MAG teams up with Rohde & Schwarz for new, open security scanners
Published: 24 April 2019 - Christian Lynn
With the demand for tighter security becoming an ever-present concern, Rohde & Schwarz offer new QPS201 security scanners, selected by Manchester Airports Group (MAG) for Manchester, London Stansted and East Midlands airports. With a swift scan process and open architecture, the design becomes less burdened, speeding airport security operations up as a result.
This is significant as MAG’s airports attract over 60 million passengers per annum. Therefore, starting this month, an initial six scanners will be installed, followed by an additional 100 over a three-year period.
“At MAG, our emphasis is on providing a positive experience for all passengers that visit our airports,” said David Quayle, Manchester transformation programme terminal design and operations lead, Manchester Airports Group, “With this in mind, we selected the R&S QPS201 for its open architecture design and scanning efficiency. We concluded that Rohde & Schwarz will be a responsive and professional partner and that their product will assist our security operations.”
Frank Mackel, European vice president at Rohde & Schwarz commented, “We are delighted to be working in partnership with MAG. The new scanners aim to put passengers at ease, featuring a more relaxed pose position, a more open design and a faster scan time. The new scanners also benefit security staff, giving them greater visual access to passengers. With this package of benefits, we hope more airports can benefit from the QPS201 to help them further increase the flow of passengers passing through their security channels.”