American Science And Engineering Demonstrates New Parcel Inspection Systems

American Science and Engineering Inc. recently announced the introduction of two new Gemini Parcel Inspection Systems: Gemini 7555 and Gemini 100100. These systems along with the Gemini 6040 provide customers with a selection of systems to inspect everything from mail, baggage and break-bulk cargo within mailrooms, lobbies, checkpoints, airports, high threat facilities and other security-sensitive areas.

A Gemini multi-technology system will be demonstrated at booth 38026.

Gemini continues to be the first and only conventional parcel inspection system to combine multiple technologies -- AS&E’s proprietary Z Backscatter X-ray technology and dual-energy transmission -- allowing operators to obtain the most information about the contents of a parcel.

Operators simultaneously view two images, a Z Backscatter image and a dual-energy image, dramatically increasing the likelihood of finding hidden illegal materials. Gemini’s unique capability to detect both metallic and non-metallic threats -- even in cluttered environments -- makes it an invaluable inspection tool for security officials.

“With the introduction of additional Gemini systems, we are broadening our offering of the only proven multi-technology X-ray solution for screening parcels,” said Anthony Fabiano, AS&E’s president and CEO. “We believe that Gemini’s combination of Z Backscatter and dual-energy transmission provides the most attractive value proposition for parcel inspection available today.”

Gemini is the lowest cost multi-technology parcel inspection system on the market and the only system to combine AS&E’s patented Z Backscatter technology and dual-energy transmission. AS&E’s patented Z Backscatter technology provides enhanced detection of organic materials such as explosives (including sheet and liquid explosives), drugs, and plastic weapons which are easily missed by transmission-only systems in cluttered parcels.

Z Backscatter’s photo-like images are easy to interpret, thereby speeding analysis time, potentially decreasing bags flagged for secondary screening, and reducing operator fatigue. Dual-energy transmission provides outstanding image quality, and enables the quick detection of a wide variety of threats such as guns, knives, and wires for IEDs. In addition, dual-energy offers organic and metallic discrimination. Together, Gemini’s two technologies provide the most information available about the contents of a parcel.

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