Aviation Security: Airport Baggage Inspection System and Hold Baggage Screening
The European Commission recently passed legislation requiring that all hold baggage screening in Europe be conducted using ECAC Standard 3-certified EDS. Airports in the UK were required to have these systems in use by 2018. The requirement for the rest of Europe was 2020, with a possible extension until 2022 under specific circumstances.
To comply with the ECAC
Standard 3 and new EDS requirements, the new scanner server needed the
1. Dual processors for increased computing power
2. High memory capacity for data scanning and image buffering
3. Multiple I/O, Ethernet, and system expansion slots that can support high-power graphics cards for integrating equipment controllers and peripheral devices
If any illegal items (such as lithium-ion batteries, lighters, weapons, or narcotics) are detected, the baggage handlers simply click a button and the server sends out a signal to divert the flagged luggage into a restricted inspection room. There, the luggage is opened and checked in greater detail to prevent dangerous objects from being carried onboard the plane.
This process is the same for cargo planes, where scanners are used to detect and prevent the transport of illegal materials.
- Flexible product design and customization service
- Component longevity support and worldwide logistics
Advantech provided a custom
solution that was co-validated with the customer’s products, worldwide logistics,
and an extendable warranty for certain key components. When a customized BIOS,
logo, label, or EMC and safety tests are required, Advantech’s product
divisions always find a solution that satisfies the customer’s needs while meeting
tight scheduling demands.