ASHBURN, Va.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Thruvision, the provider of fast, safe and respectful people security screening solutions, today announced it has won a contract from the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) to develop new user interface software for its passive terahertz people-screening technology. The contract is intended ensure Thruvision compliance with federal regulation 49 CFR 1540.107(d), part of FAA Modernization and Reform Act of 2012, which mandates standards for all people-screening technology used at U.S. airport checkpoints.
“Thruvision security screening equipment has been deployed internationally for years because of the tremendous privacy and safety benefit of its passive terahertz technology,” said Kevin Gramer, Vice President of Thruvision, Americas. “Our technology is now a candidate for use at U.S. airports specifically because of those benefits. Thruvision provides fast, safe and respectful screening for all travelers including women, children, men, the elderly, mobility challenged, and transgender individuals. Our aim is to reduce queues and remove the need for physical searches in U.S. airports and we look forward to working with the TSA to help achieve this.”
Thruvision’s people screening technology can quickly and unobtrusively screen passengers at distances up to 25 feet using passive terahertz technology to measure thermal energy coming from the body. Items such as a suicide bomb vest or a gun block these heat emissions, allowing them to be seen against the warmth of the ‘green ghost’ thermal outline for which Thruvision has become known. This means that, unlike existing airport body scanners, Thruvision does not need to capture or record any anatomical detail in order to operate.
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Thruvision is the leading provider of next-generation people-screening technology. Using patented passive terahertz technology, Thruvision is uniquely capable of detecting metallic and non-metallic threats including weapons, explosives and contraband items that are hidden under clothing at distances up to 25ft. Addressing the growing need for fast, safe and effective security, Thruvision has been vetted and approved by the U.S. Transportation Security Administration. More than 200 units have been deployed worldwide in 19 countries over the last five years for applications including mass transit and aviation security, facilities and public area protection, customs, and border control and supply chain loss prevention. Thruvision has offices in Washington, DC and near Oxford, England. For more information, please visit www.thruvision.com.