Morpho Awarded Mexico Airports Contract for Hold Baggage Explosives Detection Systems
NEWARK, CA--(Marketwired - July 07, 2015) - Morpho (Safran), through its subsidiary Morpho Detection, today announced a contract assigned to its local partner Segtec by Mexico airport operator Grupo Aeroportuario del Sureste (ASUR) for 14 CTX™ explosives detection systems (EDS).
Under terms of the contract, eight high-speed CTX 9800 DSi™ and six compact CTX 5800™ EDS will be deployed to enhance hold baggage screening and operational capabilities at Cancun International, Cozumel, Veracruz, Villahermosa, Mérida and Oaxaca airports. SEGTEC will supply maintenance and rapid-response service supported by Morpho Detection to ensure peak performance and maximum system uptime.
"We are thrilled that ASUR has recognized the CTX family of EDS as having the detection and operational capabilities needed to meet their growing traffic and security demands," said Karen Bomba, president & CEO, Morpho Detection. "Combined with a global service footprint, Morpho Detection's CTX EDS give airports of all sizes the ability to deploy an automated checked baggage screening program and increase return on investment (ROI) on security infrastructure purchases."
Capable of screening more than 1,000 bags per hour (BPH), Morpho Detection's high-speed CTX 9800 enhances operational efficiencies by screening bags faster and with fewer false alarms. Designed to allow small- and mid-sized airports plan for evolving threats and future expansion, CTX 5800 combines industry-leading imaging and data collection in a smaller and lighter solution.
Morpho Detection's unique Clarity technology, found in both CTX 5800 and CTX 9800, enables both systems to screen checked luggage at higher speeds while continuing to deliver high-resolution 3-D (HD3-D) images of each bag. Both the computed tomography (CT)-based CTX 5800 and CTX 9800 are certified by the U.S. Transportation Security Administration (TSA) and Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) and approved by the European Civil Aviation Conference (ECAC) as meeting EU Standard 3 requirements.
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 for 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.
About Morpho Morpho (Safran) is a global leader in identity and security solutions for an increasingly digital and connected world. We employ more than 8,600 people in 55 countries and generated revenues of more than EUR1.5 billion in 2014. Backed by more than 40 years of experience in biometrics, our unique expertise lies in developing innovative technologies for a wide range of markets and applications for people, governments and business. Morpho contributes to managing identities, protecting borders, detecting threats, supporting law enforcement and providing trusted on-line transactions and services. Our solutions protect identities, ensure safety and safeguard privacy, for easier, everyday lives.