Intelligence, the best intelligence is the key for good aviation security.
Israel has an "army" of security personnel securing its airlines but the whole operation is based on intelligence of many kinds.
As in the battlefield, the fact that intelligence is derived from many sensors, human and technical, the problem is to use bits of information to create a clear threat picture.
That exactly what SpaceLogic from Israel is offering with its I-Screen system. Some major airports in the USA are using the I-Screen system for optimizing the screening of passengers' bags.
The Israeli company that developed it is ready to reveal partial information about it.
The special "data fusion" software is interfaced with all the sensors and procedures involved in the security process aimed at clearing a passenger and his baggage before entering the plane.
According to Gary Koren, chairman and CEO of SpaceLogic, the system user is able to adjust and optimize the screening process for different pieces of baggage.
The special SecureLogic algorithm generates the screening routing directions for each bag. The user can set risk level parameters into the system or retrieve them from controlled sources that are now used for baggage screening.
The system reads the security tag attached to each piece of luggage and directs each of them to a specific screening route.
According to Shalom Dolev, the company's VP for security systems, the software provides an overall control solution for a 100 percent checked baggage screening by any combination of screening equipment such as TSA explosive detection systems, advanced technology systems, automated high throughput X-ray machines, explosive detection system, manual search operations or any combination of them.
The Israeli company claims that the airport that use the software achieve a higher rate of security and expedite the process. The company has identified the USA as the primary market but will not say in what airport its software is being already used.