Smiths Detection has announced that it will be collaborating with Neural Guard, a provider of AI-based automatic detection algorithms, to integrate the latter’s threat recognition software with Smiths Detection’s HI-SCAN 6040 2-is X-ray scanner.
According to the companies, the integration will be via the common API (application programming interface) developed by EOS (the European Organisation for Security).
The HI-SCAN 6040 2-is X-ray scanner is used in airports and building entrances around the globe to screen bags and other personal items for concealed threats and contraband.
Smiths Detection says that integration with an advanced threat detection software such as Neural Guard’s EyeFox can speed up the screening process by automatically alerting operators to knives, guns, bullets and other threats.
“Automatic threat detection algorithms will transform security screening by making it more accurate and more efficient,” said Cymoril Metivier, Global Director Digital at Smiths Detection.
“Open architecture is an enabler of this by linking together existing infrastructure with software, sensors and algorithms from a choice of suppliers into one integrated system.”