QinetiQ host first UK live demo of SPO-NX threat detection system

QinetiQ host first UK live demo of SPO-NX threat detection system

QinetiQ host first UK live demo of SPO-NX threat detection system

QinetiQ will give the first public UK demonstrations of its SPO-NX standoff threat detection system at the UK Security Expo, London, from 30 November to 1 December 2016.

The system, developed as result of a contract with the Transportation Security Administration(TSA), is capable of quickly screening large groups of people for concealed threats such as Improvised Explosive Devices (IED). It does not require people to stop and turn out their pockets, enabling screening of crowds without inconveniencing the public.

To safeguard privacy, SPO-NX does not generate any image of bodily characteristics beneath the subject’s clothing. Instead, it displays a threat level when it detects the presence of an anomalous object concealed on an individual, so that law enforcement or security personnel can investigate further. The system is entirely passive and does not emit any radiation, so is completely safe.

Colin, SPO-NX Product Manager, said:

“The law enforcement community has been asking for this solution for many years. Under the supervision of the TSA, some police teams in the USA have already been trialling SPO-NX at special events and on some of the country’s busiest mass transit systems.”

Colin will be demonstrating the capability in the Securing Crowded Places Immersive Demonstrator at the beginning of the show as crowds arrive, and during Technology Workshops and Live Demonstrations on Wednesday afternoon.

About QinetiQ

QinetiQ is a company of scientists and engineers essential to sovereign capability. The technical expertise and domain know-how of our people are our principal sources of competitive advantage and are well matched to the emerging themes in our markets. By leveraging our distinctive facilities and integrating our core capabilities, we play a critical role in helping customers meet current and future challenges.

Our principal revenue streams are advice, services (particularly test and evaluation) and technology-based products. We work across the equipment lifecycle from initial concept through to final disposal. At the start of the lifecycle, our focus is on research and experimentation.

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