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Latin American Country to Deploy ‘Z Portal’ at Border Crossings

The vehicle screening system safely and effectively screens cars and trucks for explosive threats, drugs and other contraband.

American Science and Engineering, Inc. (AS&E), a global supplier of X-ray detection solutions, has been awarded a multimillion-dollar contract from a Latin American country for its “Z Portal” vehicle screening system, the firm says in a written statement.

The client country plans to use the Z Portal system for customs applications to safely and effectively screen cars and trucks for explosive threats, drugs and other contraband, AS&E says. The Z Portal system offers a proven solution for customs officials to safely, efficiently and effectively screen vehicles to find hidden threats and contraband, said Anthony Fabiano, AS&E’s president and CEO.

AS&E’s Z Portal solution is a multi-view, drive-through screening system capable of scanning cars, vans, trucks and their cargo for concealed threats and contraband. With its compact profile, the Z Portal system—which is available in a large size for trucks, buses and cargo vehicles, and a smaller size for passenger vehicles—is ideal for high-traffic locations with space constraints. In addition, the Z Portal system’s low radiation dosage is safe for drivers, operators, cargo and the environment, the company says.

Z Portal customers include the U.S. Department of Defense, U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Abu Dhabi Customs, and the NATO. “This order marks our first Z Portal system sold in Latin America, and the multi-view, drive-through system will be an ideal security tool for high-traffic areas,” Fabiano said.