The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) and leading laptop case manufactures are in the process of developing standards that could see the end of having to take a laptop out of your laptop case, for x-ray scanning at airport security checkpoints. If initial tests of prototype laptop cases are successful, we will begin seeing security checkpoint friendly laptop cases on the market within 3-4 months.
Manufacturers such as Belkin, Samsonite, Skooba, Targus and Wegner have made submissions and plan to submit prototypes, for the first round of prototype testing in early June.
Initial TSA requirements to manufactures specifed checkpoint friendly cases and bags provide an unobstructed X-ray scan of the passenger’s laptop, which means no cables, etc between the x-ray and laptop, to achieve this requirement many security checkpoint friendly case designs are believed to revolve around a clamshell design, with one side of the shell for the laptop and the other shell for the
passengers documents, cables, etc.
Before scanning the passenger would open the clam shell then lay the open shell on the scanning belt to allow an unobstructed scan.
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