TSA unveils new security technology at Milwaukee Mitchell International Airport

NOW: TSA unveils new security technology at Milwaukee Mitchell International Airport

MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) – Passengers at airports across the U.S. will notice a new system rolled out at security checkpoints.

The new technology is being introduced right now and is already at Milwaukee Mitchell International Airport.

The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) says the two new pieces of equipment will not only help travelers stay safe, but also healthy.

The first change is a new credential technology system meaning passengers will no longer hand their ID and boarding pass to an agent, but instead but their ID through a machine.

“The ID goes in and then it transfers all of the information onto the screen,” TSA Spokesperson Frank Pipia said. “That passenger's reservation, that the passengers are who they say they are and it’ll eliminate the chance for fraudulent IDs… not only efficient, but eliminates touchpoints.”

TSA is also rolling out a new three-dimensional x-ray machine where agents can rotate the image 360 degrees. Older machines were two-dimensional.

“They [travelers] can leave everything in their luggage,” Pipia said. “They can put it through and we’ll never even have to touch the luggage. So they can leave laptops, liquids, all of that in there, similar to PreCheck, except they are going to need to take their shoes off.”

The equipment is now in every major Wisconsin airport and will continue to be implemented around the country.

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