Rohde & Schwarz has confirmed that Fort Lauderdale International Airport (FLL) will procure and deploy up to eight of its R&S QPS Walk2000 walk-through security scanners.
According to the company, the scanners will be used to screen employees entering the secure area of the airport for metallic and non-metallic threats, weapons and contraband.
The system provides a simple walk-through security experience that requires minimal divesting of outerwear unlike other body scanners deployed previously.
“It is an exciting time for security technology innovation and the R&SQPS Walk2000 system is one of the most transformational new products in security screening today,” said Luke Olsen, Rohde & Schwarz USA, Inc. Business Development Manager for Emerging Technologies.
“The R&SQPS Walk2000 system delivers proven millimeter wave (mmW) technology and a truly unique and long-awaited walk-through security experience to support the high-volume screening needed by airports to implement employee screening.”
The company highlights that the R&S QPS Walk was developed specifically to address high-volume security screening in a wide range of operations requiring rapid and accurate screening for metallic and non-metallic threats, contraband, explosives, drugs, ceramic guns, blades and other prohibited items.
The security scanner system offers security operators a very simple user interface and does not require the removal of jackets, belts, shoes or most other clothing items that slow the screening process.
This is particularly important for efficient employee screening to accommodate screening surges especially during shift changes.