Detecting threats and prohibited items like an expert:
OTS Xpert CBS - Recurrent training for hand baggage screening


What does the X-ray image of a lithium battery look like?
How do you recognize a lighter in a pile of pens - and are pocket knives forbidden on board?
Is the passenger allowed to carry a can of hairspray in hand luggage?
Which items are allowed in cabin baggage – and which are forbidden?

After successfully completing their basic training, screeners are familiar with both theoretical and practical aspects of their job and are able to recognize dangerous situations quickly and correctly - now they must consolidate and develop their skills. OTS Xpert CBS trains experienced X-ray operators to detect prohibited items.

This advanced training module for X-ray image interpretation was developed especially for personnel who check hand baggage in accordance with aviation security regulations. Adapted to the ever-increasing requirements of civil aviation, the simulator combines different categories and learning procedures by means of artificial intelligence and complex algorithms to familiarize control staff with both everyday and threatening objects in order to improve their recognition performance. Training with OTS is the only way for a screeners to practice the recognition of IEDs and other dangerous objects.

OTS Xpert CBS was developed to meet the increasing requirements in the area of hand baggage control. The simulator is approved by the German Federal Police in accordance with the EU Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2015/1998. Together with the OTS Xpert HBS simulator and the comprehensive OTS Management, which serves the easy administration and detailed evaluation of trainings, it was released by the German Federal Police in January 2018 for the regular further education of aviation security assistants.

Frequent and realistic training improves the ability of screeners to correctly assess threats. Fast and reliable detection of dangerous objects is of enormous importance in highly sensitive areas such as aviation.

OTS Modul - Xpert CBS

Only through repeated training can security personnel contribute to increasing global security.

To guarantee an effective training OTS Xpert encourages and promotes the individual learning progress: Based on the individual recognition rate of the pupils algorithms compute the image distribution in the different categories and difficulty levels. Training units generated by artificial intelligence are constantly adjusted and adapted to the individual learning dynamics. Based on this dynamic adaptivity, each training is specially tailored to each individual student. Through this innovative training, STI enables a constant improvement in performance and creates the ideal conditions under which experts in X-ray machine operation can continuously maintain and develop their knowledge.

All products of the OTS family complement OTS Xpert CBS perfectly and ensures basic and recurrent training of your employees. As with all of STI‘s OTS training courses, images are displayed in Smiths Detection‘s proprietary file format – lossless, high-quality original image files are ideal for learning and practice. All relevant image enhancement functions of the X-ray unit are provided: Students can control objects with image display functions such as NEG, SEN or OS. The simulated keyboard of Smiths Detection provides authentic training.

With OTS Xpert CBS, experienced screeners can identify everyday items in carry-on luggage, detect threats or dangerous items and distinguish between allowed and prohibited items.

OTS software solutions are offered in packages that include not only theoretical and practical training, but also extensive graphical evaluations in OTS Management. They are rounded off by online and offline support, as well as frequent updates.

OTS Modul - Xpert CBS
Content OTS staff control
Learning objects 6.000
Threats > 1.000

Overview Threats
Firearms 170
Dangerous objects 210
IEDs 280
Knives 240
Other prohibited objects 170

  • Unique image quality due to import of image raw data
  • Compliant to EU and ICAO regulations
  • Recognized by BPol, LBA and BMI

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