Analogic Corporation and L-3 Communications to Upgrade Complete L-3 Examiner Line of Explosives Detection Systems
PEABODY, Mass., Jan. 28, 2010 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Analogic Corporation (Nasdaq:ALOG), a leading provider of medical imaging and aviation security technology, announced today an agreement with L-3 Security & Detection Systems to upgrade the full suite of eXaminer® Explosives Detection Systems (EDSs), including the eXaminer SX and 3DX systems, and the ultra-high-speed eXaminer XLB, to meet the US and International enhanced certification standards. In addition, L-3 placed an order for five XLB systems, which are expected to begin shipping at the end of the third quarter of this fiscal year. Together, the upgrade design work and the XLB equipment orders are valued at approximately $7 million.
The eXaminer family of products utilizes Analogic’s expertise in computed tomography (CT) technology to produce a three-dimensional image of the contents of a piece of luggage, offering unsurpassed ability to detect concealed threats. The revolutionary eXaminer XLB is the first true high-speed CT-based certified EDS system specifically optimized for screening checked baggage at large airports. Capable of scanning up to 1,200 bags per hour (in-line), the eXaminer XLB keeps bags continuously moving through an extra-large, meter-wide bore, making it the fastest in-line baggage scanning system in the world.
Jim Green, president and CEO, said, “We are pleased to be working together with L-3 to bring these state-of-the-art products to the market to address the increased security needs at airports worldwide. The eXaminer family provides a full suite of products that is uniquely positioned to meet evolving threat detection standards and address aviation security needs of the flying public.”
Thomas M. Ripp, president of L-3’s Security & Detection Systems, added, “With Analogic’s proprietary technology, L-3’s certified eXaminer product line meets the critical security needs of airports of all sizes. With these upgrades, the eXaminer SX, 3DX, and XLB will continue to provide the worldwide aviation industry with the best level of detection and operational efficiency available in the market.”
Analogic Corporation is a growth oriented high-technology signal- and image-processing company, providing products and services to original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) and end users in growing medical diagnostics and security markets worldwide. The Company is recognized worldwide for advancing the state of the art in automatic explosives detection, computed tomography (CT), digital radiography (DR), ultrasound, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), and advanced signal processing. For more information, visit www.analogic.com.
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