The Grand Prix of the 41st International Exhibition of Inventions of Geneva was awarded to a Romanian Company, MB Telecom (MBT), for Roboscan 2M Aeria, a sophisticated system for scanning airplanes. The invention is intended for customs, armies, airports and airlines and X-rays planes to show possible structural faults, damage to internal parts or even cargo which is carried illegally.

MBT specializes in security and started to develop this project after seeing that customs had discovered drugs hidden inside a plane. So it developed instruments and a method to scan the craft in a very detailed way. A lorry with an  articulated, extendable arm projects rays onto the plane which moves along – pulled by a tug – at constant speed under the articulated arm. The X-Rays detect anything larger than 0.5mm. If just one bolt is missing or there is just one rifle bullet inside, this is shown immediately, exactly like any suspicious package. The whole operation is entirely automatic.

MB Telecom won the Geneva Grand Prix for the second time. The award was received for the first time by the Romanian company in 2009 for the Roboscan 1M, an advanced system for X-raying trucks. The International Exhibition of Inventions of Geneva also rewarded 54 other especially deserving inventions among the 1’000 presented.

More about the participation of MB Telecom at the Geneva Inventions Fair here. 

Oana Vasiliu