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Border Security Expo 2012 -- VAWD STORM System offers biometric sensing through multiple walls

The engineers at VAWD Applied Science and Technology have come up with a significant competitive advantage for solders, law enforcement officers and border security agents, according to Dan Ishaki , the company’s international division marketing manager.

Specifically, the company has created a radar system that can “look into” a building and determine not only how many people are inside, but also where they are positioned in the building. Despite its obvious scientific and tactical value, it is a hand-held device that any soldier can use, said Ishaki, “because you don’t have to be an engineer to use it.”

And, in addition to its use in stationery situations, the hand-held device can accomplish the same see- through objective from a moving jeep 400 meters away from the subject building. Another version of the device can do the same thing from a moving vehicle at 200 meters.

Another valuable feature of the system is that it can determine when people are leaving a building. Plus, it can enable five different people to communicate about a situation.

“This is going to save a lot of soldiers and law enforcement people,” predicted Ishaki. “Either mounted onto a vehicle or used as a portable/manpack/handheld device, the STORM System, as the company calls it, “provides the user accurate information for greater situational awareness during critical missions.”

The STORM System can penetrate through single or multiple walls, provide simultaneous detection of stationery or moving life forms, and can also deliver custom 1D/2D/3D graphic display, with a live video option.

Ishaki operates out of New York City, but VAWD’s headquarters are in Tucson, AZ.


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