Thruvision, the leading provider of next-generation people-screening
solutions, today announced it has been selected by Los Angeles World
Airports (LAWA) to provide a critical layer of security for employee
screening. With this announcement, LAWA joins the ranks of premier
airport systems in the U.S. and around the world that have chosen
Thruvision’s safe, respectful, effective technology to augment its
screening program and proactively address potential issues that could
Thruvision’s proven passive terahertz technology reveals items hidden
under outerwear and clothing. The technology can detect any concealed
item – metallic or non-metallic; it can screen up to 2000 individuals
per hour; it is mobile and can be deployed on an as-needed basis; and
cannot see any anatomical detail.
“LAWA is addressing the safety and security needs of its airports
without impeding the speed of commerce,” said Kevin Gramer, Vice
President of Thruvision, Americas. “By choosing Thruvision technology,
LAWA further demonstrates its leadership and provides guidance for best
practices in aviation screening to the industry. Emerging and evolving
threats in airport environments are well-documented and Thruvision is
proud to play a part in securing U.S. airports.”
There are more than 4 billion passengers moving through global airports
annually and according to the Wall Street Journal, there are “an
estimated 950,000 employees of airlines, airports, vendors,
concessionaires and regulators that have access to secure areas” in U.S.
Thruvision technology measures the thermal energy emitted by the human
body, showing objects that block that energy as dark spots on the body’s
thermal outline, an image often termed the “green ghost”. Unlike other
high power stand-off body scanners, Thruvision is completely safe and
respectful, and as a passive technology, does not require certification
to prove it does not cause radio interference with other safety critical
systems. For more information, please visit www.thruvision.com.
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, D.C.
and near Oxford, England.
For more information, please visit www.thruvision.com.