Australia Is Newest Country to Deploy Battelle, Sellex Liquid Bottle Scanning Technology at Airports

Brisbane and Sydney Join the UK and Scandinavian Airports on the Eve of European Rules Change

COLUMBUS, OH--(Marketwired - Nov 12, 2013) - No more pouring expensive liquor or pricy perfume down the drain in frustration while traveling through world airports and taking advantage of duty-free shops.

Australian air travelers are joining other world airports using a new technology that will allow them to start bringing some liquids through security screenings and onto airplanes, knowing it has been safely scanned.

The LS10 liquid bottle scanner, developed, produced and marketed by Battelle and Sellex, is a powerful screening technology that scans liquids, aerosols and gels (LAGS) in almost any container for threats such as explosives and flammables.

Brisbane and Sydney Airports have recently purchased the LS10 for use in their international terminals. In addition, Heathrow Airport Limited (HAL) purchased the LS10 for use in its terminals at London Heathrow Airport as well as Aberdeen, Glasgow International and Southhampton Airports. HAL selected the LS10 after an extensive trial evaluation period conducted in early 2013.

A number of Airports in Scandinavia have also purchased the LS10 for screening LAGS at security checkpoints. Click here to view a video of the technology in action.

In January, the European Union will begin permitting a limited category of liquids, aerosols and gels under a phased implementation to be carried onto airplanes, making the safe, quick scanning of such materials crucial to airline security and passenger-flow through checkpoints.

The innovative technology received one of the coveted R&D 100 Awards from R&D Magazine, which bestows the awards in recognition of the most significant scientific accomplishments for 2011. The LS10 is one of the most advanced bottle liquid scanners in the world, employing dual sensing modalities to detect threat flammables, acids, and explosive liquids, aerosols and gels within sealed or unopened glass, plastic, metal, paper, and ceramic containers whether clear or opaque.

"We continue to see interest from airports around the world," said Mike Janus, Critical Infrastructure general manager for Battelle National Security. "Airline and airport security officials are recognizing that the LS10 stands apart from other devices in its ability to scan such a wide array of containers -- and to do so in a very small, compact size."

This leading edge scanning device integrates the use of Radio Frequency (RF) and ultrasonic technology to non-invasively interrogate liquids, aerosols and gels in containers. The LS10 distinguishes threat liquids, aerosols and gels from benign substances, and alerts security personnel of suspicious contents quickly and accurately. Ease of operation of the LS10 allows for its use in varied security venues. For security check points, this new technology enables more efficient processing of containers with high detection success and low false alarm rates.

The instruments are manufactured at Battelle's advanced manufacturing facility in Dublin, Ohio with Australian service and distribution support provided by Western Advance in Australia.

About Battelle

Every day, the people of Battelle apply science and technology to solving what matters most. At major technology centers and national laboratories around the world, Battelle conducts research and development, designs and manufactures products, and delivers critical services for government and commercial customers. Headquartered in Columbus, Ohio since its founding in 1929, Battelle serves the national security, health and life sciences, and energy and environmental industries. For more information, visit

About Sellex International

Sellex International is a market and product development company primarily focused on developing, marketing and distributing products into niche international markets. When an international ban on carrying liquids was implemented in 2005, Sellex began the process of developing a product to address the need for threat liquid detection. This eventually led to the business relationship between Sellex and Battelle. For more information about the LS10, visit

About Western Advance

Formed in 1993, Western Advance has become Australia's leading specialist integrator in the Critical Infrastructure and Oil and Gas Industry successfully supplying bespoke solutions such as CCTV, Emergency Warning / PAGA systems Intercom, Security Systems, Intruder Detection Systems and Access Control Systems solutions for major projects and installations in Australia and around the world. To sustain its position as leader in our field it has partnered with specialist companies recognized as the world's leading designers and manufacturers in their field.

The purchase of the LS10 by Brisbane and Sydney Airports was facilitated by and will be supplied by Western Advance.

Western Advance has offices in Perth, Brisbane, Darwin and Sydney in Australia as well as Singapore and the U.A.E.

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