Helping maintain the highest possible standard of x-ray system performance

To maintain the highest possible standard of international border security, 100% X-ray screening of maritime, land and air freight is now a necessity. This includes manifest verification; interdiction of contraband; screening for chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear and explosives (CBRNE) threats; and the smuggling of armaments and potential weapons of mass destruction (WMD.) Using the XTE performance evaluation and verification system ensures X-ray image quality and provides better decision making in the management of X-ray systems, allowing for greater efficiency of X-ray scanning.

The XTE standard evaluate the performance of all scanners within minutes.

The simple yet intelligent solution allows all medium and large X-ray scanners to be evaluated and calibrated to comply with regulator’s requirements as well as best practices in the global security industry. XTE also represents the best “independent” and “patented” testing platform available.

The XTE Standard delivers full range of recognised tests for resolution, penetration and material discrimination for large items. This is achieved by rotating the position of the test device for differing X-ray beam delivery angles, ensuring compliance with the ASTM F792 and exceeding the ANSI N42.46 standard specifications.
The XTE test is conducted in a single pass, allowing evaluation of X-ray system performance within minutes instead of the current 3 – 4 hours. The evaluation procedure can therefore be scheduled more often – a minimum of 2 times monthly as recommended by ANSTO – enabling performance to be monitored over time. Plus it can be conducted during normal operations with minimal throughput disruption, leading to reduced operating costs and increased productivity.
The historical and trending information provided by the testing system can be used to support decision making about X-ray scanning operations and infrastructure maintenance. The XTE Standard can therefore help identify performance issues early, enabling you to schedule maintenance in a timely manner.
XTE not only provides operational testing and evaluation of existing X-ray units, it also allows for acceptance testing and evaluation of new X-ray systems. This ensures purchased X-ray systems are operating as specified and immediately ready for service.
The XTE Cargo Unit is forklift ready and can be easily transported by truck or forklift through the X-ray Scanners.
The XTE Lite has transportation and lifting trolley and can be easily loaded onto the X-ray scanners.
Available for all operating systems, and for desktop, laptop and tablet, the software and hardware is seamlessly integrated, thus allowing evaluation to be done after testing without compromising scanner’s downtime. Test data is also easily exported and recorded for audit purposes.