Rapiscan Systems has launched its Rapiscan Eagle T60, a trailer mounted, drive through, high energy X-ray cargo inspection system for rapid deployment at ports, border crossings and checkpoints. The system, which helps detect contraband and threats such as explosives, weapons or narcotics in cargo, provides high throughput of vehicles and cargo scanned and reduced operating costs for operators. The Eagle T60 incorporates Rapiscan’s 6 MeV X-ray imaging technology and can be deployed in minutes in response to any changing operational requirements. The system has two portal scan modes, a high energy scan, where only cargo is scanned as it moves through the inspection tunnel at 3-8km/h, or, with the optional CabScan mode, a low energy, low dose X-ray source is used to scan the drivers cab, switching automatically to a high energy source after the cab area has moved through the 5.1m high inspection boom. ” Scanning cargo and vehicles at a busy port, border crossing or any inspection site can be a demanding and costly operation. The need for a rapid deployment of a solution at challenging sites across the globe to effectively scan dense cargo at high volumes is of paramount importance to customs inspectors” says Frank Baldwin, Managing Director at Rapiscan Systems UK.” With the T60 we are addressing this need through the in-house development of a mobile solution that can be deployed at any customer site quickly and effectively, whilst retaining a high volume of throughput.” The unit, which can be used in all weather conditions, can be towed to an inspection site so that vehicles can be scanned as they drive through the deployed boom, whilst up to four on-board operators can review the scanned X-ray images in the ergonomically designed inspection office to facilitate effective scanning at busy ports and cargo locations. The Eagle T60 offers 310mm of Steel Penetration and a Wire Resolution of 1mm, with the optional benefit of Material Separation Technology.
Brian Sims BA (Hons) Hon FSyI, Editor, Risk UK (Pro-Activ Publications) Beginning his career in professional journalism at The Builder Group in March 1992, Brian was appointed Editor of Security Management Today in November 2000 having spent eight years in engineering journalism across two titles: Building Services Journal and Light & Lighting. In 2005, Brian received the BSIA Chairman’s Award for Promoting The Security Industry and, a year later, the Skills for Security Special Award for an Outstanding Contribution to the Security Business Sector. In 2008, Brian was The Security Institute’s nomination for the Association of Security Consultants’ highly prestigious Imbert Prize and, in 2013, was a nominated finalist for the Institute's George van Schalkwyk Award. An Honorary Fellow of The Security Institute, Brian serves as a Judge for the BSIA’s Security Personnel of the Year Awards and the Securitas Good Customer Award. Between 2008 and 2014, Brian pioneered the use of digital media across the security sector, including webinars and Audio Shows. Brian’s actively involved in 50-plus security groups on LinkedIn and hosts the popular Risk UK Twitter site. Brian is a frequent speaker on the conference circuit. He has organised and chaired conference programmes for both IFSEC International and ASIS International and has been published in the national media. Brian was appointed Editor of Risk UK at Pro-Activ Publications in July 2014 and as Editor of The Paper (Pro-Activ Publications' dedicated business newspaper for security professionals) in September 2015. Brian was appointed Editor of Risk Xtra at Pro-Activ Publications in May 2018.