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Z Backscatter Van Drive-By Screening System

Posted by Xavier Ashe on May 14, 2007

A breakthrough in X-ray detection technology, AS&E's Z
Backscatter Van (ZBV) is a low-cost, extremely maneuverable screening
system built into a commercially available delivery van. The ZBV allows
for immediate deployment in response to security threats, and its high
throughput capability facilitates rapid inspections. The system's
unique “drive-by” capability allows one or two operators to conduct
X-ray imaging of suspect vehicles and objects while the ZBV drives
past.

The ZBV can also be operated in stationary
mode* by parking the system and producing X-ray images of vehicles as
they pass by. Screening can also be accomplished remotely while the
system is parked. Remote operation allows scanning to be done safely,
even in dangerous environments, while maintaining low-profile
operation. The system is unobtrusive, as it maintains the outward
appearance of an ordinary van.

Boing Boing has also posted about this rolling invader of privacy.  Get the details from the manufacturer, AS&E.

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