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Suvarnabhumi » CTX scanners have been fixed & ready for full operation

Sunday, July 20th, 2008

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Computer tomography x-ray (CTX) machines at the capital’s Suvarnabhumi airport are fully functional now after breaking down in June due to a computer virus introduced into the computer system server.

The Airports of Thailand (AOT) has implemented measures to close all USB ports connecting to the CTX server so that no alien programme or software can be downloaded into the computer system, Serirat Prasutanont, director of Suvarnabhumi airport said.

GE Invision Inc., an American company which supplied the CTX machines at Suvarnabhumi, is developing anti-virus software to block the computer virus, but it has taken time to install the newly-developed software.

The Airports of Thailand staff and GE Invision technicians are monitoring the CTX bomb scanners and the conveyor belt system around the clock. The technical caretakers are prepared to fix any technical glitches immediately if such occurs. The warranty period for the new technology is valid for more than one year, expiring in September 2008.

The airports authority will ask GE Invision Inc. to train Airports of Thailand staff regarding basic maintenance next month.

Of the 26 CTX baggage scanners at Suvarnabhumi airport, at least five malfunctioned in June due to the computer virus. The machines have been in use since February 2006.

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