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New body scanner tested at airport

The Airports of Thailand (AOT) began a one-month test yesterday of a new body scanner at Suvarnabhumi.

The GEN2 is said to offer a secure and discreet method for detecting hidden items, such as explosives, weapons, contraband, stolen electronic items or restricted good like bottles of liquid or gels.

It is made by Brijot Imaging Systems Inc and imported by Law Enforcement Technology Solutions Co Ltd.

The manufacturer says it does not reveal passengers’ physical details or cause them any radioactive harm, because it uses a ‘passive radiometric scanning’ technique.

The GEN2 relies on a millimetre-long wave imaging system and can do full motion and real-time passive scans. Each unit costs Bt3.5 million.

For screening, passengers have to stand without their wristwatch and coat or outer garments in front of the GEN2, before turning around for 5-10 seconds for a full scan, without security guards touching people’s bodies.

The Nation

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