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Smiths Detection to Boost Security at 2011 Military World Games in Brazil


3/21/2011 8:47 AM

Smiths Detection announced it will provide x-ray screening systems to enhance security at the 5th Military World Games, being held in Brazil in July this year. The multi-sport competition for military athletes is organized by the International Military Sports Council (CISM).

Smiths Detection, working with local partner EBCO Systems, will provide 15 Hi-Scan x-ray inspection systems for the duration of the event in Rio de Janeiro. The security systems will be used in a wide variety of applications, including checkpoint screening at venue entrances and inspecting food, mail, and merchandise entering the secure premises of the athletes’ village.

Eduardo Parodi, director of sales and marketing for Latin America and Caribbean, Smiths Detection, said, “We are the only provider of x-ray solutions for these games, a testament to the quality, reliability, and cost-effectiveness of our state of the art detection technology. We supplied similar systems to the 2007 Pan American Games in Rio, underlining Smiths Detection’s status as a trusted partner in securing major events in Latin America.”

Smiths Detection technology has been used to protect many other sporting events,including the 2010 Commonwealth Games in New Delhi, the 2010 FIFA World Cup in South Africa, the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver, Canada, and the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing.