American Science and Engineering's Z Portal

BILLERICA, Mass. – June 14, 2012 – American Science and Engineering, Inc. (“AS&E”), a leading worldwide supplier of innovative X-ray detection solutions, announced today the receipt of a follow-on order for a Z Portal cargo and vehicle screening system. The Z Portal system will be used by law enforcement officials to scan vehicles and trucks entering a critical infrastructure facility for explosive threats and contraband.

“AS&E’s Z Portal system is uniquely capable to meet this law enforcement agency’s stringent detection requirements for explosive threats and contraband,” said Anthony Fabiano, AS&E’s President and CEO. “The Z Portal system has a proven track record to protect critical infrastructure, military bases, and border crossings around the world — all while maximizing safety and throughput.”

AS&E’s Critical Infrastructure Inspection Solutions

AS&E has a full range of leading-edge, industry-proven security screening solutions for critical infrastructure that are essential to the function of corporations, governments and national defense organizations around the world. Securing these facilities is crucial to protect the safe operation of facilities for electricity, telecommunications, transportation, water supplies, military, police, banking, hospitals, heating, agriculture, commerce, oil and gas refineries, and national monuments. AS&E systems for cargo, parcel, and personnel screening are deployed worldwide, helping large governments and corporations protect their vital assets.

AS&E’s Z Portal Cargo & Vehicle Screening System: High-Throughput, Drive-Through Inspection
The Z Portal system is the most comprehensive screening system available with multi-view, drive-through screening for left, right, and top-down imaging of cars, vans, trucks, and their cargo. The Z Portal system’s patented Z Backscatter technology provides superior detection capability of explosives, drugs, stowaways, and other contraband. With its compact design, the Z Portal system is ideal for high-traffic locations with space constraints and a high-throughput requirement and is safe for drivers, operators, cargo, and the environment. The relocatable screening system is available in two sizes — one for large trucks, buses, and cargo vehicles, and a smaller size for passenger vehicles. Customers include U.S. Department of Defense, U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Abu Dhabi Customs, and NATO.

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