HALO’s USP is a patented innovation, which creates an X-ray optical lever. This lever produces an annulus from the X-ray generator that substantially magnifies X-ray diffraction (XRD) signal strength. This generates enhanced material specific information that allows HALO’s equipment to inspect items, like bags, minerals and human tissue, in real time, at low dose, in small format, at low cost. This novel approach allows real-time analysis in a compact footprint, using angular-dispersive or energy-dispersive XRD discrimination to establish the presence of specific material within the inspected item.
It is estimated that around $2.7 trillion of economic activity every year is generated by air travel, meaning 3.6% of global GDP is derived from aviation. Over 10 million jobs worldwide are directly connected to air travel. This excludes other forms of transportation such as shipping and rail which in some situations and jurisdictions also utilize X-ray technology for security purposes. The sheer scale of these industries testifies to the volume of demand for new products and investment that drive efficiency, enhance security and make travel and trade a safer and smoother experience.