Advanced Technology Options
- Automatic Detection of Narcotics
- Real Time Detection
- Increases Throughput
Rapiscan Systems’ NARCScan™ software improves the operator’s ability to quickly detect illegal and concealed narcotics - through automatic detection on all its baggage and parcel inspection systems.
The ability to detect illegal and controlled narcotics has become increasingly important to many countries’ national security. Narcotics trafficking ruins lives, drains billions of dollars from the economy, and spawns violence that threatens communities. NARCScan, Rapiscan Systems’ automatic narcotics detection technology, allows baggage and parcel inspection system operators to more quickly and easily identify potential illegal material inside scanned baggage or parcels.
By analyzing the targeted object for anomalies that might indicate concealed or actual narcotics, and displaying these as visual alerts in the operator’s screen image, the NARCScan software accelerates the scanning and narcotics discovery process at any screening station.
Non-intrusive automatic detection of narcotics inside the bag or parcels
Real time detection without the need to stop the conveyor and lose time
Does not require operator image processing or manipulation
Works simultaneously with other Rapiscan BPI OS600 functions, including Target™ for automatic detection of explosives, Threat Image Projection (TIP) and Density Threat Alert (DTA)
Can be used in automatic and interactive modes
Available on all Rapiscan Systems’ 600 series X-ray systems
Improves security by assisting operators in identifying narcotics that may be concealed or otherwise not easily visible
Increases throughput by accelerating the screening procedure
Rapiscan Threat Image Projection
- Train Security Personnel Faster
- Create Informative Management Reports
- Measure Checkpoint Performance
- Continually Improve Security Operations
Threat Image Projection (TIP) allows security supervisors and managers to measure operator performance while addressing the training needs of personnel for all Rapiscan Systems' conventional X-ray systems. It is a reliable method for continually improving the skill level of security personnel and is the preferred training method used by regulatory agencies worldwide.
TIP is designed to advance screener proficiency by providing more exposure to threats on a regular basis, and to track screener performance. At configurable frequencies defined by a supervisor, TIP inserts digital fictional threat images (FTI) such as guns, knives and bombs as if the threat object were actually packed inside the passenger's bag into the regular flow of bags displayed on the X-ray system monitor. TIP improves the alertness of personnel at security points while focusing their attention on key tasks. Based on the screener's response there are several outcomes that are the basis for all TIP performance scoring, feedback, and data reports.
Supervisors can improve the effectiveness of the operators by creating management reports and taking targeted corrective actions to continually enhance performance. TIP management reports display the actual detection rate, HIT rate, MISS rate and false alarm rate (NON-TIP EVENT) for each security checkpoint. Reports can be created for individual team members and various stations so that training opportunities are quickly identified.
TIP functionality provides the option for users to receive visual feedback through an individualized summary report and response decision times. The screener also has the option to view a session report after logging off the system.
The display includes a mean performance report for current session as well as cumulative data for the current month. A Screener Comparison function compares screeners using criteria such as bag count, number of HITs, MISSs and Non-TIP Events.
NOTE: The Rapiscan Threat Image Projection (TIP) option provides a set of fictional threat items, intented to assist operators in improving their skills for system operation. TIP is a training and monitoring technology and is not intended for use as a sole method of threat object or concealment detection training.
All of the information contained in this informational sheet is subject to the disclaimers, limitations of liability and other terms contained in the Software License Agreement associated with this Product. Please carefully read the Software License Agreement before using the product.
- Advanced Operator Assist Threat Detection
- Meets International Requirements
Rapiscan Systems’ Target™ function highlights a potential threat on the X-ray image. Used as an aid to accelerate the scanning process Target provides an automatic identification of potential explosive threat material. Target algorithms have been developed to detect a wide range of explosives and have been designed to meet stringent international airport security regulations including U.S. Department of Homeland Security and Transportation Security Administration.
Target™ uses a proprietary detection algorithm that performs material analysis of a scanned item. By gathering data such as atomic number, mass, size and other properties of the scanned materials and comparing this information to the known characteristics of threat items such as explosives Target is able to identify potential threats.
Operator assist automatic detection alert of potential explosive material.
Real time detection without the need to stop the conveyor.
