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Insight200M™ is the latest liquid explosive detection system (LEDS) from Cobalt, offering the lowest false alarm rate of any ECAC certified LEDS system

Exceptional Detection with an Ultra-low False Alarm Rate

Insight200M Screens All Common Container Types

  • ECAC standard 3 (Type B and A)
  • Screens ALL containers, including metals
  • False alarm rate for ALL containers ≈1.5%
  • Fast and easy to use: Scans in ~5 seconds
  • Detects and names threat material (detection only in metal containers)
  • Compact form factor
  • Ideal as stand-alone systems for all containers
    or for alarm resolution with EDS for cabin baggage (C2 or C3)

Insight200M is the latest addition to the Insight range. Smaller and lighter than the popular Insight100™ series - and offering improved detectivity and false alarm rates (FARs) - Insight200M fits into security operations with the lowest resource impact and highest screening throughput of any Type B LEDS system.

For a typical flow of commerce, the overall blended FAR for Insight200M is ≈1.5%, but can be much lower. For example, for bottled water alone, the FAR of Insight systems is just 1 in 4,000 bottles (≈0.02%).

When tested using the standard ECAC test set, the Insight200M has a FAR ~10x lower than operationally demonstrated by the most widely used alternative products.

Items False Alarm Rate
Non-metallic containers <1%
Bottled Water


All containers including metals (Insight200M) ≈1.5%

False alarm rates of Insight systems as stand-alone machines


All of Cobalt's Insight scanners can be continuously monitored and managed by a centralised software system – the Overview Management Server. The software enables scheduled reporting for regulatory compliance monitoring.

Flexible Insight200M System Deployment

Stand-alone or Combination Use

For non-metallic containers Insight200M uses Cobalt’s proprietary SORS™ (Spatially Offset Raman Spectroscopy) technology. Metal containers are screened using a secondary sensor. The system has an exceptionally high detection performance coupled with an ultra-low false alarm rate (FAR).

Insight systems have been widely deployed at airports throughout the EU, with additional installations in Asia and Australasia. Systems operate either as a stand-alone unit or commonly in combination with Type C (C2 or C3) explosive detection systems for cabin baggage. Typical false alarm rates in such combinations are consistently the best available compared to competitor systems.

Insight200M used in combination with Type C EDS for cabin baggage

Insight200M used in combination with Type C EDS for cabin baggage

System Operation

The Insight200M easily screens partially filled containers, as well as STEBS and unusual bottle shapes and sizes. The system has no problem screening containers of 10ml or greater as well as large containers up to 3l. Insight200M can also screen for flammable liquids.

The Insight range has a very high operational reliability, consistently demonstrating >99.8% operational availability in the field.

Multi-language User Modes

Insight200M's intuitive software platform can be set up in a wide variety of languages.

Dimensions: 562 mm wide / 536 mm high / 417 mm deep

Weight: <25 kg

Types of container Glass: opaque, coloured, clear, frosted
Plastic: opaque, coloured, clear, frosted
Cardboard / Paper
Metal containers: Tetra Paks, foil pouches, drink cans, food tins, tubes, aerosols
Container size Any shape up to 38cm (15”) high and 20cm (8") wide
Contents from 10ml to >3 litres
Contents Liquids, aerosols, gels and other consumer items
Partially-filled containers and small liquid volume (≈10ml)
Works with dense or viscous liquids, e.g., honey or syrup
Safety Class 1 laser system – interlocked
CE marked
Power requirements 90-264VAC 50-60Hz
<200W continuous
Connectivity Ethernet and USB 2.0

Screening Liquids under 100ml using Insight Systems

Application Notes

The Insight Range - Lowest False Alarm Rates in Metal and Non-Metal Containers

Application Notes

Insight Series - Study of False Alarm Rates on Bottled water

Application Notes

Insight200M Product Brochure


Overview Server Product Note


Insight200M Liquids, Aerosols and Gels Scanner - Ideal for Airports <500K PAX

Application Notes

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Watch the Insight200M overview video

Watch the Insight200M overview video