Copenhagen Airport Deploys 30 Morpho Itemiser 4DX Trace Detectors for Enhanced Explosives Screening

ANDOVER, Mass. Morpho (Safran), through its subsidiary Morpho Detection, today announced a contract with Denmark’s Copenhagen Airport for 30 desktop Itemiser® 4DX explosives trace detectors (ETD).
Using a non-radioactive ionization source and simultaneous, dual-mode detection, Itemiser® 4DX can detect a broad range of current market threat explosives and narcotics without the use of a radioactive source, thereby eliminating certification, licensing, inspection, testing and transportation costs and challenges.

The portable, ergonomic desktop unit features automated internal calibration to help decrease consumables cost, optimize ongoing equipment operation and increase detection accuracy.

The first ETD contract awarded by Copenhagen Airport, Itemiser 4DX was selected following competitive testing to meet the requirements of new EU legislation for enhanced explosives screening of passengers. The next-generation of the industry-leading Itemiser family of desktop ETD, Itemiser 4DX quickly detects and identifies trace amounts of explosives on skin, clothing, carried items, bags, vehicles and other surfaces.

"Morpho Detection is thrilled Copenhagen Airport selected Itemiser 4DX for their first deployment of ETD technology," said Karen Bomba, president and CEO, Morpho Detection. "The field-proven detection capabilities and reliability of the Itemiser platform, combined with Morpho's global service footprint and rapid response capabilities, has created an unmatched, end-to-end industry solution."

Optimized for ease-of-use and mobility, Itemiser 4DX eliminates the administrative, regulatory, storage and shipping requirements associated with a radiation-emitting trace detection source. By leveraging long-life consumables and internal calibration, Itemiser 4DX seeks to minimize operational costs for airports and air cargo facilities, law enforcement agencies and government and critical infrastructure installations.

Currently approved for passenger and cargo screening throughout European Civil Aviation Conference's (ECAC) 44 member nations, more than 800 Itemiser 4DX ETD have been shipped to airports throughout Europe. More than 23,000 Morpho ETD systems have been supplied to airports, air cargo facilities, law enforcement agencies and secure locations worldwide.

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