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FPED VIII, Stafford, VA, May, 2011

FPED VIII, 2011: Matthew B. Gifford, Senior Director Government Sales, Custom Vault Corporation

Custom Vault designs and distributes modular vault systems of light weight concrete capacity, as well as rooms for armory storage, secret sensitive document storage and other government and military storage needs, according to Matt Gifford. The most critical issue for government vaults, he says, is that there are specifications that must be met, a requirement which Custom Vault typically addresses in the design phase. Government customers include the Army, Navy, Marines, Coast Guard, U.S. Marshalls, U.S. Senate and the Federal Reserve Bank. At FPED VIII, the company is demonstrating its Mobile Armory Building, which offers exterior protection from the weather and interior GSA approved armory space. In the area of weapons protection, says Mr. Gifford, the only thing worse than having non-secure weapons is having high humidity for weapons, and that is why Custom Vault’s Mobile Armory Building has a water tight exterior that does not put any condensation into the room and properly distributes the air conditioning so that the temperature remains at 71 degrees throughout the space.

FPED VIII, 2011: Dennis Cunningham, Auto Clear

Dennis Cunningham explains that Auto Clear manufactures three types of products: X-ray scanners, trace explosion and narcotic detection systems, and a full line of metal detection products. Markets served include police, bomb squads, military installations, border crossings, transportation, government buildings, airports, seaports and correctional facilities. Cunningham demonstrates the company’s Model BZ 8880M x-ray scanner, which specializes in contraband placed in a bag to be hidden. He also demonstrates the Model 6040, with which the bag can be put through the system in any direction, and the E5000 Desktop explosive trace detection system, which can determine in a few seconds whether there were explosives present on the surface. Jep Poole, Auto Clear’s Mid-Atlantic Sales Manager, concludes the interview with a demonstration of the E3300 dual explosives/narcotics detector.

FPED VIII: Joseph Reiss, VP Marketing, American Science and Engineering (AS&E)

AS&E is a pioneering manufacturer of X-ray detection systems for force protection, homeland security and customs and border applications, says Joe Reiss. Its Gemini™ baggage scanning system uses two complementary types of X-ray – conventional transmission X-ray and Z Backscatter™ imaging technology developed by AS&E that can see concealed organic and metallic threat items such as handguns or plastic explosives. The Company’s newest application for Z Backscatter, called AXISS, is a smaller more flexible version of other Z Backscatter™ systems.  This system was originally created for explosive ordnance disposal teams and most recently under development for general aviation screening.  A new application for AXISS is the scanning of bicycles, the frames of which can be used to transport narcotics across the border. Reiss also demonstrates and discusses the company’s Z Backscatter Van, with graphics displaying various seizures. The Z Backscatter Van, which he describes as the most successful, largest selling cargo and vehicle X-ray system ever, is used for scanning trucks, cargo containers and passenger vehicles.


FPED VIII, 2011: David Natelson, President, Nasatka Security

Nasatka is a security system manufacturer and integrator, explains David Natelson. At FPED VIII, the company is demonstrating a set of solutions from a collection of Nasatka partners, including Ameristar Fence, QuinetiQ N.A., Patriot Barrier, Force One Decon and Drash Tents. Products on display include Nasatka’s towable vehicle barrier, which is deployed as a mobile solution, as well as Nasatka’ s wedge style barriers, crash beam barriers and decorative fences. Other products include a ballistic firing station covered by netting material that protects the station from RPGs, disabling rounds; a tactical, net-based mobile vehicle barrier that spreads across a road and can disable anything from a small car to an 18 wheeler; dress tents for holding computer systems and networking, along with a decontamination tent; and a passive vehicle barrier that looks like a stone wall but holds a hidden steel beam.neon air max 95 nike air max 95 sneaker discount nike air max air max 95 boots air max 90 mens

FPED VIII, 2011: Alan Martin, Sarnoff Corporation, Sales Engineer and Vince Paragano, Product Director, TerraSight.

Alan Martin describes the features and demonstrates Sarnoff’s iris recognition products. The magic in this Sarnoff technology, he says is in “how we capture the iris data,” which can be tied in with access control. The key is, “on the move and at a distance." He also describes and demonstrates a handheld, multi-modal device which uses facial recognition in addition to iris recognition. Vince Paragano then describes and demonstrates the many advanced features of the TerraSight suite of products, including the TerraScout Mobile Command Suite. The suite is a video exploitation solution that provides situational understanding, targeting, sensor cross-cueing and forensic reconciliation.

