Rohde & Schwarz awarded major security scanner contract by German Federal Ministry of the Interior
In July 2016, the Procurement Office of the German Federal Ministry of the Interior signed a framework agreement with Rohde & Schwarz for 300 R&S QPS200 security scanners. The new instruments can be now be used everywhere that the German Federal Police Force performs security checks.
The three-year framework agreement encompasses 300 systems plus accessories and service. As the security scanners of choice for security checks based on millimeter-wave technology, the German Federal Police will use the instruments for passenger screening at airports throughout Germany. The scanners can also be used for security access control in other places, such as in ministries, for example.
Rohde & Schwarz has successfully entered a new business field with the R&S QPS. The millimeter-wave technology is based on the company's many years of expertise in developing globally leading T&M equipment. The security scanner automatically detects potentially dangerous metallic and non-metallic objects under clothing or on the body. A detected object is identified on a symbolic graphic of the human body, preserving the privacy of the individual being scanned. There is no health hazard associated with the R&S QPS transmit power, which is hundreds or even thousands of times lower than that of a mobile phone. Scanning comfort is also improved since the individual being scanned simply stands in front of the scanner with their arms held slightly away from the body.
The security scanners have been certified by the European Civil Aviation Conference (ECAC) and thoroughly tested for suitability by the Federal Police. This framework agreement represents Rohde & Schwarz's largest order for security scanners to date. Additional orders from other countries in Europe and around the world have already been received.
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