The TSA Introduced an Advanced Image Technology (AIT) Machine at ITH

The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) introduced the latest checkpoint screening technology equipment at Ithaca Tompkins Regional Airport (ITH) today. 

With the addition of the new Advanced Imaging Technology (AIT) machine at ITH, the airport is able to further strengthen security for passengers flying out of Ithaca. AIT Technology is designed to enhance security by safely screening passengers for metallic and non-metallic threats-including weapons, explosives, and other objects concealed under layers of clothing.

There is a generic image of all passengers who are screened through the new automated image technology checkpoint screening equipment. It’s the same generic image for all passengers, regardless of their gender, height or weight and is designed to enhance passenger privacy. The image looks very much like the outline of a cookie cutter.

Imaging technology screening is safe for all travelers, and the technology meets all known national and international health and safety standards. In fact, the energy emitted by millimeter wave technology is 1,000 times less than the international limits and guidelines.

Learn more about the AIT machine here:


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