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Thales HELIXVIEW Airport Scanner Could Soon Save You From Having To Take Out Your Gadgets for Checks

If you're a frequent traveller, you might already know that airport security checks can be quite a hassle. Every time you put your luggage through the scanner, you'll first have to empty it of liquids and electronics, including your smartphone, tablet and laptop, to name a few examples.

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While you could always leave these behind to make that part of the airport process a tad bit faster, you surely wouldn't dream of hopping onboard a flight, especially a long one, without your favourite gadgets to keep you occupied.


Thankfully, Thales has a potential solution to make airport security checks less laborious for travellers. The French aerospace company has debuted the HELIXVIEW, a new airport scanner that saves you from having to take out your gadgets for security checks.

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The compact and lightweight Cabin Baggage Explosive Detection System combines the use of X-ray nanotechnology-based electronic scanning and 3D imaging reconstruction to detect hazardous and illegal items, ranging from explosives, knives, or even weapons that have been dismantled. The machine also leverages artificial intelligence (AI) technology to detect and interpret threats.


"I am sure that passengers will appreciate this new smoother and faster security checks using attractively and

ergonomically-designed systems," said Yannick Assouad, Executive Vice-President Avionics for Thales. "This new technology will bring higher security and comfort with an optimal cost-performance ratio”


Thales touts that the newly launched machine not only offers a higher degree of security but its smaller frame and motionless mechanics makes it easier to maintain and repair. Anything that needs to be replaced can reportedly be done quickly and doesn't need the attention of a lot of airport staff.


The company added that the HELIXVIEW is aiming for certification by the end of 2023, so don't expect to see this exact solution in airports just yet. The product was developed with the support of BPI through the i-demo project initiative.

 
  • French aerospace company Thales has debuted the HELIXVIEW, a new airport scanner that saves you from having to take out your electronic gadgets from your luggage for security checks.

  • The compact and lightweight Cabin Baggage Explosive Detection System combines the use of X-ray nanotechnology-based electronic scanning and 3D imaging reconstruction to detect hazardous and illegal items.

  • The machine also leverages artificial intelligence (AI) technology to detect and interpret threats.

  • The HELIXVIEW is aiming for certification by the end of 2023.



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