HM Revenue & Customs Will Utilize Brijot's Passive Millimeter Wave
Imaging Technology at Ports and Airports for the Recently Announced Unified
ORLANDO, FLA., December 14 /CNW/ - Brijot Imaging Systems, Inc., an
industry leader for passive millimeter wave object detection and people
screening technology, announced today that it has received a contract for the
supply, installation and maintenance of passive millimeter wave imaging
technology to Her Majesty's Revenue and Customs (HMRC), a UK Government
Department. In November 2007, the Prime Minister announced that The UK border
agency will be the single primary checkpoint for both passport control and
customs, and will administer screening measures on points of entry and exit on
people and commodities.
Brijot responded to HMRC's request for a non-invasive technology that is
capable of detecting objects that may be concealed beneath garments worn by
passengers. The commodities include, but are not limited to illicit drugs and
cash. Combining Brijot technology to the existing presence of HMRC will
strengthen security at UK ports and airports.
After multiple trials and testing installations, Brijot proved the
technical ability to successfully screen passengers for contraband traveling
short or long haul flights with final destinations into the UK. The first
deployment of the BIS-WDS(R) GEN 2 systems, with both overt and covert
installation capability, will be implemented Nationally at Ports and Airports
and will include training, and five years maintenance and support.
Mitchel J. Laskey, president and chief executive officer, stated, "Brijot
is proud and honored to be awarded this important contract. HMRC provided a
challenging set of requirements that helped to assist us in further developing
the functional capabilities of our systems. We look forward to continuing our
relationship with HMRC, and working together in defining and improving our
system capabilities to meet their objectives."
John Whyte, Deputy Director of HMRC and chair of the Detection Technology
Board, said, "I welcome this partnership with Brijot. Looking ahead to the
formation of the UK Border Agency this equipment offers even more opportunity
to strengthen the controls at the Border. Whilst this equipment will detect
items of traditional interest to HMRC such as drugs or cash concealed on the
body, with the expanded remit of the new agency I see its use being extended
into many other areas such as the detection of hidden documents. The testing
program for this equipment was rigorous and it was clear that Brijot listened
and responded to our needs. This approach was most welcome and an integral
part of our decision to purchase Brijot's Equipment."
About Brijot Imaging Systems, Inc.
Brijot Imaging Systems, Inc., with corporate and training offices in Lake
Mary, Florida, designs, manufactures and sells an advance millimeter-wave
object detection and people screening system known as "BIS-WDS(R) GEN 2" -
which can detect liquids, gels, and explosives. Brijot's unsurpassed
technology focuses on meeting security challenges in high threat environments.
The company began full-scale manufacturing and distribution of units to
customers across the globe in 2006.
HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) was formed on April 18, 2005, following the
merger of Inland Revenue and HM Customs and Excise Departments. Work is still
continuing on the office restructuring program. In addition to collecting
government taxes, HMRC protects the citizens of the UK by enforcing and
administering border and frontier protection.
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