Meet the world’s first handheld Z Backscatter imaging system—MINI Z.
We took the same technology that made the ZBV® system the top-selling cargo and vehicle inspection system in the world, and miniaturized it. The MINI Z system provides effective detection of organic threats, contraband, and explosives for public safety, customs and border enforcement, and security officials.
The MINI Z system is a compact, single-sided imager that can be used to scan objects in hard-to-reach areas, such as suspicious bags, walls, furniture, small boats, aircraft, vehicle tires, and car interiors.
Using AS&E’s signature Z Backscatter technology, the MINI Z produces a real-time image of the scan target, highlighting organic materials that transmission X-ray systems can miss, such as explosives, currency, and drugs. Z Backscatter X-ray images highlight low Z effective materials, which are primarily composed of low atomic number elements (Hydrogen, Carbon, Nitrogen, and Oxygen).
- The same technology that made the ZBV® system the top-selling cargo and vehicle inspection system in the world, now in a small form factor.
- Unlike density meters, trace detectors, or portable transmission X-ray systems, the MINI Z system produces an easy-to-interpret image to quickly locate organic contraband behind non-metallic surfaces.
- The MINI Z system is self-contained and does not require set-up: enabling immediate operation. As an operator scans a target, an image appears in real-time on the system’s dedicated tablet.