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Border agency tests monitors

The Bureau of Customs and Border Protection will embark on a pilot project to automate the monitoring of intrusions along the border. VistaScape Security Systems won a contract for software that analyzes border videos and sensors to present a single, real-time image of the region. Based on policies set by the border agency, VistaScape’s Security Data Management System software recognizes events from streams of data and maps the events for a single agent to monitor. “They are faced with this challenge of scaling their surveillance,” VistaScape’s chief executive officer Glenn McGonnigle said. “They want to watch more things.” The initial test covers one sector along the U.S. border with Mexico. McGonnigle declined to disclose the amount of the contract, but said it was the largest deal in the Atlanta-based company’s history. Full Story

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