Bangkok contract for Smiths-EMC

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Smiths-EMC, a consortium led by Smiths Detection has won a contract to supply a comprehensive integrated security system for Thai Airways at Bangkok’s new Suvarnabhumi Airport.

Under the contract, valued at over $10m, Smiths Detection will supply, install, and integrate X-ray screening equipment, the network infrastructure, intelligent CCTV systems, access control and intrusion detection systems.

In the first international contract of its type for Smiths Detection, its LiveWave business unit will integrate the security hardware through its FirstView systems management software to create a highly secure network and master control facility that connects all physical security equipment on the site.

Stephen Phipson, Group Managing Director of Smiths Detection, commented: “This is a landmark contract for Smiths Detection. The acquisition of LiveWave last November was a significant move for Smiths Detection, bringing networking and integration skills that we added to our existing screening technologies, to create major contract opportunities. For this important new airport in Bangkok, our ability to offer an integrated network through LiveWave, plus advanced security systems, was the critical factor in our success.”

Smiths Detection’s partner in the project consortium was EMC Group Public Company, an electrical and mechanical engineering contractor in Thailand.

Suvarnabhumi Airport is scheduled to open to commercial traffic on 28 September, 2006, and will be one of the largest in Asia with a handling capacity of more than 45 million passengers per year.