Astrophysics X-rays To Help Secure 2018 Winter OlympicsPosted on October 31, 2017 in Company News, Press Releases
Company Providing Units for Checkpoint Security in Pyeongchang, South Korea
CITY OF INDUSTRY, Calif. (October 31, 2017) – Astrophysics, Inc. (Astrophysics) announced it has been selected to supply X-ray scanners for next year’s 2018 Winter Olympics and Paralympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea. In partnership with its local dealer, Astrophysics will deliver scanners needed to secure the venues, screen spectators and inspect shipments at the Olympic Games.
The contract calls for machines ranging from XIS-6040 checkpoint units up to XIS-1517 cargo scanners. All equipment will be outfitted to handle freezing winter weather and configured to withstand temperatures as low as -10 degrees Celsius (14 degrees Fahrenheit). This award comes two (2) months after the 29th Worldwide Universiade Games in Taipei, Taiwan, in which Astrophysics delivered nearly one hundred (100) X-ray scanners for checkpoint security at the Games.
Astrophysics, Inc. CEO Francois Zayek commented: “Astrophysics is proud to provide security systems for the upcoming Winter Olympics. Astrophysics’ scanners are ideally suited to protect the participants, spectators, and facilities, and we are excited to see the amazing athletes compete on the world stage.”
Astrophysics, Inc. is a Southern California-based world leader in X-ray security scanners that help make hidden threats visible. Operators in over 140 countries use the advanced scanning and color imaging features to detect contraband hidden in objects ranging from suitcases to cargo containers. Astrophysics machines are assembled in the U.S. and designed to secure diverse locations that include transportation facilities, critical infrastructure, and ports and borders.