Smiths Detection Signs Agreement With Optosecurity

Watford, 5 June, 2014 - Smiths Detection has signed an agreement with Canada’s Optosecurity to develop and distribute an advanced Checkpoint Enterprise Software Solution which will improve the overall performance of security checkpoints and reduce their operational costs.


The agreement, which followed the signing of a MOU (Memorandum of Understanding) last year, will enable airports to integrate checkpoint technologies for better process control and provide additional capabilities such as remote screening operations.


Ian May, Vice President EMEA Region of Smiths Detection, said:  “The agreement leverages our global base of checkpoint products including X-rays, trace detectors, full body screening devices, and bottle screeners for liquid explosives with Optosecurity’s advanced technology solutions, software development, and rapid implementation. It will improve airport checkpoint throughput and offer significant opportunities for operational benefits".


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 ofSmiths 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.


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 from Canada’s National Optics Institute, a world-class center of expertise in optics and photonics.