MINI Z 120

MINI Z 120

The first Z Backscatter handheld imaging system, the MINI Z 120 system provides unsurpassed operational flexibility for the detection of explosives, drugs, and other organic contraband in hard-to-reach areas.


Self-contained, portable, easy to use

The MINI Z™ system is the world’s first handheld Z Backscatter® imaging system providing unsurpassed operational flexibility. Using the same technology that made the ZBV the top-selling cargo and vehicle inspection system in the world, the MINI Z 120 system’s Z Backscatter technology highlights organic threats and contraband.
With its small form factor and single-sided imaging, the MINI Z 120 system can access hard-to-reach areas, allowing for the effective screening of a wide variety of items such as suspicious bags, walls, furniture, small boats, aircraft, vehicle tires, and car interiors.
Unlike density meters, trace detectors, or trans-mission X-ray (Tx) systems, the MINI Z 120 system is the only handheld Backscatter system that can produce images using single-sided imaging to quickly locate hidden potential threats or con-traband behind organic surfaces.
The system’s fast and easy setup with user-friendly, intuitive interface produces an image much more readily than portable transmission systems. Completely self-contained, with no required set-up and no consumables to replenish. Simply power the device on and you’re ready to scan for potential threats and contraband.

Z Backscatter technology

The MINI Z 120 system employs Z Backscatter technology - pioneered and perfected by AS&E. Z Backscatter produces an image and reveals organic threats and contraband that transmission X-ray systems can miss -such as explosives, currency, and drugs.

Safe, secure, dependable operation

The MINI Z 120 system was designed with safety in mind, and features reliable and redundant safety subsystems. The MINI Z 120 system is safe for operators, bystanders, and the environment. The system conforms to applicable ANSI, ICRP, NCRP, and Euratom radiation safety standards for annual allowable dose for the general public. Although the MINI Z 120 system is a low-energy, low-dose Z Backscatter system, it is not designed to scan people. The MINI Z 120 system must be used in accordance with the manufacturer’s instructions and applicable laws and regulations.