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Smiths Detection and GRASP Innovations collaborate

Smiths Detection, a global leader in threat detection and security screening, today announces a collaboration with GRASP Innovations, a solutions provider for aviation security optimisation to allow the integration of GRASPs sensor technology into Smiths Detection’s security checkpoints. The collaboration is part of Smiths Detection’s Ada Initiative that seeks to enable hardware, software and algorithms from different product suppliers to be plugged together using open architecture.

GRASP Innovations uses strategically placed sensors to provide data on passenger flows that allow for better resource allocation and, when used alongside Smiths Detection’s leading security screening equipment, will result in an improved passenger experience and operational efficiency.

Smiths Detection and GRASP Innovations will leverage the capabilities of both companies to integrate GRASP’s solution into Smiths Detection’s end-to-end security checkpoint solutions. The two companies will jointly pursue opportunities within the industry and interact with existing customers to prove the potential added value of this partnership.

“Smiths Detection is committed to helping our customers achieve their security and operational goals; through our collaboration with GRASP we’ll be able to provide our customers with invaluable data to improve safety and operational efficiency to the benefit of operators and passengers alike.”

Cymoril Métivier, Global Director Digital, Smiths Detection

“We are thrilled to announce this collaboration. Smiths Detection is one of the greats in our industry, in terms of technology, install base and with experienced leadership. As we’re focused on successfully scaling our business, this initiative comes at the right time for us, to provide Smiths Detection with a unique and powerful solution.”

Robert Schuur, CEO, GRASP Innovations

GRASP and Smiths Detection will be showcasing at Passenger Terminal Expo in Amsterdam 14-16 March (booth: 2340) to provide those interested with an introduction to the shared solution.

About Smiths Detection

Smiths Detection, a division of Smiths Group, is a global leader in inspection and detection technologies for the air transport, ports and borders, armed forces and urban security markets. With more than 70 years of experience in the field, we offer the necessary solutions to protect society from the threats posed by explosives, prohibited weapons, contraband, toxic chemical agents, biological threats, and narcotics – helping to make the world a safer place.


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