Smiths Detection To Provide Screening Systems For Military World Games In Brazil
Smiths Detection recently announced it will provide advanced X-ray screening systems to enhance security at the 5th Military World Games being held in Brazil in July. The multi-sport competition for military athletes is organized by the International Military Sports Council (CISM).
Smiths Detection, working with local partner EBCO Systems, will provide 15 HI-SCAN X-ray inspection systems for the duration of the event in Rio de Janeiro. The security systems will be used in a wide variety of applications including checkpoint screening at venue entrances as well as inspecting food, mail and merchandise entering the secure premises of the athletes’ village.
“We are the only provider of X-ray solutions for these games, a testament to the quality, reliability and cost-effectiveness of our state-of-the art detection technology,” said Eduardo Parodi, director of sales and Marketing for Latin America and Caribbean, Smiths Detection. “We supplied similar systems to the 2007 Pan American Games in Rio, underlining Smiths Detection’s status as a trusted partner in securing major events in Latin America.”
Smiths Detection technology has been used to protect many other high-profile sporting events including the 2010 Commonwealth Games in New Delhi, the 2010 FIFA World Cup in South Africa, the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver, Canada, and the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing.