FAA provides application opportunities for suppliers
FAA provides application opportunities for suppliers

Jan 1, 2002 12:00 PM

The Federal Aviation Administration has purchased more than $16 million worth of explosives detection (CTX) systems from InVision Technologies Inc., Newark, Calif., for use at undisclosed airports around the country. The FAA has also purchased several i-Portal systems by InVision subsidiary Quantum Magnetics. Milestone Technology Inc., Idaho, has also purchased several i-Portals, and a $27 million supply agreement for CTX machines was made by Aeroports de Paris the company that owns and operates Charles de Gaulle and Orly international airports in France.

Florida's Jacksonville International Airport and Nebraska's Omaha Eppley Airfield have selected biometric fingerprint technology by Identix Inc., Los Gatos, Calif., for processing employee background checks.

The FAA has purchased five Secure 1000 systems and 300 TIP-ready x-ray scanners from Rapiscan Security Products Inc., a subsidiary of OSI Systems Inc., Hawthorne, Calif. The Secure 1000 scans to identify weapons (ceramic, plastic, metal or glass) and/or contraband (C-4, vials, syringes, etc.) that may be on a person's body. TIP (Threat Image Projection) x-ray machines work similarly to conventional x-ray machines, but with a device that can produce a false image of a weapon to keep human screeners on their toes.

The Hillsborough County (Fla.) Aviation Authority has chosen ISR Solutions, Chantilly, Va., to proceed on a major security upgrade at Tampa International Airport. The contract includes completely replacing the existing security systems, including access control and CCTV.

The University of Ottawa has become "smarter," thanks to a smart card program from ITC Systems, Toronto. The program includes the implementation of Unattended Point-of-Sale terminals that use the smart cards.

British Telecommunications PLC has entered into a supply agreement for a wireless intruder alarm system from Interlogix Inc., Austin, Texas, to be used in the BT Home-Care residential security division.

Bigfoot Food Stores, with 225 stores in Kentucky, Indiana and Illinois, will integrate color camera systems by Checkpoint Systems Inc., Thorofare, N.J., with a digital recording system by FireKing, New Albany, Ind. The first block of installations were to be completed in December.

A security expansion project has begun at the Calgary airport in Alberta, Canada, by Loronix Information Systems, Durango, Colo., a subsidiary of Comverse Technology Inc., Woodbury, N.Y. The system will include 600 cameras to be installed in a four-phase implementation process.

Sri Lanka's Airport Aviation Services Ltd. is implementing a digitized photo identification system for employees, staff and visitors using secure ID card technology from Datastrip, Oxfordshire, U.K. AASL manages and controls logistics for the International Airport of Sri Lanka.

Group 4 Securitas, Torrance, Calif., has been designated the standard supplier of access control technology for the city of Seattle. The city has already upgraded to a multiple-building, networked system that includes CCTV, intercoms, remote sites and workstations.

O.C. Tanner, the official supplier of the 2002 Olympic Winter Games medals, has installed video surveillance and digital recording technology from Sensormatic Corp., Boca Raton, Fla., to use around a vault area where the medals will be kept until the Games.

The Signature Flight Support facility at the Miami International Airport is protected by a remote video surveillance system from Axcess Inc., Dallas. Three Prism video products, LANconnect, LANcorder and LANview, were to be installed.

SCM Microsystems Inc., Fremont, Calif., and Logicon, a subsidiary of Northrop Grumman Corp., Herndon, Va., have teamed to supply smart card readers to the U.S. Army. To date, 50,000 SCM readers have been delivered. The deal is a result of the U.S. Department of Defense's common Access Card program.

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