BILLERICA, Mass. – September 26, 2011 – American Science and Engineering, Inc., a leading worldwide supplier of innovative X-ray detection solutions, announced that the Company has been awarded a $34.9 million order for multiple Z Portal vehicle screening systems. The Z Portal systems will be deployed by officials at multiple border crossings to inspect vehicles and trucks.
“The Z Portal systems will provide our customer with advanced technology to quickly and easily detect narcotics, terrorist weapons, and other contraband,” said Anthony Fabiano, President and CEO. “We’re working very closely with border officials to meet their detection and performance requirements using our unique Z Backscatter technology for border security. The high-throughput and highly effective Z Portal systems offer a comprehensive inspection solution to quickly, effectively, and safely inspect a high volume of cars and trucks at multiple border crossings. This order reinforces the effectiveness of this product in meeting critical detection needs for border security. We are honored to receive this sizeable order from our repeat customer.”
About Z Portal System: Multi-view, High-throughput, Drive-through Detection Capability
AS&E's Z Portal system is a multi-view, drive-through screening system capable of scanning cars, vans, trucks, and their cargo for concealed threats and contraband. With its compact profile, the Z Portal system is ideal for high-traffic locations with space constraints and a high-throughput requirement. The Z Portal system is safe for drivers, operators, cargo, and the environment. The screening system is available in two sizes – one for large trucks, buses, and cargo vehicles, and a smaller size for passenger vehicles.