R&S security scanners boost convenience at Amsterdam airport

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Security scanners from Rohde & Schwarz have been installed at Amsterdam Schiphol Airport.

Facing personnel shortages as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic – as well as a fully resumed air traffic schedule – the airport was seeking innovative technology which could help streamline its security lanes.

To minimise waiting times and improve passenger experiences, the airport looked towards R&S QPS201 security scanners.

R&S QPS201: Innovative security scanners

Since 2019, Amsterdam Schiphol Airport has operated more than 25 security scanners.

In February 2023, however, it looked to enhance and modernise the Schengen departure filter to prepare for peak season.

The R&S QPS201 was an ideal solution, providing speed and comfort for travellers.

The technology does not require passengers to have to raise their arms and ultra-low alarm rates reduce the need for manual pat-downs.

Security Officers at the airport said that the new security scanners were easier to use, providing greater convenience and making processes safer.

“A great success in a short time frame”

According to the company, all parties had to work together closely to ensure they met the deadline before the start of the Dutch May holidays.

Project Manager, Perry van Kan, commented: “It takes a lot of work and planning to change a complex environment such as the Schengen security filter.

“The passenger service shall always continue mand changes may not invoke any limitation.

“Normally, such a process takes a lot of time, but we didn’t have that.

“It was great that the security scanners were delivered in such a short time and the cooperation with Rohde & Schwarz has been experienced to be very flexible.

“It proves that, if necessary, Schiphol can also make such a project a great success in a short time frame.”

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