Morpho awarded Portugal airports contract for 74 Itemiser 4DX explosives trace detectors
Andover, MA, September 17 - Morpho (Safran), through its subsidiary Morpho Detection, today announced a contract awarded to its local partner MicroSegur by Portugal airports operator Vinci/ANA Aeroportos de Portugal to supply and service 74 Itemiser® 4DX explosives trace detectors (ETD).
Following competitive testing closely supported by MicroSegur, Itemiser 4DX was selected to meet the requirements of new EU legislation for enhanced explosives screening of passengers at five airports throughout Portugal. Building on 15 years of Itemiser systems protecting travelers at leading global aviation hubs, Itemiser 4DX quickly detects and identifies trace amounts of explosives on skin, clothing, carried items, bags, vehicles and other surfaces.
“Growing airport operators like Vinci/ANA Aeroportos de Portugal depend on stability and reliable detection solutions to quickly screen passengers and Morpho is thrilled they have selected Itemiser 4DX,” said Karen Bomba, president and CEO, Morpho Detection. “The detection capabilities of Itemiser 4DX, combined with rapid response and maintenance services provided by local partners including MicroSegur in Portugal, has created an unmatched, end-to-end industry solution.”
Optimized for ease-of-use and mobility, Itemiser 4DX eliminates the administrative, regulatory, storage and shipping requirements associated with a radiation-emitting trace detection source. By leveraging long-life consumables and internal calibration, Itemiser 4DX seeks to minimize operational costs for airports and air cargo facilities, law enforcement agencies and government and critical infrastructure installations.
Currently approved for passenger and cargo screening throughout European Civil Aviation Conference’s (ECAC) 44 member nations, more than 800 Itemiser 4DX ETD have been shipped to airports throughout Europe. More than 23,000 Morpho ETD systems have been supplied to airports, air cargo facilities, law enforcement agencies and secure locations worldwide.
Itemiser 4DX will be on display and available for demonstrations in stand 212 Hall B6 at inter airport Europe, October 6-9 in Munich, Germany.
For more information on Morpho’s detection products, visit www.morphodetection.com.
About Morpho Detection
Morpho Detection, part of Morpho, Safran’s (PAR: SAF) security business, is a leading supplier of explosives, narcotics and CBRNE threat detection systems to government, military, air and ground transportation, first responder, critical infrastructure and other high-risk organizations. Morpho Detection integrates computed tomography, trace (ITMS™), mass spectrometry, X-ray and X-ray Diffraction technologies into solutions that can make security activities more accurate, productive and efficient. Morpho Detection’s solutions are deployed to help protect people and property the world over.
Morpho, a high-technology company of Safran, is a global leader in security solutions. The company employs more than 8,400 people in 40 countries and reported revenues of 1.5 billion euros in 2013. Morpho's unique expertise lies in providing cutting edge security solutions for government identity, public security, critical infrastructure, transportation and business markets. Morpho is the world leader in multibiometric identification technologies, biometric identity documents, Automated Biometric Identification Systems (ABIS) and Explosives Detection Systems (EDS). It is one of the leading suppliers of SIM cards, smart cards, trace detection equipment and gaming terminals. With systems operating in more than 100 countries, Morpho's solutions simplify and secure the lives of people around the world.