CITY OF INDUSTRY, Calif. (March 30, 2017) – Astrophysics, Inc. (Astrophysics) was selected to provide x-ray scanners for the 29th Worldwide Universiade Games which was held in Taipei, Taiwan in August of 2017. The company provided ninety-four (94) XIS-6040 and five (5) XIS-1080D x-ray systems to help secure entrance checkpoints at the Games.
The Universiade Games are organized by the International University Sports Federation (FISU) and provide international athletic competitions for college athletes. Held every two (2) years, the 2017 Games will feature over a dozen sporting events including basketball, diving, soccer, gymnastics, tennis, volleyball and water polo.
“Astrophysics is proud to provide security systems for the upcoming Universiade Games,” said Francois Zayek, Chief Executive Officer at Astrophysics. “Astrophysics’ scanners are ideally suited to protect the participants and spectators, and we are excited to see the amazing athletes competing on the world stage.”
Astrophysics initially provided XIS-6040 scanners for the Games’ trials and demonstrated how effectively the units could secure entrance checkpoints. The Games’ organizers were so pleased with the trial demonstration that they then awarded the remaining contract to Astrophysics. The 29th Worldwide Universiade Games took place August 19 through August 30, 2017.
Astrophysics, Inc. is a Southern California-based world leader in x-ray security scanners that help make hidden threats visible. Operators in 138 countries use the advanced scanning and color imaging features to detect contraband hidden within 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.