Hamad International Airport (HIA), a member of the FTE Innovation & Startup Hub, began using new technologies that enhance and prioritize safety amid the COVID-19 pandemic–notably the new C2 security screening technology.
The C2 security screening technology enables security personnel to easily detect explosive materials, allowing passengers to keep electronic devices such as laptops, tablets, digital cameras, and other devices, in their hand luggage while crossing security checkpoints. In addition, the system is designed to slow the spread of COVID-19 as decreases cross-contamination among passenger carry-on bags, ensuring the process is more efficient and safer for both passengers and staff members alike.
Saeed Yousef Al-Sulaiti, Vice President – Security at Hamad International Airport said: “The security process at HIA is continuously improving through the introduction of cutting-edge technologies. Our goal is to make the travel journey safer, given the current COVID-19 pandemic. During these challenging times, our priority remains to protect passengers while preserving security. Through the implementation of C2 technology, we can accomplish a more efficient protocol that addresses all passenger concerns. Our passenger-centric strategy helps us continue our investments towards that front while developing solutions that are in the best interest of our people.”
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