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Gary Jones indicates that MorphoTrak, a division of Safran Morpho, is the world’s largest and leading biometric company, whose technology manages 3 billion fingerprints worldwide at 500 government agencies in more than 100 countries. Mr. Jones demonstrates the award-winning single touch MorphoTrak finger vein and fingerprint FVP system.

Steve Williams explains that Intellicheck-Mobilisa, traditionally a supplier to the DoD and all four military services, specializes on Identity and Wireless solutions. Its identity products are deployed on more than 100 military bases and do six million scans a day. The company’s new wireless buoys, posted in the Potomac River and Puget Sound, operate autonomously and can track ships and detect anything in air, water or underwater within a range of 17.5 miles.

Tim Palmquist characterizes Milestone Systems as an open platform manufacturer of video management software that works with a rich ecosystem of 3rd party suppliers of cameras, servers, video analytics, access control systems or other products that enable the integrators and end users to freely choose  and architect best of breed solutions. City surveillance is a rapidly growing market at present, where their updated Xprotect version 5 and Smart Client products are being used, while other important markets include critical infrastructure, transportation and the federal market.

Chris Gaughan explains that Assa Abloy offers a full range of architectural hardware for door solutions for commercial and residential applications, and at ISC West, has encountered a lot of interest from federal customers who are interested in products from its Sargent division that read FIPS cards, and this technology is generating interest among state and local government representatives as well.

Joe McDonald states that ASIS International, which has deep roots in federal government and law enforcement, has had a banner year in which membership increased from 37,000 to 38,000, with interesting new changes in membership demographics, accompanied by strong growth internationally. As a standards and training organization, ASIS has written and released a new organizational resilience standard and a code of conduct standard for provide security service providers, and is working on a new standard for the Department of Defense.


In a drop from previous years, there was only one sole protester against the 2012 Border Security Expo. Perhaps her view of the event might have been different if she had been aware of the 100 Club of Arizona, an organization created to provide immediate financial assistance to families of public safety officers and firefighters who are seriously injured or killed in the line of duty. According to Club reports, many attendees at the show made contributions as a token of their appreciation for the sacrifices these families had made to keep the country safe.

"With $25-billion in revenues in 2011, Raytheon doesn't need to scrimp on trade show booths. Most exhibitors ship their booth materials in a tractor trailer. Raytheon's booth was a tractor trailer. Which afforded plenty of space for meeting.

Arizona Governor Jan Brewer put on a cheerful face in her keynote presentation, but then proceeded to give a verbal finger-wagging at "the federal government's failure to secure the US-Mexico border," as she put it. "The immigration issue isn't about hate or skin color," she added. "It about securing the border and keeping Americans secure. No amount of distortion can hide the absolute truth," she said.

Ned Krause (far left, owner of Border Security Expo producer E.J. Krause)
and daughter Kara (far right), along with Show Manager Michael Rosenberg
look pretty pleased at the turn-out of the 2012 Border Security Expo. The
gentleman without a smile on his face (second from left) is Maricopa County
Sheriff Joe Arpaio, aka "American's Toughest Sheriff", who dropped by to
tour the show. He may be peeved about an article he just read in GSN stating
that his policy of dressing inmates in Maricopa's prisons in pink underwear

The Bastrop County, TX  Unified Command was named Winner of GSN’s 2011 Award for “Most Notable Emergency Response – Federal, State or Local.”. Trophies were awarded to the Incident Commanders of all  four participating agencies.”

 

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