US Border RVSS / Video Analytics System Examined

Author: Brian Karas, Published on Apr 21, 2017

US Customs and Border Protection has been rolling out a video analytics-based detection system along the US/Mexico border, with detection ranges reaching up to 7 miles. Deployments began in 2015, and were recently declared to be at Full Operating Capability after 2 years of testing.

IPVM spoke with an executive of the company behind the analytics, PureTech, about the project, operational requirements of the analytics, and what led to their selection for this project. Details of the conversation are in this report.

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Project ************

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Comments (4)

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