"While touring Viken Detection's new facility, I also got to check out a new prototype that could one day protect crowds from vehicle attacks."
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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