EL AL Airlines Selects Morpho Detection's Compact CTX 5800 EDS for Hold Baggage Screening

Wed Aug 1, 2012 8:00am EDT

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  NEWARK, CA, Aug 01 (Marketwire) -- 
Morpho Detection, Inc. (MDI), the explosives and narcotics detection
business of Morpho, Safran group's security unit, today announced that EL
AL Airlines has purchased two of its high-performance, reduced-footprint
CTX explosives detection system (EDS), the CTX 5800(TM). The first unit
has been deployed to screen hold baggage at New York's JFK International
Airport. The second unit will be deployed to an undetermined airport this

    EL AL Airlines, which procures and operates baggage screening equipment
at each of their worldwide locations, chose CTX 5800 to be deployed at
JFK Airport to compliment passenger screening efforts. Morpho Detection's
CTX 5800 represents the next-generation in Computed Tomography (CT)
explosives detection. By incorporating advanced high-definition 3-D
(HD3-D) imaging in a compact design EDS, CTX 5800 can meet the most
demanding screening challenges while helping airports maximize the
effectiveness and efficiency of their hold baggage screening program. 

    "Morpho Detection is pleased EL AL has chosen CTX 5800 to help meet its
high standards for hold baggage screening and passenger safety," said
Emmanuel Mounier, president and CEO, Morpho Detection International,
Inc., the international sales and service division of Morpho Detection.
"By leveraging advanced imaging technologies in a smaller and lighter
solution, CTX 5800 provides a unique and competitive solution for
airports and airlines to increase their ability to identify threats,
reduce false alarm rates and lower security costs. Morpho Detection is
committed to delivering the solutions needed to help meet security
challenges at airports of all sizes, and CTX 5800 is a demonstration of
that commitment."

    CTX 5800 is certified by the Israeli Security Agency (ISA), U.S.
Transportation Security Administration (TSA) and approved by European
Civil Aviation Conference (ECAC) as meeting European Union Standard 3

    With a baggage throughput ranging from 400 to 450 bags per hour (BPH),
CTX 5800 can help airport operators plan for evolving threats and future
expansion. CTX 5800 uses the innovative data acquisition system Clarity
to offer identical imaging and data collection capabilities as its larger
counterpart EDS, the TSA-certified and E.U. Standard 3-approved CTX 9800

    For more information on Morpho's detection products, visit

    About Morpho Detection, Inc.
 Morpho Detection, Inc., part of Morpho, a
security business of the Safran group (PARIS: SAF), is a leading supplier
of explosives and narcotics and chemical, biological, radiological, and
nuclear (CBRN) detection systems for government, military, air and ground
transportation, first responder, critical infrastructure and other
high-risk organizations. Morpho Detection integrates computed tomography,
Raman spectroscopy, trace (ITMS(TM)), mass spectrometry, X-ray and X-ray
Diffraction technologies into solutions that can make security activities
more accurate, productive and efficient. Morpho Detection's solutions are
deployed to help protect people and property the world over. 

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