TSA orders Optosreener and eVelocity technology from Optosecurity

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Transportation Security Administration announced on Tuesday that it awarded a contract to Optosecurity Corporation for advanced detection and screening software and hardware to be installed in various TSA screening points.

Optosecurity was awarded the contract under the Transportation Security Innovative Concepts Broad Agency Announcement. Under the terms of the contract, Optosecurity will provide TSA with its OptoScreener and eVelocity products. OptoScreener is an add-on to existing X-ray detection platforms for the detection of firearms, bottles, liquid threats, liquid explosives, firearm parts and more. eVelocity is a software that allows authorized personnel to collect data from multiple X-ray machines.

eVelocity relies on queuing services, image analysis after scanning an item and alarm resolution. The system has an interactive interface, which makes it easier to operate by authorized personnel. The unit also has remote screening capabilities.

"Optosecurity applauds TSA for its efforts to implement effective risk-based security solutions and specifically Mr. Pistole's focus on 'delivering the most effective security in the most efficient way'" Optosecurity President and CEO Eric Bergeron said. "We are confident that TSA will find in its evaluations that Optosecurity solutions can significantly contribute to those goals."

Optosecurity recently completed European Civil Aviation Conference Type C Performance Standard 2 certification for liquid explosive detection systems. Optosecurity solutions, currently installed in major airports in Europe, provide efficiency, effectiveness, security and cost savings benefits to airports, regulating entities and the traveling public at airport checkpoints.