World Security Report News2018-02-19 11:24:31
Optim Awarded Five Year Contract from Department of Homeland Security Customs and Border Patrol division
Optim has announced it has been awarded a five-year, sole-source contract to supply its FreedomView Videoscope to the United States Customs and Border Patrol (“CPB”) division. The FreedomView provides law enforcement agents the ability to search for illegal contraband, such as drugs, people, and weapons of mass effect hidden in hard-to-reach-and-see areas of vehicles, containers, and other conveyances.
“We believe the FreedomView Videoscope is the best-in-class for contraband detection” stated Paul Joyce, President and CEO of Optim. “We are extremely excited that Department of Homeland Security and the CPB selected our cutting-edge equipment to enable agents to effectively police, maintain, and protect our nation’s borders. This continues the long, exclusive relationship we’ve had with CBP that dates back to 2010. The FreedomView is about enabling effective search and seizure in vehicles and hazardous environments, while still offering simplicity and safety to the agents using the equipment.”
The CPB is tasked with utilizing small-scale detection systems like the FreedomView Videoscope to further their mission of preventing illegal contraband from entering the United States. The FreedomView is designed for easy, portable use and feature state-of-the-art optical quality. A robust, durable construction of the videoscope enables field agents operating at ports of entry and checkpoints to conduct searches safely and efficiently.
Optim’s pioneering FreedomView line for contraband detection features a one-handed operation, outstanding image quality, and made-in-America craftmanship and durability. The FreedomView line is UL-certified for use in hazardous environments such as gas tanks and incorporates one-touch image/video capture for reference and evidence usage. Empowered for highly protected use, the FreedomView includes AES 256-bit hardware encryption with FIPS 140-2 Level 3 validation – enabling file transfer with secure USB drives. Intended for the rigors of every day law enforcement, the video systems can sustain the harsh elements with its water, dust, and high temperature resistant design.