Astrophysics Adds Layer of Security to Sochi Olympics

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Checkpoint Systems to Screen Incoming Passengers and Drivers in Buses and Cabs

Astrophysics, Inc., a leader in conventional and air cargo security X-Ray inspection systems, today announced the installation of its unique 6 Color Imaging X-Ray systems to help secure the winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia. Selected for its superior detection capabilities and superior throughput speed, Astrophysics systems will screen incoming passengers and drivers on buses and in cabs.

“Venues like the Olympics are difficult to secure, requiring layers of protection that can screen both quickly and accurately, offering attendees and participants the highest possible level of security with minimal inconvenience,” said François Zayek, chief executive officer of Astrophysics, Inc. “Our technology effectively detects both sophisticated threats and homemade threats like those used at the Boston Marathon and we are honored to be part of the Sochi Olympics.”

Astrophysics’ above-industry-standard 6 Color Imaging will enable security threats to be more easily identified by operators while speeding throughput and reducing the need for secondary searches.

The company’s X-Ray Systems in use at the Olympics include the following:

  •     XIS-5878 – used for larger parcels and cargo
  •     XIS-5335 system – for parcels, purses and backpack
  •     XIS-6040 system – for small parcels, ideal for checkpoints

Astrophysics systems have been part of sporting events world-wide including the Torino Olympics and will be used at the upcoming World Cup in Brazil. For more information, please visit us at

About Astrophysics, Inc:
Astrophysics offers advanced X-ray security screening systems that help operators detect and identify weapons and explosives in civil and military markets worldwide. Astrophysics exports to over 60 countries and builds all its own products domestically in Southern California. The corporate headquarters located in the City of Industry, California is the manufacturing facility for air cargo, conventional and mobile solutions. A second facility in Ontario, California is the primary location for research and development, and the high energy cargo and portal systems.

The company employs over 140 employees in the U.S., and has affiliate companies globally. For more information about Astrophysics, visit

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