When the walk-through scanner beeps, the problem is often the passenger's shoes. But now it is no longer necessary to take them back to the start of the main conveyor belt. Instead there is an additional x-ray system that can handle shoes, belts and other items that can trigger an alarm in the walk-through scanner – but not long baggage items or strollers.
Those who need a moment after screening can simply take the bin off the conveyor belt and turn around. They can then place their items on the table conveniently positioned there and take their time putting on coats and returning keys, etc. to their pockets.
If the operator selects "NIO", the luggage will be routed to a post-screening location. The bin remains on a special screening pad that recognizes the attached chip. This causes the corresponding x-ray image to be displayed on the monitor of the aviation security assistant, who can now take a closer look. He or she can use the software to separate laptops etc. from other items in the bag and rotate them in every possible direction on the screen.
Thanks to a combination of major innovations and minor tweaks, the entire screening process will be much faster than at conventional checkpoints. The project managers at the Southern Bavaria Aviation Office expect a big increase in hourly passenger throughput with the new screening lanes. Under the pilot project, testing of the new technology will continue until the end of 2019. If the project is a success, more next-generation double lanes will be added in Munich Airport's security screening areas.
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