TSA Tests New Iscon Video Imaging Technology
Iscon Video Imaging said TSA is testing its patented Thermal-Boosted Infrared Detection System, which will be introduced in two new airport passenger scanners. The technology shows only objects and clothing without using radiation.
The new Iscon system reveals the thermal imprint of any material — plastic, wood, ceramic powder, as well as metal, the company said.
“The Iscon technology is a next generation imaging and detection system that creates a temperature differential between clothes and hidden objects,” said founder and President, Izrail Gorian. “We’ve eliminated the two most prevalent concerns about airport scanner technology – radiation exposure and privacy issues. TSA is currently testing our technology which we are ready to sell to airports and other security sensitive facilities.”
The patented, proprietary Iscon system is being introduced in two configurations. The Iscon Video Imaging said the whole body scanner portal, Iscon 1000D, is less expensive than other systems and takes up less space at cramped security check-in areas. A complete scan and detection takes 30 seconds so passengers can quickly move through security areas.
The company also is introducing a portable system called “GamechangeIR”, a hand-held device, using the same technology in the 1000D for more selective scanning applications. Security personnel can use it to detect objects hidden in “difficult” hiding places. Used in conjunction with a metal detector, it provides the operator with a sophisticated body scanning system at a fraction of the cost of other body-scanning portals, Iscon said.