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X-ray Systems

SDS offers a wide range of X-ray systems for the Security and NDT industries combining the Golden Engineering X-ray sources and Vidisco Digital imaging panels.

Guardian 17

A dust and waterproof system with Mil-spec and IP-67 ratings, Guardian was designed to meet the extreme conditions of security and military applications.

Guardian 17 is a 14″ x 17″ imaging area panel which is available in a variety of configurations such as rugged case, backpack, laptop or tablet, wired or wireless connections with a range of up to 1.5 km.

Guardian includes additional optional accessories and features, such as integration with robots, a Dual Energy Module, which differentiates between organic and inorganic materials; an external camera that can be mounted on top of the X-ray source, a slider solution for detection of large objects, and much more.

Guardian 17 is available in the following configurations to meet all of your X-ray needs: 

Rugged Case (STD):

  • Casing:  Small rugged case.

  • Default Computer:  Standard laptop, touch screen (rugged laptop optional).

  • CDU to CAT Cables:  50 m cable on removable reel.


  • Casing:  Ergonomic backpack.

  • Default Computer:  Rugged laptop.

  • CDU to CAT Cables: 35 m cable on built-in reel.

Extreme Temperature:

  • Casing:  Rugged case or backpack.

  • Default Computer:  Rugged laptop.

  • CDU to CAT Cables:  35 m tactical cable on reel.

  • Remarks:  Extreme temperature resistance test -20° to +50° Celsius.

Civilian Case:

  • Casing:  Civilian case.

  • Default Computer:  Standard laptop.

  • CDU to CAT Cables:  50 m cable on removable reel.

Guardian 17 specification includes**:

  • Imaging Area (mm):  358 x 431 mm (14″ x 17″).

  • Imager Size:  470 (H) x 400 (W) x 17 (D) mm: (~18.5″ x 15.7″ x 0.6″).

  • Imager Weight:  4.2 kg (~9.2 lbs).

  • Dead Space:  8 mm from bottom border and 10 mm from right border.

  • Dynamic Range:  16 bit (65,536 grey levels).

  • Resolution:  ~3.5 lp/mm.

  • Pixel Pitch:  140 µm.

  • Robust, Field Design:  YES.

  • Battery Operation: Two hot swap-able batteries for never-ending continuous operation.

  • Battery Power Level Indication:  LED Indicator.

  • Charge During Nonstop AC Operation:  YES.

  • Support Vehicle DC/AC Inverter:  YES


** Specifications are subject to market changes and manufacturer updates.

Slider 3x3
See the bigger picture!
SDS Group are proud to present the new and improved Slider solution for obtaining a large imaging area at the click of a button.
The Slider 3 x 3 is a compact and lightweight solution designed to integrate with any type of Vidisco’s imagers.
The Slider enables a modular image acquisition between
one to sixteen images! According to the inspected object
size, you can choose your region of interest and decide the
number of images to take. The new Slider has the unique
ability to operate as “stand-alone” in a full wireless
configuration and battery operation.
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