Cobalt Light’s Insight100 is one such solution and has been deployed at many of Europe’s airports, as the airports procured new equipment in advance of the deadline.
SORS, the technology used by the Insight100, is said to give false alarm rates of significantly below 1% on non-metallic containers. Systems that are X-ray based or that use the electromagnetic properties of liquids have higher false alarm rates but can often screen metallic containers. Combinations allow all containers to be screened at very low false alarm rates. In trials at London Heathrow and Zurich airports, the Insight100 was part of combinations that had false alarm rates significantly below 1%.
“It is clear that in future more liquids will be screened, with restrictions eventually being removed completely. Using SORS in screening combinations helps enable the relaxation of liquids restrictions due to the extremely low false alarm rates that are achieved,” commented Ken Mann, VP Security Products, Cobalt Light Systems Ltd.