InVision Technologies, Inc. today announced it has received orders from customers in three different countries for explosive detection systems (EDS) to screen checked baggage in international airports.
These international orders are for CTX 9000 DSi automated EDS and CTX 2500 EDS. The total dollar value of these orders is $22.9 million. All systems are expected to ship by the end of calendar year 2004 with the exception of the order for China, which shipped in Q4 2003.
China placed its first order with InVision for CTX 9000 DSi automated EDS. Spain placed a follow-on order for CTX 9000 DSi automated EDS after installing multiple similar units in 2003. One additional country, which requested to remain unidentified, ordered CTX 9000 DSi automated EDS and CTX 2500 EDS.
The CTX 9000 DSi automated EDS is integrated directly into the airport's baggage handling system to reduce operating costs, increase security and improve passenger experience and convenience. The CTX 2500 EDS is InVision's smaller machine, designed for size-critical airport locations.