Monday, 23 July, 2012 | 21:35 WIB
Advanced IT for Soekarno Hatta
TEMPO Interactive, Jakarta:To anticipate the surge in the number of passengers, management of Soekarno-Hatta Airport, PT Angkasa Pura II (Persero), will buy several advanced-technology scanners or X-Rays. "This year we’ll bring in 80 new x-ray machines with a dual-view system," said Naib Basri Setiawan, security and safety manager of PT Angkasa Pura II on Sunday, July.
According to him, the system is critical to enhancing security and speed of service. "So, all x-ray machines still using the old single-view technologyy will gradually be replaced by these sophisticated machines," he said.
The replacement process actually started last year. Most of the 47 x-ray machines have been replaced. The new ones are now being stored in the arrival, departure and cargo terminals.
The latest technology machines can see the objects from two positions (three dimensional), resulting in clearer images with an accuracy of 75 percent. "For example, if viewed with this machine, a knife in a bag is shaped like a knife. If you use the old machine, the blade just looks like a straight line," he said.
In addition, it takes less time to check things. "This new machine only takes 1-3 minutes to inspect and analyze items; the old one takes 3-8 minutes," he said. Speed is important to anticipate the queue of passengers at the airport entrance and exit.
Corporate secretary of PT Angkasa Pura II, Trisno Haryadi, says the addition is in line with the increasing number of passengers at Soekarno-Hatta Airport. This year’s users are estimated at 62 million people. Two years ago there was only 22 million people.