Simultaneous functionality with Threat Image Projection (TIP) and Density Threat Alert (DTA).
Optional operation in automatic or interactive mode or both.
Available on all Rapiscan Systems’ 600 series X-ray systems.
Improved security by assisting operator to identify threats that may be otherwise covered or not easily visible.
Increased throughput by accelerating the checking procedure.
Increase and shift operator focus on passenger behavior from continuous monitoring the screen.
Rapiscan Threat Image Projection Network
- Advanced TIP Management and Analysis
- Manage TIP Data Across Network
TIPNet is an advanced networking capability available for the Rapiscan 600 series X-ray screening systems running TIP. TIPNet helps ensure the effective use of these systems by providing an easy-to-learn, easy-to-operate multi-system monitoring, reporting and configuration management tool.
Rapiscan TIPNet allows supervisors to run Threat Image Projection (TIP) on multiple X-ray systems from one central network computer.
On a standalone X-ray system, TIP software logs individual operator results and will provide various supervisor generated reports. However, when multiple systems are networked together, the TIP management software provides a comprehensive reporting tool across the complete network of systems. It provides feature-rich supervisory controls and reporting functions to continually improve the performance of large checkpoint screening installations. TIP settings are received from the server in real time allowing changes globally through the network. In addition, the data generated by each X-ray system is uploaded to the central database in real time. Among many advanced features of TIPNet, a built-in redundancy function allows all networked X-ray systems to continue the TIP operation in a stand alone mode, if the network connection is broken. Once the connection has been re-established the locally recorded TIP data will be automatically be updated to the server.
Threat Image Projection Management Analysis Software (TMAS™)
Rapiscan Systems' TIP Management Analysis Software (TMAS) is a complete TIP data management tool providing a simple, robust and functional reporting interface. It operates in a TIPNet environment with user friendly controls and in-depth analysis of screener's TIP data. TMAS offers a range of overviews from easy to access historical TIP data to reviewing missed images.
* High Level Overview,
* Individual Screener Performance Overview,
* Screener Log Overview,
* TIP Data Comparison Overview,
* Screener Competency Overview,
* Threat Detection by Category Overview,
* TIP Training and Feedback Overview and
* TIPNet Overview
Consistent search criteria and clearly defined overview buttons enables easy navigation.
Rapiscan Systems provides all the necessary software and engineering support for the full implementation of TIPNet to ensure the smooth implementation of the network systems.
* Manage TIP Data across the complete network
* Centralized monitoring, reporting and configuration management of multiple TIP software installations
* Software-based feature compatible with all Rapiscan 6xx series X-ray systems
* Compliant with the ECAC TIP 2 requirements
* Increase efficiency by simultaneous management of TIP libraries and configurations of multiple systems
* Easy maintenance of users and TIP features and configurations
* Instantaneous access to TIP data – reports, graphs and trends
* Download tip data from all x-ray machines from one location.
- Remote Viewing of Archived Images from Multiple Scanners
- Easy Search and Image Retrieval
Rapiscan Systems’ state-of-the-art Network Image Archive Review (NETView™) solution provides a unified management platform for storing, retrieving, and reviewing the X-ray images from multiple scanners in a centralized location.
Designed to integrate multiple Rapiscan baggage and parcel inspection screening (BPI) systems, Network image Archive Review (NETView) allows the X-ray images generated by the many networked scanners, to be archived in a single Network Archive Storage (NAS) server. Allowing for the collective archiving of images from a variety of Rapiscan BPI systems, including single and dual view scanners with various tunnel sizes, NETView allows image retrieval, review, processing, manipulation as well as image printing and export from a single operator NETView station.
The NETView station includes the same familiar and matching tools, software and user interface as Rapiscan’s standard tools available on a standalone scanner for image processing, manipulation and review, ensuring consistency and no need for additional knowledge acquisition by users.
With NETView, all images are copied onto the NAS server from all scanners connected to the same network in real time. The NETView configuration then allows an authorized user at the NETView station to retrieve and centrally review three types of archived images: Manual Archived Images, Automatic Archived Images and Missed Archived Threat Image Projection (TIP) Images. Upon successful login to Rapiscan BPI OS600 software at the NETView station, a dialog filter window is presented. It allows the user to select the desired archived images for viewing, based on a variety of criteria, such as operator ID, site, date, specific scanner model or serial number.
