airport scanner sees through your clothes
Kelowna International Airport is currently at B. C.
Is the only Canadian airport to try to see the technology of their bodies through passengers\' clothes, showing from concealed weapons to piercings to non-
Outline of breasts and genitals.
Kelowna Airport spokesman Janelle Turpin told The Star on Tuesday that their six
Canada has held its first one-month trial.
Now, she says, they are considering a trial at a larger airport, including Pearson.
This machine is manufactured by RapiScan System in Torrance, California.
Will be used for secondary screening-
A man detonated a metal detector.
Passengers can choose between the machine and patdown.
Turping went through a complete
She said she liked it better than searching.
\"It makes me very uncomfortable.
I did not find it invasive.
\"Canadian air transport safety agency spokesman Guylaine LeCouteur said on Tuesday that the federal Privacy Commissioner and Transport Canada are receiving reports from the Kelowna trial to inspect the equipment from a privacy and efficiency perspective.
She doesn\'t know when she will decide to try a full body scan at major Canadian airports including Pearson. \"Ninety-
There are five % of people who have tried (in Kelowna)
\"I like it better,\" she said . \"
\"No one touched them. It\'s simpler.
Pearson International Airport spokesman Scott Armstrong said there was no indication when the scanner would be used at the airport.
\"We don\'t know. . .
\"We were not told anything,\" he said . \".
This machine is installed on the 19th in the United States. S.
The airport, as the main screening agent, is a replacement for metal detectors and should be voluntary.
Manchester Airport, England, released its first full-body imaging scanner on Monday and announced its arrival on Tuesday.
\"Our passengers told us that they didn\'t like to be photographed by security guards,\" said Sarah Barrett, head of customer experience at the UK airport.
As for the privacy issue, Barrett explained that the security person watching the image is in a separate room, the image is not stored and cannot be forwarded, and most importantly, \"imaging technology does not allow security personnel to see passengers naked.
\"It\'s not porn or porn,\" Barrett told the Star on Tuesday . \".
She was scanned herself and found the image \"dull and boring \".
You can\'t say it\'s me.
\"The resulting image is black --and-white, ghost-
Just like the outline without any features, it is impossible to identify people except simply detect hidden threats.
\"However, the images do outline the breasts and genitals, which have caused debate between the European Commission Parliament and the United States. S. lawmakers. U. S.
Jason chaffizi represents a bill banning full entry
The body screen as the main safety device passed through the United StatesS.
The House did not vote in the Senate on June.
\"No one needs to see my wife and children naked to make sure the plane is safe,\" Utah congressman declared at the top of his website . \".
Barrett stressed that the current initiative is only an attempt. Among the U. S.
The airports using the device include Rochester Airport in New York, Cleveland Airport in Ohio, and George Bush International Airport in Houston.
It is used at airports in Amsterdam, Melbourne, Moscow and herkney International.
This scanner uses a band between microwave and infrared, which is called the Hz radiation. The so-called \"T-
Light carries much less energy than X-rays.
Light, which means that while they can penetrate a layer of clothing, they can\'t penetrate materials such as water and metal.
This also makes them more than X-rays.
According to Barrett, 20,000 T-
Ray scanning is equal to a medical X-ray.
\"Frequent Flyers go well,\" Barrett said . \".
\"They can put their jackets and belts in their pockets and put the money in their pockets.
The comments on the BBC news site include \"absolutely disgusting \"(Z, Birmingham);
\"How long does it take for airport photos to be sold online \"(
Angela Smith of Annan, Dumfries County);
\"This is for our own safety \"(
Julie Harris, Surrey Farnham).
Barrett said the scan was voluntary and was intended to make Manchester an airport of choice for travelers as the scan eliminated the need for \"body shots\"down.
In early October, RapiScans announced a $25 million contract with the United States. S.
Next generation Traffic Safety Administration-
Body scanner, no need for passengers to turn around in order to reverse.