The Technology Role by Jim Ryan

While the political discussions that focus on how to secure America’s borders rage on without a clear resolution regarding what or how policies and procedures could change, one element of the discussion remains clear and present–that technology must and will play an ever more significant role at the U.S. border.

Vehicle scanning technology at the border is about to ruin the drug trade

Viken Detection is one of the companies developing a full vehicle scanning portal for passenger vehicles at one of those border entry points.

"The goal for us would be to scan every vehicle that's going across the border," said Viken Detection CEO Jim Ryan. The mission is analogous to Transportation Security Administration scanning every person and piece of luggage that makes it onto an airplane as quickly as possible.

High technology used to make $1.3 billion cocaine bust

PHILADELPHIA (WPVI) -- It is being called technology that's exponentially changing the fight against drug trafficking both inside the U.S. and at Ports of entry like here at Packer Marine Terminal in South Philadelphia.

US fires up X-ray tech to catch illegal drugs at the border

CBP awarded a $28.8 million contract last October to Viken Detection, which makes a handheld X-ray device called the HBI-120. Like the drive-through machines, these scanners also use backscatter imaging. Local law enforcement agencies and drug task forces have been using these handheld scanners for about a year.

Viken Detection Introduces Broadwing-LAD™, a Large-Area Detector Accessory for Its Market-Leading HBI-120 Handheld Backscatter X-Ray Imager

Viken Detection, pioneer of handheld x-ray imaging and analytical devices, today announced the introduction of its Broadwing-LADTM accessory for the HBI-120 handheld x-ray imager. The detachable, lightweight, large-area detector enhances vehicle inspection capabilities for drug interdiction and enables new applications of the HBI-120, including building searches, tactical raids and counter-surveillance.

How a handheld lead paint analyzer works

NEW YORK (FOX 5 NY) - FOX 5 NY got an exclusive look at the new device that is being used to test for lead paint in tens of thousands of NYCHA apartments.
The Viken PB200I looks like a sophisticated store price checker but it is actually a lead paint analyzer. It allows EPA-trained technicians to instantly test for lead paint.

Heuresis Announces Its Rebrand to Viken Detection

Heuresis, pioneer of handheld x-ray imaging and analytical devices, today announced it is rebranding the company as Viken Detection (effective February 11). The brand name, Viken, and tagline, “One Sense Ahead,” reflect the vision of the company, led by CEO Jim Ryan and CTO Dr. Peter Rothschild, to significantly increase the use of cutting-edge technologies to address urgent homeland security and public safety challenges.

Heuresis Selected by World Customs Organization and US Department of State to Deploy Handheld Imagers to Southeast Asia and Middle East

The World Customs Organization selected the HBI-120 for its customs security initiative in Southeast Asia and the Pacific Islands. In addition, the U.S. Department of State selected Heuresis to supply non-intrusive detection systems used to detect weapons, organics and other anomalies in vehicles at border and security checkpoints in Egypt.

“Our HBI-120 is proving to be an essential tool for international border security,” said Jim Ryan, President and CEO. “We have harnessed the powerful advantages of our backscatter technology into a compact, ergonomic and intuitive product."