3DX-RAY launches new vehicle X-ray inspection system

System provides ultra-high sub mm resolution images of entire vehicle with less than ten minutes set up time


Melton Mowbray, UK - 14 July 2009 - 3DX-RAY has announced the SVXi small vehicle x-ray inspection system, a rapid deployment, mobile x-ray system that can be set up and operational in under ten minutes. In comparison, thorough physical searches can take anything up to 8 hours, and up to ten hours to rebuild. As a result the SVXi system can increase throughput in a wide range of security applications such as Customs & Excise, public events and conferences and can also be deployed in EOD incidents to scan suspect vehicles. The system can produce a detailed x-ray image of an entire vehicle (up to the size of a transit van) with sub mm resolution, increasing the probability of detection and reducing the probability of false alarms.

3DX-RAY's innovative system can simply be driven to a site, used and then moved on - producing the image without ever having to touch or move the suspect vehicle - crucial for a safe threat detection operation.

Often operatives are looking for very small objects that are rarely found when conducting a physical search, wasting valuable time. In comparison, the SVXi system utilises 3DX-RAY's line scan technology and can see through up to 30mm of solid steel. With a variety of image processing modes, including mono view, invert view, continuous zoom and pan, image rotatation and histogram analysis, the SVXi system offers 'best in class' image quality. Moreover, the system incorporates 3DX-RAY’s DeepFocus (TM) algorithm to enhance contrast in dark regions whilst still retaining fine-wire contrast with no loss of data. Turn-key operation and automatic calibration also enables security organisations to reduce operator training times.

Designed for maximum flexibility, the SVXi can be mounted on a wide range of transportation from sophisticated multi-terrain vehicles to low cost motorised trailers.

The system is available now from 3DX-RAY.