The Insight™ range is the best-performing Liquid Explosive Detection solution available and is operationally proven - with wide deployment at international airports including 8 of the top 10 European hubs



The Insight range is operationally proven with several hundred units in use throughout the EU and at airports in Asia and Australasia.

  • 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.

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.



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.




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