Morpho Detection Awarded Lufthansa Airlines Contract for Itemiser DX Trace Detectors
HAMBURG, Germany – November 4, 2014 – Morpho (Safran), through its subsidiary Morpho Detection, today announced a contract with Deutsche Lufthansa AG for 17 desktop Itemiser® DX explosives trace detectors (ETD).
In response to new EU legislation, Lufthansa will deploy Itemiser DX at Munich and Frankfurt Airports for explosives screening of personnel, materials and concessions entering secure areas of airports. Lufthansa Cargo will receive one unit for explosives screening of air cargo at Frankfurt Airport. Lufthansa Cargo will use Itemiser DX to upgrade their current fleet of Morpho Itemiser® ETD, which it has operated for more than 10 years.
A lightweight, portable desktop system, Itemiser DX can detect residue from explosives on skin, clothing, carried items, bags, vehicles and other surfaces.
"Morpho Detection is pleased that Lufthansa has recognized the operational capabilities of Itemiser DX," said Cyril Dujardin, president and CEO, Morpho Detection International. "The ability of Itemiser DX to detect and identify explosives in challenging environments, combined with Morpho's global service capabilities, helps airlines and airports increase return on investment (ROI) by ensuring peak performance and maximum system uptime."
During operational testing closely supported by local partner ELP GmbH, Itemiser DX was selected following competitive operational testing for its detection capabilities and Morpho's ability to provide a comprehensive solution including service and consumables.
"After extensive testing, we selected Itemiser DX to meet our high standards for safety and efficiency. Working with Morpho Detection has helped Lufthansa enhance screening capabilities without impacting the movement of personnel, goods or air cargo," said Peter Andres, vice president, Corporate Security, Lufthansa Group.
First introduced in 2009 and currently certified by seven global regulatory agencies, more than 5,000 Itemiser DX units have been deployed to airport checkpoints, checked baggage and air cargo screening facilities, critical infrastructure and secure locations around the world.
For more information on Morpho's detection products, visit www.morpho.com/detection * * * About Morpho
Morpho, a Safran company, is a global leader in security solutions. We employ more than 8,400 people in 40 countries. In 2013, we reported revenues of 1.5 billion euro of which 9% was dedicated to R&D. Our unique expertise lies in providing cutting edge security solutions for Civil Identification, Public Security, Transport and Border Control, Critical Infrastructure, Digital ID and Smart Transactions markets. We are the world leader in biometric identity solutions, automated identification systems based on fingerprint, iris and face recognition, and Computed Tomography (CT)-based Explosives Detection Systems (EDS) for hold baggage. We are one of the leading suppliers of trace detection solutions for the aviation market, road safety solutions, SIM cards, banking cards and gaming terminals. With integrated systems operating in more than 100 countries, our solutions secure and simplify the lives of people around the world. About Morpho Detection
Morpho Detection, part of Morpho, Safran's (PAR: SAF) security business, is a leading supplier of explosives and narcotics and chemical, radiological, and nuclear detection systems for government, military, air and ground transportation, first responder, critical infrastructure and other high-risk organizations. Morpho Detection integrates computed tomography, Raman spectroscopy, trace (ITMS™), mass spectrometry, X-ray and X-ray Diffraction technologies into solutions that can make security activities more accurate, productive and efficient. Morpho Detection's solutions are deployed to help protect people and property the world over. For more information:
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