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First QPS scanner installed in Ireland

by Andy Clutton

Rohde & Schwarz has installed a Quick Personnel Security (QPS) scanner at Kerry Airport, Farranfore, Ireland, enabling a high throughput, enhanced security and increased safety for airport customers and staff. The airport has chosen the R&S QPS201 launched earlier in 2020, becoming the first Rohde & Schwarz security scanner installation in Ireland.

Tom O’Driscoll, Chief Security Officer of Kerry Airport, commented: “Now is the right time for this investment in the future of Kerry Airport, to meet the heightened expectations for safety and security within our industry. Having recently installed explosives detection systems for cabin baggage (EDS CB), we are proud to now also adopt [the QPS] technology in Ireland, which will set new standards for service and wellbeing.”

The R&S QPS201 detects all types of potentially dangerous objects whether metal, ceramic, plastic, or liquid. The harmless low-energy millimeter-waves enable personal privacy to be maintained while capturing high-resolution data that enhances threat detection. The system allows an easy, hands-down posture for scanning, which is comfortable while at the same time ensuring effective screening for safety and security.

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