L-3 Security & Detection Systems is demonstrating its new ProVision 2 passenger scanner here in the group’s Paris Air Show pavilion (Static E17). The equipment has just completed approval under the European Civil Aviation Conference’s Common Evaluation Process.
“This is our second personnel scanner to meet the EU CEP standard, following the qualification of the widely deployed ProVision ATD last year,” said Thomas Ripp, president of L-3 Security & Detection Systems. The ProVision 2 is image-free, addressing passenger privacy concerns by indicating threats on a generic mannequin image monitored by security personnel. “By highlighting the specific locations of any items discovered, the system allows security personnel to conduct a localized investigation that improves the customer experience and provides a high rate of throughput,” the company noted.
The compact design of the ProVision 2 enables it to fit into checkpoint areas with ceilings as low as eight feet (2.4 m), and it needs less floor space than its ProVision ATD predecessor. The ProVision 2 features an open design that allows passengers to maintain visual contact with their belongings throughout the screening process. More than 1,000 ProVision ATD and ProVision 2 systems are in operation at nearly 250 airports worldwide.