct categories including the Technology Fast 50™ Ranking, Companies-to-Watch Awards (early-stage Canadian tech companies in business less than four years, with the potential to be a future Deloitte Technology Fast 50™ candidate) and the Leadership Awards (companies that demonstrate technological leadership and innovation within the industry.) Program sponsors include Deloitte, Bank of Montreal, Bennett Jones, OMERS Ventures and Vistara Capital Partners. For further information, visit www.fast50.ca. 


About Deloitte’s 2015 Technology Fast 500™ –  Technology Fast 500, conducted by Deloitte & Touche LLP, provides a ranking of the fastest growing technology, media, telecommunications, life sciences and energy tech companies – both public and private - in North America. Technology Fast 500 award winners are selected based on percentage fiscal year revenue growth from 2011 to 2014. In order to be eligible for Technology Fast 500 recognition, companies must own proprietary intellectual property or technology that is sold to customers in products that contribute to a majority of the company's operating revenues. Companies must have base-year operating revenues of at least $50,000 USD or CD, and current-year operating revenues of at least $5 million USD or CD. Additionally, companies must be in business for a minimum of four years, and be headquartered within North America.


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.

 

Long-time development and technology partner of Amsterdam Airport Schiphol

ACI Europe Airport Business published their Summer Edition on June 24, 2015 featuring an article entitled 'The Schiphol Security Experience - a new benchmark for airport security' which highlights Optosecurity's involvement in the project to centralise security at AMS.

Optosecurity, a long-time development and technology partner of Amsterdam Airport Schiphol, also had a key role to play and from the very outset worked alongside the airport project team and other partners on the design and delivery of the final solution.

The company’s eVelocity solution has already been deployed at 15 lanes as part of the VFilter1 project, enabling the airport to improve screener efficiency and performance, and optimise operations by reducing the number of screeners required. This is achieved by moving them away from the lanes and into a dedicated remote screening room, where they can view the X-ray images in a quieter environment.

Tim Mathews, President and Chief Operating Officer, Optosecurity, said: “By removing screening from the often noisy and busy environment of the lane itself, screeners can focus their attention on the X-ray image in front of them and make the best security decision possible. Likewise, having a dedicated team of screeners focused exclusively on the task at hand and working more efficiently means that fewer screeners are required to operate the checkpoint and cope with passenger flow.”

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