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OSI Systems [OSIS] Rapiscan Systems division is acting as an original equipment manufacturer for international sales of Analogic’s [ALOG] computed tomography-based passenger checkpoint carry-on baggage scanner. The agreement is non-exclusive and doesn’t include the U.S. Analogic calls its system ConneCT but Rapiscan will call the systems it sells to foreign customer the 920CT and it will include the Rapiscan logo.

Customs and Border Protection has acquired and deployed the Thermo Fisher Scientific [TMO] handheld Gemini Analyzer that can identify hazardous chemicals and drugs coming into the U.S. via express consignment shipments and other means of transportation. CBP says the Gemini devices will help combat the threat of fentanyl and other dangerous drugs being smuggled into the U.S. “Our officers now have the ability to safely sample unknown substances in real-time, and get instant results,” says Devin Chamberlain, CBP’s Port Director at Detroit Metropolitan Airport.

Telos Corp. says its Identity Management Solutions business has been contracted by Los Angeles World Airports to provide U.S. Transportation Security Administration-approved Designated Aviation Channeling Services for processing worker background checks at Los Angeles International Airport. The channeling services enable submissions of workers’ biographic and biometric data to conduct background checks of individuals working in secure areas of U.S. commercial airports. Telos says the channeling services deployment at LAX is “notable for its size.” Dawn Lucini, vice president of Aviation Security at Telos ID, says, “With more than 54,000 badge holders, we have streamlined the worker background check process, while upholding the high security standards at LAX in an effective and efficient manner.”

IDEMIA says its MorphoWave desktop fingerprint scanner was the only device that won an award in three categories in the Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity Nail to Nail fingerprint challenge. The categories and Idemia’s placements were fastest scan (2nd), best gallery accuracy (3rd) and best latent accuracy (3rd).

WidePoint Corp. [WYY] has received a $900,000 follow-on task order from Customs and Border Protection to continue to deliver cellular wireless managed services to the agency. The task order was made under the Department of Homeland Security Cellular Wireless Management Services Blanket Purchase Agreement.





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