AS&E Awarded Order for Sentry Portal Cargo Inspection System
- From Government Agency in Asia to Scan Air Cargo
American Science and Engineering, Inc. ("AS&E") (Nasdaq:ASEI), a leading worldwide supplier of innovative X-ray detection solutions, announced today the receipt of an order for one Sentry™ Portal cargo screening system from a government agency to protect an airport in Asia. Aviation security officials will use AS&E's Sentry Portal cargo inspection solution to inspect air cargo pallets and containers prior to being loaded onto the aircraft.
"The Sentry Portal's high-throughput, high penetration capability enables aviation security officials to inspect very dense and complex cargo while providing a rapid cycle-time for inspection," said Anthony R. Fabiano, AS&E's President and CEO. "The Sentry Portal system will provide a reliable means of detecting threatening materials and contraband hidden in air cargo containers without impeding the flow of commerce in the high traffic airport environment."
About Sentry Portal System: High-throughput, High-penetration, Drive-through Detection Capability
Using a high-energy transmission X-ray source, the Sentry Portal provides high-penetration into inspected objects — up to 300 mm (12 inches) of steel — and unsurpassed image quality, with a throughput of up to 150 trucks per hour. Safety Assured: Employing technology to avoid scanning the cab of the truck, a robust container locating sub-system ensures safe drive-through operation, so that the driver is never exposed to high-energy X-rays.
Source : American Science and Engineering Inc.