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Detection Technology involved in providing security at the 2018 Winter Olympics

Detection Technology Plc Press Release 9 February 2018 at 10:00 (EET)

On the eve of the 2018 Winter Olympics Games, Detection Technology, a global leader in X-ray imaging solutions, announced that its X-ray detectors are helping to provide security at the games in Pyeongchang, South Korea. The company has shipped detectors to its customer’s checkpoint scanners used for screening goods at venues and inspecting shipments before and during the games.

“We are proud to contribute to the safety of the Olympic Games starting today. Around 700,000 tickets have been sold to the games that feature 102 events at 12 different venues. Opening and closing ceremonies will be held at Pyeongchang Olympic Stadium, a venue that can seat 35,000 spectators. The flow of people and goods is massive and sets high performance requirements in terms of quality and speed for screening systems”, says Kari Hyvärinen, Vice President of Security and Industrial Business Unit at Detection Technology.

The 2018 Winter Olympics is a continuation to the company’s success in providing security at sports events since the 2008 Beijing Olympics. Over the past ten years, the company’s solutions have been a vital part of dozens of big sport and other events globally.

“We are happy to see that we have been selected by X-ray screening system manufacturers as a trusted partner for events like this. Our solutions are fitted for the most demanding X-ray imaging applications. For us at Detection Technology, high image-quality, reliability and fast scanning speed are always the top priority.”

X-ray imaging solutions are widely used for screening baggage at airports. The use of X-ray screening in other critical infrastructure like metro and train stations, harbors, post offices, stadiums, and hotels is growing rapidly. The trend is a result of the global increase in security risks.

For more information:
Kari Hyvärinen
VP, Security and Industrial Business Unit
+358 44 756 4007

Detection Technology Plc
Detection Technology is a global provider of X-ray imaging subsystems, components and services for medical, security and industrial applications. The company’s net sales grew 18% to EUR 89 million in 2017. The company has 240 customers in 40 countries. Detection Technology employs over 400 people in Finland, China and the US. The company’s shares are listed on the Nasdaq First North Finland marketplace under the ticker symbol DETEC.