PARIS: Toulouse-Blagnac Airport in southern France is to deploy Checkpoint.Evo, a newly launched innovative software solution that greatly enhances the inspection and integration capacities of security checkpoints.
It will be the first French airport to install the system, developed by Smiths Detection in partnership with Optosecurity of Canada. Deployment is due for completion by July 2015 at the international airport which handled around 8 million passengers last year.
Checkpoint.Evo connects individual sensors to a fully networked checkpoint system to provide real-time data collection, distribution and management that improves both the inspection process and operational efficiency.
Kevin Riordan, Capability Manager of Smiths Detection, said: “Checkpoint.Evo will significantly improve Toulouse-Blagnac Airport’s operational efficiency and checkpoint effectiveness, enhancing the overall passenger experience as a result. We look forward to working closely with them to ensure the operational benefits of this new integrated system are maximised.”
The centralised remote screening helps speed up inspection of hand luggage because image evaluation and alarm resolution from, for instance, x-ray scanners can be centrally monitored away from the noise and distractions of the checkpoint.
In addition, advanced recheck functions electronically mark suspicious areas in bags to enable a more focused search for illegal items by on-the-spot operators, resulting in faster throughput and reduced queuing times.
Checkpoint.Evo’s data management capabilities offer real-time and historical data for analysis and reporting which allows airport operators to share information and monitor