Rapiscan Image Archiving
- Manual and Automatic Archive
- Easy Retrieve and Review
Rapiscan's baggage and parcel inspection X-ray screening systems offer two types of image archiving - advanced manual and automatic. In both modes, the stored images can be retrieved at a later time for operator training, improved operator efficiency verification or to review previously scanned images if subsequent events make such a review necessary.
Manual Image Archiving
Rapiscan Systems' Manual Image Archive feature provides the ability for the operator to store the scanned image onto the system hard drive for retrieval and review at a later time. In this feature the operator manually selects and stores the image on the display screen via a single button available on the operator control panel. Each image then can be named with a full description, if desired.
Automatic Image Archiving
Automatic Image Archiving, Auto-Archive, enables all the scanned images to be stored onto the system hard drive "automatically" without operator intervention.
Image Retrieve and Review
Retrieving archived images is easily accessible from user friendly GUI on the main menu. In this menu two choices of either "Review Manual Archives" or "Review Auto Archives" from the "Image Archives" submenu is available via the X-ray system control panel touch pad. Choosing either option opens the "Review Archives Viewer" and the "Filter Options" window. In this window the operator can specify the images to be retrieved by a variety of filter types. The most recent image will start to scroll on screen with additional images following through on the operator control panel. All available image enhancements functions (such as Crystal Clear, Inverse, and Black and White) are available for application.
Archived images can be exported from the X-ray system onto an external USB type drive. The type of file format can also be specified during export either as Rapiscan proprietary format or as a standard bitmap (.bmp) format or both. NOTE: If the image is in Rapiscan Systems proprietary file format, it can only be viewed on a Rapiscan Systems X-ray system or a Rapiscan Systems Network Display Station.
Choice of manual or automatic archive
Enhanced and comprehensive archive management
Image retrieval with image processing
Image export via direct USB for viewing on PC
Network shared folder for remote monitoring
Continuous operator training
Monitoring operator performance
Share and view images on standalone Windows based PC
Rapiscan Network Display Station
- Efficient Screening Process
- Cost Effective Management
Rapiscan Multi-Systems Network Display Station (NDS™) enables security professionals to efficiently manage the continuous flow of baggage and parcels for inspection while ensuring a thorough threat detection process at the screening site.
Comprehensive screening of baggage and parcels in aviation checkpoint, air cargo, customs and other critical infrastructure sites is a requisite in today’s era of security mandates and terrorism risks. At the same time, the management and operations personnel in these environments are constantly struggling to have the most efficient and cost-effective processes in place to minimize negative consequence of the required security screening activities. For example in airports checkpoints, primary screening lanes with a secondary stations for manual resolution of potential threats can translate to long lines, slower throughput, increased passenger irritation, and lower screening operator efficiency when checkpoint flow is slowed down or stopped due to a potential threat identified in a scanned object that now needs to be put through secondary inspection. As well, relying on verbal communication alone between primary and secondary checkpoint staff can turn into inefficiencies and time-wasted in the re-inspection activity and means higher labor and staffing cost requirements.
Rapiscan Systems’ Multi-System Network Display Station (NDS) enables security professionals to more efficiently manage the primary and secondary inspection process, improving the continuous flow of baggage and parcels, while still ensuring a thorough threat detection procedure at the screening site.
When the Multi-System NDS is added to the screening lane manual search station, the X-ray scanner transmits the X-ray image of a bag’s or parcel’s contents, with the location of the suspicious objects marked and annotated by the local operator, to the secondary NDS display. The manual search operator can then reconcile the scanned baggage or parcel X-ray image with the contents of the actual bag or parcel. By providing the manual search operator with the marked and annotated image to quickly recognize the search area in a suspect baggage or parcel, the NDS simplifies and improves the throughput of screening procedures and improves the communication between personnel responsible for different yet related tasks. With the NDS, security operations are able to improve the passenger and customer experience, make interoperability between security personnel more convenient and effective, and facilitate management of labor and staffing expenditures.