AS&E receives order for 36 Gemini parcel X-ray Inspection systems

Systems to be used to safeguard a high-threat commercial facility in India

BILLERICA, Mass. – April 9, 2012 – American Science and Engineering, Inc., a leading worldwide supplier of innovative X-ray detection solutions, announced today that it has received an order for 36 Gemini parcel and baggage X-ray inspection systems to protect a high-threat commercial facility in India. The Gemini 6040 and Gemini 100100 systems will inspect parcels, baggage, and delivery goods at various checkpoints in the facility. The Gemini system combines two complementary technologies in one comprehensive system for enhanced detection of explosive threats.

"AS&E's Gemini systems will provide an effective solution to inspect small parcels and large packages entering the high profile facility in India," said Anthony Fabiano, AS&E's President and CEO. "The Gemini's unique multi-technology capability provides security officials with the most information about briefcases, packages, and parcels entering the facility with a comprehensive ability to detect both metallic and organic, explosive threats — even in cluttered environments. We are most pleased to be working with this new high profile customer in support of its important security initiatives."

Gemini: Unique Multi-Technology Parcel Inspection Systems

The Gemini parcel inspection system is the lowest cost multi-technology parcel inspection system on the market and the only system to combine AS&E's Z Backscatter™ technology and dual-energy transmission. AS&E's Z Backscatter technology provides enhanced detection of organic materials such as explosives (including sheet and liquid explosives), drugs, and plastic weapons which are easily missed by transmission-only systems in cluttered parcels. Z Backscatter technology's photo-like images are easy to interpret, thereby speeding analysis time, potentially decreasing bags flagged for secondary screening, and reducing operator fatigue. Dual-energy transmission provides outstanding image quality, and enables the quick detection of a wide variety of threats such as guns, knives, and wires for Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDS). In addition, dual-energy offers organic and metallic discrimination. The Gemini 6040, Gemini 7555, and Gemini 100100 systems offer multiple tunnel sizes to inspect air cargo, large packages, break-bulk cargo, mail and other small parcels to meet the security requirements for customs checkpoints, high-threat facilities, building lobbies, air-cargo facilities, and mailrooms.