Reveal Imaging wins TSA deal

Economic stimulus law funds new explosive detection system

The Transportation Security Administration will acquire new explosives detection technology from Reveal Imaging Technologies Inc. under a $30 million contract.

The contract is for Reveal Imaging’s CT-80 DR system. The funding for the project comes from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, the economic stimulus law. company officials said.

The new equipment incorporates enhanced explosive detection technology to provide on-screen viewing capabilities for TSA officers conducting baggage screening, according to Reveal Imaging. The technology is designed to streamline airport procedures for passengers, making it easier to move through ticketing and boarding.

The technology is capable of screening 225 bags per hour, according to the company. The system is designed to inspect checked baggage, carry-on baggage, air freight and parcels in a distributed network of detection machines. The technology makes it possible to send suspect bag images to remote screeners to minimize labor requirements.

Reveal Imaging Technologies is based in Bedford, Mass.

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Doug Beizer is a staff writer for Washington Technology.

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