Rohde & Schwarz airport security scanners achieve further accolade

The R&S QPS201 has been Highly Commended in the Transport Innovation of the Year category at the prestigious Institute of Engineering and Technology (IET) Innovation Awards.

Munich, November, 27, 2018 — Rohde & Schwarz today announced that its latest millimetre wave airport security scanner, the R&S QPS201, has been Highly Commended in the Transport Innovation of the Year category at the prestigious IET Innovation Awards presented in London. The R&S QPS201 also achieved Highly Commended at the Airport Operators Association (AOA) Awards in 2018. Edinburgh Airport and Rohde & Schwarz were named Best Solution Provider at these Awards for improving the passenger experience and security through the installation of R&S QPS200 scanners.

Frank Mackel, Managing Director at Rohde & Schwarz UK LTD, commented, “Being awarded as Highly Commended again for the QPS millimetre wave airport scanning technology is a clear demonstration of our leadership in this key field. Strong airport security is clearly essential to safe air travel – at Rohde & Schwarz our goal is to make it convenient and quick as well as super-effective. The accolades we are gaining shows that we are making great progress towards achieving all three goals.”

With twice the speed and a more compact footprint, the R&S QPS201 millimetre-wave security scanner heralds the second generation of privacy-assured full-body scanners for airports, capable of identifying threats including metallic or non-metallic objects such as liquids, plastic packages or ceramic blades. Security scanning of air passengers, using millimetre-wave scanners, has demonstrated high threat-detection capabilities. Authorities now plan mandatory 100% passenger scanning, which could cause longer queues. The R&S QPS201 prevents this with next-generation processing architecture and software algorithms that can halve scan time to 2.5 seconds. Furthermore, the R&S QPS201 is optimized in footprint, reducing its width by 75cm whilst maintaining convenient passage even for wheelchair users.

Rohde & Schwarz
The Rohde & Schwarz technology group develops, produces and markets innovative communications, information and security products for professional users. The group’s test and measurement, broadcast and media, aerospace | defense | security, networks and cybersecurity business fields address many different industry and government-sector market segments. On June 30, 2018, Rohde & Schwarz had approximately 11,500 employees. The independent group achieved a net revenue of approximately EUR 2 billion in the 2017/2018 fiscal year (July to June). The company has its headquarters in Munich, Germany. Internationally, it has subsidiaries in more than 70 countries, with regional hubs in Asia and America.

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