QinetiQ host first UK live demo of SPO-NX threat detection system
QinetiQ will give the first public UK demonstrations of its SPO-NX standoff threat detection system at the UK Security Expo, London, from 30 November to 1 December 2016.
The system, developed as result of a contract with the Transportation Security Administration(TSA), is capable of quickly screening large groups of people for concealed threats such as Improvised Explosive Devices (IED). It does not require people to stop and turn out their pockets, enabling screening of crowds without inconveniencing the public.
To safeguard privacy, SPO-NX does not generate any image of bodily characteristics beneath the subject’s clothing. Instead, it displays a threat level when it detects the presence of an anomalous object concealed on an individual, so that law enforcement or security personnel can investigate further. The system is entirely passive and does not emit any radiation, so is completely safe.
Colin, SPO-NX Product Manager, said:
“The law enforcement community has been asking for this solution for many years. Under the supervision of the TSA, some police teams in the USA have already been trialling SPO-NX at special events and on some of the country’s busiest mass transit systems.”
Colin will be demonstrating the capability in the Securing Crowded Places Immersive Demonstrator at the beginning of the show as crowds arrive, and during Technology Workshops and Live Demonstrations on Wednesday afternoon.
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