Rail Security ProjectApril 28, 2006
Sandia National Laboratories selects Brijot Imaging Systems' full-motion security system for testing as part of the Department of Homeland Security project.
ORLANDO, Fla. /BUSINESS WIRE/ -- Brijot Imaging Systems, Inc., announced that Sandia National Laboratories has selected the BIS-WDS Prime for testing as part of the Rail Security Pilot Project. Brijot's system is reputed to be the world's first and only full-motion security system with the ability to detect concealed weapons on a person quickly and discretely from a distance in real-time while that person walks through the camera's view. This Department of Homeland Security project, aimed at improving the security of the nation's railroads and preventing terrorist threats similar to those experienced by other major cities worldwide, has received $10 million from the U.S. Congress as part of the $1.1 billion Rail Security Act of 2005.
"We're excited to take part in the Rail Security Pilot Project," says Brijot President and CEO Brian J. Andrew. "The Department of Homeland Security is taking a huge step toward better protecting both commuters and our essential transportation infrastructure from such deadly bombing attacks as those on London and Madrid. Sandia's testing provides an incredible opportunity to independently corroborate our system capabilities, which uses millimeter wave sensors to locate objects such as suicide bombs made of plastics, ceramics and composites--not just metal--that transportation operators cannot find today without random stops and searches."
Sandia, a National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) laboratory, chose Brijot's equipment for testing as part of its directive to identify advanced technologies that detect explosives or other large weapons used to injure passengers and damage facilities and equipment. Based on the results of this testing, Sandia will recommend to DHS the most promising technologies for demonstration in their next phase of the Rail Security Pilot Project.
Brijot's full-motion millimeter-wave imaging system affords myriad benefits for users. Sandia will test the system's effectiveness as part of an entry portal application. Security operations personnel can image patrons from a distance to identify persons carrying large suspicious items, as well as the location of those items, and isolate those individuals from the normal flow of transit passengers. User-definable minimum-size thresholds eliminate the need for persons to empty pockets.
Brijot's system simultaneously identifies an unlimited number of objects in real-time and, using a sophisticated detection engine, superimposes indicator boxes over a full-motion video image to help operators identify the location of hidden objects. Further, BIS-WDS Prime can integrate with other security devices to automatically lockout individuals on whom the system detects suspicious objects without operator intervention before such individuals can cause harm to property or people.
A completely passive device that emits no radiation, the BIS-WDS Prime presents no medical hazard. In addition, the system eliminates profiling issues because the system does not discriminate against any person based on physical characteristics but, rather, identifies only those individuals carrying suspicious objects.
About Brijot Imaging Systems, Inc.
Brijot Imaging Systems, Inc., designs, manufactures, and sells the world's first surveillance system to feature full-motion, real-time millimeter-wave imaging capabilities, allowing users to search for and locate potential threats on an individual quickly and discretely from a distance while that person walks through the camera's view. No other product, today or in the past, has ever offered advantages comparable to those of the BIS-WDS Prime. Led by a management team with many years experience commercializing advanced technologies, Brijot features an advisory board comprised of such individuals as Four-Star General (Retired) Barry McCaffrey. The company began the full-scale manufacture and distribution of production units to customers across the globe in January 2006.
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