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The BIS-WDS Prime will be tested for effectiveness in an entry portal application, allowing security operators to image patrons from a distance to identify persons carrying suspicious items and the location of those items.
The technology was licensed from Lockheed Martin [LMT] for commercial use by Brijot (TR2, March 23, 2005).
Brijot had hoped to begin selling the camera system last year but had to delay production until it could align demand with investments in manufacturing, Andrew tells TR2 at the recent ISC West conference in Las Vegas, Nev. Since the start of this year Brijot has been shipping cameras to customers, primarily international and to a lesser extent domestic. He says the early adopters of BIS-WDS Prime have declined to be publicized.
Brijot's backlog for its cameras is over $100 million, says Andrew.
The company has been aggressively marketing its system. Prior to ISC West in early April, Brijot had begun a series of road shows to demonstrate the BIS- WDS Prime for various law enforcement and security agencies, building owners and certain high profile customers, altogether involving several hundred different organizations, says Andrew.
Brijot also has interest in the camera system from the U.S. military, says Andrew.
Andrew says there is interest from the rail transit sector for the millimeter wave system but that one issue that will need to be resolved its development of operational concepts for how to protect a transit system. That's where working with the government labs and potentially DHS will help to think this through, he says.