FPED VIII, 2011: Peter Kant, Executive Vice President, Rapiscan Systems, an OSI Company

Rapiscan is the Unites States’ largest provider of non-intrusive inspection equipment, according to Peter Kant. Its technologies are used in airport checkpoints and baggage inspections, military checkpoints and IED detection, inspections of cargo, vehicles and people in border protection, and in special events such as the Olympics and protection of prisons, court houses and other infrastructure. Rapiscan’s products use all non-intrusive technologies, ranging from X-ray, dual energy X-ray and high energy X-ray to gamma ray, trace, back scatter and metal detection. At FPED VIII, the company is demonstrating its Secure 1000 Mobile Checkpoint and rugged Eagle T-10 X-ray system, which work in difficult, harsh environments and offers low cost, low maintenance and state of the art performance. In aviation and airports, says Kant, the next generation technology is all about speed of through-put. With new algorithms used by Rapiscan’s RTT baggage handling system, people will now be able to carry liquids and electronics on board. Some day, he promises, we may also be able to keep our shoes on.

FPED VIII, 2011: David Wachs, President Concentric Security

Concentric Security provides consulting and construction management services in building turnkey perimeter protection systems that meet federal guidelines and standards, according to David Wachs. The company’s consulting services start at the planning stage and include site visits, site surveys, site analysis, site layout, compliance advice and security engineering. Construction management services include installation and construction of the entire access control point, including training and follow-up maintenance. Markets include all kinds of government and critical infrastructure applications. At FPED VIII, the company demonstrates its custom controls, which offer multiple security modes. In a heightened security scenario, for example, the system can take control away from the local security guard or change to an all manual mode.

FPED VIII, 2011: Dave Gavitt, Director of ActivIdentity division of HID Global

ActivIdentity deals in digital identity, says Dave Gavitt, publishing certificates and validating certificates with government CAC cards or PIV cards. The company’s biggest customer is the federal government, in which Actividentity handles the entire middleware market for DoD’s CAC card. Gavitt points out that the State and Local markets are also developing into additional markets as they realize they need digital identity for police, firefighters and other first responders, who can be presented with a PIN challenge and/or biometric validation (either 2 factor or 3 factor identification) in situations such as Hurricane Katrina or other emergencies. The company works with a number of physical access security solutions providers, so the client does not need to rip out the physical access control it already has. ActivIdentity also offers a mobile solution for Blackberry or Android users with a FIPS-validated SD Microcard, CAC signing and certificate added on. This solution enables sending emails that are signed and encrypted through the smart phone.

FPED VIII, 2011: Richard Woltjer, VP Marketing, Hy-Security Gate Operators

As a producer of hydraulic gate operators and the intelligent machinery that moves gates, Hy-Security is in the perimeter security business, says Richard Woltjer, with products ranging from small, 600-lb slide gates that are used in high-end residential applications to 20,000 lb industrial slide gates. In the government market, Hy-Security gate operators are in use at the Pentagon, the United Nations, Fort Knox, military bases, nuclear plants and just about every international airport. At FPED VIII, the company debuted its Strong Arm N30 barrier gate, otherwise known as “K4”, which has a very fast open and close speed of 6-8 seconds and comes with a lot of safety features built into it. The reason that people choose Hy-Security gate openers, according to Woltjer, is their high reliability. “We can out-reliable any other operator in the marketplace,” he concludes.

FPED VIII, 2011: Tom Weis, Director of Sales and Marketing, Sentry View Systems

Sentry View’s three main areas of business, according to Tom Weis, are developing and designing custom-engineered surveillance nodes, such as the company’s RVA solution, which offers surveillance and motion detection in areas being protected; providing self-powered surveillance and lighting solutions for areas where there may not be any grid power; and building custom-engineered appliances to enhance security network oerformance.  The company’s list of products include appliances such as network digital video recorders, a prototype of an intelligent charge controller to manage wind turbines, solar panels and other powering sources, as well as a variety of IP cameras and encryption devices. Customers include U.S. government and the military. In a rare break from the cloudbursts which bedeviled FPED VIII, Weis seizes the opportunity to call attention to Sentry View’s “SentryPOINT,”  a 100% self-sustaining, solar-powered portable surveillance, networking and illumination tower.



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