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July 10, 2008

ICx Deploys Mobile Surveillance Towers on the Southern Border

ICx Technologies, a developer of advanced sensor solutions for homeland security, force protection and commercial applications, has started deploying several Cerberus unmanned mobile surveillance system units to the Southern border.
ICx’ Cerberus unit is a fully integrated mobile surveillance tower that combines high-resolution radars with thermal and imaging cameras on a common software platform. This way, it will become easier to identify and track potential intruders.
ICx has been developing Cerberus jointly with the U.S. Army, RDECOM, CERDEC Night Vision, Electronic Sensors Directorate and Customs and Border Patrol. With the deployment, ICx becomes the first company to successfully install mobile surveillance system technology along a portion of the Southern border’s “virtual fence.”
“Border Patrol agents face tough challenges in making our borders safer. Technology, deployed well, can play an important part in assisting our agents in making that happen,” said Adam Strange, president of ICx Tactical Platforms, in a statement. “We are glad to be an integral part of Customs and Border Patrol’s focus, and of being the first to provide them with a working solution to this important challenge.”
ICx Technologies develops advanced sensor technologies for homeland security, force protection and commercial applications. The sensors can detect and identify chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear and explosive threats, and deliver superior awareness and actionable intelligence for wide-area surveillance, intrusion detection and facility security.
Niladri Sekhar Nath is a contributing editor for TMCnet. To read more of Niladri’s articles, please visit his columnist page.

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