Thursday, August 31, 2017

Adirondack Regional Airport (KSLK), Massena International Airport (KMSS) and Ogdensburg International Airport (KOGS) to install Transportation Security Administration body scanners

LAKE CLEAR — Adirondack Regional Airport in Lake Clear, along with Massena International Airport and Ogdensburg International Airport, recently installed the latest checkpoint screening technology equipment by the Transportation Security Administration.

With the addition of the new Advanced Imaging Technology machines at these airports, TSA said it is able to further strengthen security for passengers flying out of upstate New York. 

"AIT technology is designed to enhance security by safely screening passengers for metallic and non-metallic threats — including weapons, explosives and other objects concealed under layers of clothing,” said TSA’s upstate New York federal security director Bart Johnson.

The machines have automated target-recognition software that uses bright yellow boxes to indicate to a TSA officer the location of an alarm on a generic image of a passenger, so the officer knows exactly where to check for a possible threat item. If the machine indicates no threats, then a green screen appears that indicates the passenger is cleared to pass through the checkpoint.

There is a generic image of all passengers who are screened through the new automated image technology checkpoint screening equipment. It’s the same generic image for all passengers, regardless of their gender, height or weight, to ensure passenger privacy.

TSA said the imaging technology screening is safe for all travelers and meets all known national and international health and safety standards. The agency said the energy emitted by millimeter wave technology is 1,000 times less than the international limits and guidelines.

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