Posted on Wednesday, November 5th, 2014 by Will Hagle
Mini Z is the world’s first handheld backscatter imaging system.
Mini Z uses Z Backscatter technology to highlight explosives, drugs, or other threats that security organizations may face. The product quickly produces images of scanned objects, allowing for an easier, mobile way of detecting anomalies. The device, which was created by AS&E, is designed for law enforcement agencies, border control personnell, event security and other comparable types of organizations. The Mini Z apparently allows searchers to scan hard-to-reach areas, more easily detecting organic threats. Information from a scan appears in real time on an accompanying tablet. AS&E also ensures that its product is safe according to radiation standards, although it is not intended to scan individuals.
Although the Mini Z is a high-level product designed to be used by official security organizations, the website introducing the product is almost built like a video game. There are four locations that AS&E believes the Mini Z to be useful: the city, port, airfield and border. The company demonstrates how the product can be used by recreating each of these environments digitally, and showing how the MIni Z works by scanning backpacks on the subway or luggage at the border. There are a bunch of additional facts, both about Mini Z and the imaging technology that it uses, making its introductory site a strangely enjoyable way to learn about innovation in emerging security devices.