RAPISCAN: FAA ORDER FOR SECURE 1000 PERSONAL BODY-SCANNER SYSTEMS.
Rapiscan Security Products, Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of OSI Systems OSI Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: OSIS) is a worldwide company based in California that develops and markets security and inspection systems such as airport security X-ray machines and metal detectors, medical monitoring and anesthesia systems, and optoelectronic devices. , Inc. (Nasdaq:OSIS OSIS Open Source Information System (now Intelink-U; US DOD)
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The Company currently has several Secure 1000 units placed with United States United States, officially United States of America, republic (2005 est. pop. 295,734,000), 3,539,227 sq mi (9,166,598 sq km), North America. The United States is the world's third largest country in population and the fourth largest country in area. Customs at various U.S. airport locations.
The FAA is purchasing these five Secure 1000 systems in order to study their potential for enhancing security at the nation's airports. The study will be conducted at the FAA's William J. Hughes William John "Bill" Hughes (born October 17, 1932) is an American Democratic Party politician from New Jersey. He represented New Jersey's At-large congressional district in the United States House of Representatives for 20 years. Technical Center in Atlantic City, New Jersey “Atlantic City” redirects here. For other uses, see Atlantic City (disambiguation).
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In recent testimony before the Aviation Subcommittee of the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure on Aviation Security, Andreas Kotowski, Rapiscan's Chief Technical Officer, recommended that the Secure 1000 be implemented as a key security measure because its technology can disclose all types of contraband concealed on the body, even under clothing and hair, including plastic weapons, ceramic weapons, and explosives; not only metallic items.
"The Secure 1000 is an unparalleled solution for the detection of potential threats that are carried on a person's body," said Deepak Chopra Deepak Chopra (Hindi: दीपक चोपड़ा; born October 22, 1946) is an Indian medical doctor and writer. He has written extensively on spirituality and diverse topics in mind-body medicine. , Chairman and CEO (1) (Chief Executive Officer) The highest individual in command of an organization. Typically the president of the company, the CEO reports to the Chairman of the Board. of OSI Systems. "It has the ability to detect non-metallic objects such as ceramic or graphite weapons, plastic explosives, or threats stored in glass containers. Its small footprint and rapid throughput would allow the system to be rapidly deployed at secure installations as a solid complement to X-ray baggage scanners and walk-through metal detectors."
The Secure 1000 is a cutting-edge security and detection product, providing comprehensive and highly-detailed body searches in seconds, without the need for time-consuming, inefficient and potentially demeaning de·mean 1
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To conduct or behave (oneself) in a particular manner: demeaned themselves well in class. and dangerous hands-on body searches by security personnel. The individual being searched steps in front of the Secure 1000 for a rapid "hands-off" body scan, and the results are displayed on the Secure 1000's high-resolution color monitor, to be viewed by the Secure 1000's operator from a secure remote location.
The Secure 1000's proprietary computer processing creates a computer image of the scanned individual to show the shape, size and location of objects concealed under the person's clothing. In addition to metallic items, the Secure 1000 is able to detect such items as dynamite, C-4, ceramics, graphite fibers, plastic, packaged narcotics narcotics n. 1) techinically, drugs which dull the senses. 2) a popular generic term for drugs which cannot be legally possessed, sold, or transported except for medicinal uses for which a physician or dentist's prescription is required. , bundled currency, and even wooden objects.
The Secure 1000 achieves its advanced detection capabilities through the use of extremely low-level and safe X-Ray technology. One complete body scan by the Secure 1000 is equal to approximately 6 microREMs of radiation, equivalent to what a person would receive from watching television for a few minutes, and is less than 1% of the minimum natural level of background radiation that all people are exposed to every day.