Archive: Homeland Defense

Catcher to Acquire Wireless Network Infrastructure Provider

Catcher Holdings, Inc. [CTHH] has agreed to acquire Vivato Networks, Inc., a provider of indoor and outdoor extended-range wireless network infrastructure equipment and services. The deal, which is expected to close in the fourth quarter of 2007, will allow Catcher to provide more complete solutions for its customers who acquire the company’s CATCHER mobile computing […]

Cross Match Receives $4.4M for Guardian Scanners for UKvisas

Cross Match Technologies received a $4.4 million contract from the United Kingdom’s Home Office for 1,385 livescan Guardian L SCAN fingerprint scanning systems in support of the UKvisas visa program. The fingerprint scanners will be installed and operational by the end of 2007 in U.K. overseas missions, including embassies and consulates. Fingerprints taken as part […]

Aion Seeking U.S. Distributor for Vein Recognition Reader

Aion Technologies, a subsidiary of Taiwan Secom Co., Ltd., has begun to market its vein recognition reader, company officials tell TR2 at the recent ASIS security conference in Las Vegas. Aion is seeking a U.S. distributor for INVERAS, which combines the reader, controller and access control device into one unit. The device can identify the […]

Stockton Police Hope to Expand Use of Mobile Fingerprint Capability

Police in Stockton, Calif., would like to expand the use of a mobile fingerprint identification system supplied by Cogent Systems [COGT] that they began using earlier this year under a crime fighting pilot project, says an official with the city’s police department. Initially Stockton police were primarily using Cogent’s BlueCheck portable fingerprint scanner over 200 […]

GE Deploys CommerceGuard to Port of Oakland

General Electric [GE] has installed its CommerceGuard tracking and detection system at the Port of Oakland in California to monitor shipping containers equipped with the company’s container security devices (CSD). GE says that over 20 ports internationally have the CommerceGuard network installed. GE says additional deployments are planned this year. The Port of Oakland handles […]

NIAID Issues BAA for Bio-Defense Vaccine Enhancement

The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), with funding provided in whole or in part by the Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Agency, plans to fund organizations with demonstrated vaccine product development experience to produce a vaccine candidate either for a NIAID Category A or B Priority Pathogen or a candidate third generation […]

AS&E Tallies $19.4M in New Orders

American Science and Engineering [ASEI] has received $19.4 million in new contracts, including a $13.1 million service and maintenance renewal order from the Defense Department to support its fleet of Z Backscatter Vans (ZBVs). Most of the ZBVs are located in “high risk areas,” the company says. The company also received a $4 million order […]

GD Tapped to Provide IT Services for Coast Guard under EAGLE

General Dynamics [GD] won a potential 52-month, $10.5 million task order to provide technical and program management support services to the Coast Guard Incident Response Team. The contract was awarded under the Department of Homeland Security’s EAGLE contract. GD will provide 24-hour technical and operational support to the Coast Guard network and will assist and […]

GE Deploys EntryScans to Polish Airport in Warsaw

General Electric’s [GE] Homeland Protection unit has deployed and activated 17 EntryScan walk-through explosive trace detection portals for passenger screening at Poland’s Warsaw Frederic Chopin Airport. Contract terms were not disclosed. The deployment is the largest application of walk-through explosive trace detection portals for aviation security in Europe, GE says. EntryScans are deployed to nearly […]

Advanced Photonix Gets $1M SBIR Award for Terahertz Development

Terahertz instrumentation supplier Advanced Photonix, Inc. [API] has received a $1 million Phase II Small Business Innovative Research (SBIR) contract from the Department of Homeland Security to develop and prototype a flexible terahertz instrument that can be marketed as a replacement for nuclear source gauges, which are used in industrial process monitoring and control. The […]