Remote baggage screening system, software and method

  • US 6,707,879 B2
  • Filed: 04/03/2002
  • Issued: 03/16/2004
  • Est. Priority Date: 04/03/2001
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A system for remote baggage screening comprising:

  • at least one baggage inspection system disposed at a first location and connected on a first subnet, the at least one baggage inspection system adapted to examine an item under inspection and obtain information about the item under inspection;

    a unique item identifier associated with the item under inspection that links the information to the item under inspection;

    a storage medium coupled to the at least one baggage inspection system for storing the information about the item under inspection with the unique item identifier;

    an operator interface disposed at a second location remote from the first location and connected on a second subnet, the operator interface being configured to receive the information about the item under inspection from the at least one baggage inspection system and present the information for access by an operator; and

    a server coupled to the operator interface, to the at least one baggage inspection system, and to the storage medium, the server being adapted to control information transfer between the at least one baggage inspection system, the storage medium and the operator interface to enable the operator, through the operator interface, to access and manipulate the information about the item under inspection and to view and control a configuration of the at least one baggage inspection system.

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