Industry's Most Comprehensive Non-Intrusive Z(R) Backscatter(TM) Personnel Screening System Equipped with Privacy Software to be Tested at Sky Harbor International Airport in Phoenix, Arizona
(BILLERICA, Mass., Dec. 1, 2006) -- American Science and Engineering, Inc. (NASDAQ: ASEI) (AS&E(R)), a leader in X-ray detection technology, announced today that it has been selected by the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) to pilot test its SmartCheck(TM) Personnel Screening System at Sky Harbor International Airport in Phoenix, Arizona. AS&E's SmartCheck system is the industry's most comprehensive personnel X-ray screening system that detects a wide variety of threats concealed on a person, while ensuring privacy.
"We are very proud to have our SmartCheck personnel screening system tested by the TSA at a major U.S. airport," said Anthony Fabiano, CEO of AS&E. "SmartCheck is able to detect the broadest range of threats and contraband hidden on a person -- including metallic and organic materials. And, together with TSA, we've ensured that the system addresses the privacy concerns of the traveling public. The end result is an effective, non-intrusive, and safe passenger screening system for detecting threats such as weapons, explosives, bottles with liquids, and other prohibited items. Air travel safety is a top priority, and we strongly believe SmartCheck will be a major asset in the screening process at today's busy airports."