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New 3D imaging to screen bags at MacArthur Airport

A new 3D imaging scanner has been installed at Long Island MacArthur Airport to improve baggage screening.

The system at the Transportation Security Administration checkpoint utilizes advanced technology algorithms and creates a 3D image that rotates for complete visual analysis and inspection by TSA officers.

“The 3D imagery of this new unit is so good that our TSA officers can manipulate the image on screen to get a better view of a bag’s contents and often clear items without having to open a carry-on bag,” Robert Duffy, TSA’s Federal Security director for the airport, said in a written statement. “Not only does this state-of-the art technology represent an improved security threat detection capability at the checkpoint, but it also reduces the need for pulling aside a bag to be opened, thus reducing a touch point during the pandemic.”

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