XTE is the first  standard for testing
X-ray technologies used to examine air freight, shipping pallets and shipping containers.


The XTE standard consists of two test pieces – XTE-1 and XTE-2 – that holistically evaluate the performance of all scanners (from 120kV and above) within minutes.


The simple yet intelligent solution allows medium and large X-ray scanners to be calibrated to comply with regulator’s requirements as well as best practices in the global security industry. XTE also represents the best testing platform available, covering multiple mediums including air and steel, as well as comprehensive spatial testing arrangements.


Comprehensive testing

The XTE Standard delivers 9 standards tests, providing a full range of recognised tests for resolution, penetration and material discrimination for large items. This is achieved by rotating the position of the test device for differing X-ray beam delivery angles, ensuring compliance with the ASTM F792 and exceeding the ANSI N42.46 standard specifications. 

Fast and Accurate

The XTE test is conducted in a single pass, allowing evaluation of X-ray system performance within minutes instead of the current 3 – 4 hours. The evaluation procedure can therefore be scheduled more often – a minimum of 2 times monthly as recommended by ANSTO – enabling performance to be monitored over time. Plus it can be conducted during normal operations with minimal throughput disruption, leading to reduced operating costs and increased productivity. 

User-Friendly Software

Available for all operating systems, and for desktop, laptop and tablet, the software and hardware is seamlessly integrated, thus allowing evaluation to be done after testing without compromising scanner’s downtime. Test data is also easily exported and recorded for audit purposes. 


Mitigate Equipment Failure

The historical and trending information provided by the testing system can be used to support decision making about X-ray scanning operations and infrastructure maintenance. The XTE Standard can therefore help identify performance issues early, enabling you to schedule maintenance in a timely manner. 

Make Better Purchase Decisions

XTE not only provides operational testing and evaluation of existing X-ray units, it also allows for acceptance testing and evaluation of new X-ray systems. This ensures purchased X-ray systems are operating as specified and immediately ready for service.

Easy to Use

The XTE unit is forklift ready – no transport pallets are required.

The XTE Standard was tested and validated by Michael Snyder & Curtis Bell, Ph.D. of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Science & Technology Directorate at the William J. Hughes Technical Centre in Atlantic City International Airport, New Jersey, USA in July 2013.

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