DICOS Toolkit

DICOS Toolkit


Which SDK is Used By 80+ Airport Security Vendors?

The Stratovan DICOS Toolkit/SDK

The Airport of the Future Starts with DICOS, Interoperability & Stratovan
The vision of the interoperable airport requires aviation systems to communicate and work seamlessly with each other. To achieve it, an airport security interoperability standard such as DICOS is inevitable. If you’re an airport security vendor, it’s time to ease the pain of achieving the standard now with “the Gold Standard” - the Stratovan DICOS Toolkit.

Stratovan is the company with the only SDK for airport security systems for building the vendor-neutral interoperable airport of the future. We also offer a complete suite of Aviation Security products and services such as for Automated Threat Recognition (ATR) enhanced solutions. No one else offers the critical tools and services you need to achieve the forthcoming interoperability standards, which is why over 80 aviation security vendors already use Stratovan’s SDK to create software to achieve interoperability for their systems.

At Stratovan, we are focused on software that helps you achieve interoperability based on emerging interoperability standards. Contact us to get on the path to interoperability and contributing to the airport of the future today.

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Why use Stratovan Software?

Software isn’t an Afterthought, it’s our Focus

Why has Stratovan been so successful in driving real-time vendor-neutral interoperability? Because we only focus on developing software that factors in the complexities of the hardware our software will ultimately run on. Stratovan’s success stems from considering all the constraints, demands and nuances of each individual piece of hardware in use, and how each device needs to communicate with everything else to deliver unified screening.

We understand all the devices in airport security that need to be integrated and have the experience, expertise, software development capabilities and services to make interoperability a reality for any vendor’s system.

Moreover, Stratovan’s seasoned team has the technical expertise to solve any software problems that arise in airport security environment. We understand and handle challenging data throughput and the compatibility of CT scanners and seamlessly blend this with systems that are far less performance constrained.

Stratovan Works With More Airport Security Vendors Than Anyone

Find out why so many security vendors – including all the major players – entrust Stratovan’s interoperability platforms to enable system and workflow integration and drive real-time operational interoperability. No other solution is used in as many vendor security systems as Stratovan.

Stratovan’s DICOS SDK platform is continuously tested in partnership with the TSA (Transportation Security Administration) and Sandia National Laboratories, with the results validating our compatibility with leading airport security systems.

The Stratovan DICOS Toolkit (SDK) is:

  • Proven and used by over 80 airport vendors
  • Verified by the Transportation Security Administration (TSA), Department of Homeland Security (DHS), and Sandia National Laboratories vendor partners under the OTAP effort.
  • Builds on our expertise in developing software for healthcare
  • Very easy to use; alleviates the complexities of the DICOS standard
Additional Info

DICOS Toolkit Goals: 

  • Provide a software toolkit that “hides” DICOS from the implementer – vendors, manufactures, etc. do not have to be experts to implement DICOS reducing training and operational costs 
  • Provide a toolkit standard that is built around a security environment addressing some of the existing medical toolkit limitations, i.e., speed, capacity, scalability, etc. 
  • Support the vision of an interoperable airport; hence, reduce an airport’s overall operational cost 

Standard based / DICOS Toolkit Advantages: 

  • Supports the establishment of a common data interchange protocol and extensible file format to facilitate data information exchange 
  • Low implementation cost 
  • Facilitates a clear path for DICOS compliance and TSA certification 
  • Facilitates a Common Workstation 
    • Display 
    • Transmission 
    • Storage 
  • Enables generic secondary ATR algorithms 
  • Facilitates an Integrated and Interoperable Airport solution 
  • Facilitates 3rd party developers to participate in Aviation Security innovations

Technical Details: 

  • DICOS v2, which focuses on data output from EDS, AT, AIT, and QR systems as well as Threat Detection Reports (TDR).
  • Linux, Windows, and OSX; 32 and 64 bit.
  • C++ Application Programming Interface (API).
  • Supports both file and network I/O.
  • Includes a comprehensive conformance testing suite and device simulators to connect with for testing
  • Product-based sample code and use cases (e.g. how to connect an EDS to an OSR)


  • This DICOS software is free and will always be free – there will never be any licensing charges. This work is covered by a TSA contract.
  • The purpose is to provide a free high-quality DICOS library to the airport security market and we would appreciate any feedback your software development team has in regard to the software.
    • Questions you have during the DICOS integration process.
    • Any problems encountered during integration.
    • How long it took to integrate, use, and/or test DICOS for your purposes.
    • Any unmet needs that you have.
    • Any deficiencies in our documentation.
    • Any general comments, pleasant surprises, suggestions, and/or recommendations.

Minimum Hardware Requirements

RequirementsA - Checkpoint, Maxillo, DICOS, ProSurgical

Data Size*100 MB200 MB400 MB1+ GB
  • Intel i3 or
  • AMD Ryzen 3

  • Intel i5 or
  • AMD Ryzen 5
  • Intel i7 or
  • AMD Ryzen 7
  • Intel i7 or
  • AMD Ryzen 7
  • 8+ GB
  • 8+ GB
  • 16+ GB
  • 32+ GB
  • Intel Integrated Graphics
  • nVidia GeForce GTX 1050 or
  • AMD Radeon RX 460
  • nVidia GeForce GTX 1050 or
  • AMD Radeon RX 460
  • nVidia GeForce GTX 1060 or
  • AMD Radeon 560
  • 1+ GB
  • 2+ GB
  • 3+ GB
  • 4+ GB

* Data size is based on the size of your data files.

† Or better than indicated.

‡ OpenGL 3.0 or later.

  • Intel CPU recommended.
  • nVidia GPU recommended.
  • 64-bit CPU and Operating System required for data sizes over 100MB.
  • 1GB of hard disk space for installation.
  • 1920 x 1080 pixel display or better.
  • Windows 8.1 or later.

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