Austin, TX – According to the city officials, AUS has four TSA security checkpoints that will each have these new screening machines at every checkpoint lane by the end of the project.
The new CT systems are for carry-on items at TSA checkpoints.
These full-size CT systems feature fully automated screening lanes with side-by side stations for more passengers to place personal items in bins at the same time, automated bin return, and high threat containment.
When a carry-on bag is screened through a CT scanner, travelers can leave everything in their carry-on bag, including electronics larger than a cell phone and food.
These new features enable passengers to move through checkpoints more quickly and with greater ease.
CT units apply a sophisticated algorithm as they generate a 3-D image of the contents of the carry-on bag. A TSA officer can manipulate the 3-D X-ray image on-screen to allow for a better view of the bag’s contents, ultimately reducing the number of bag checks that are required.