Brijot Imaging Systems, Inc.

March 15, 2005 08:01 ET

Brijot Imaging Systems, Inc. Delivers -- with Passive Millimeter Wave Technology from Lockheed Martin -- World's First Commercial Real-Time Concealed Weapons Detection Camera



MARCH 15, 2005 - 08:01 ET

Brijot Imaging Systems, Inc. Delivers -- with Passive
Millimeter Wave Technology from Lockheed Martin --
World's First Commercial Real-Time Concealed Weapons
Detection Camera

ORLANDO, Fla.--(CCNMatthews - Mar 15, 2005) -

Decorated Four-Star General Barry McCaffrey Calls Product a "Tool to
Truly Improve Public Safety"

Brijot Imaging Systems, Inc. announces the world's first commercial
real-time concealed weapons detection camera, the Brijot Imaging Systems
Weapons Detection System (BIS-WDS™ Prime). The system uses passive
millimeter wave sensor technology developed by Lockheed Martin. Brijot
holds the exclusive license to this technology for commercial
applications. This new camera system will detect guns, knives or bombs,
whether metal, plastic or composite. It is a millimeter wave camera
combined with a video camera and special algorithm software, which can
interface to other such security devices as door entry systems, video
surveillance systems and complex security monitoring networks. Outputs
are real-time video, eliminating privacy issues, with visual
identification of where a suspicious item is located on a person and
electronic alarm notification signaling, identifying up to 50 threats
simultaneously. The camera system is completely passive, meaning there
are no harmful rays, and it has a range up to 45 feet in distance with
lens options. With the introduction of the BIS-WDS Prime, "stand-off"
security assessment is now here. There is no need for the person being
imaged to stand still or cooperate. The system is "always on,"
monitoring all persons in its viewing range and subsequently eliminating
racial profiling. The BIS-WDS Prime will have its first public viewing
at the International Security Conference West, April 6-8, 2005 in Las
Vegas, Nevada. It is affordable, with a manufacturer's suggested retail
price of $60,000 U.S.

Four-star General Barry McCaffrey serves as an advisor to Brijot Imaging
Systems, Inc. Says McCaffrey, "It is highly appropriate that the first
real advancement in the protection of persons from truly dangerous
weapons comes from our country. It supports our nation's drive to make
the world a safer place to live. I am very pleased that Brijot is
bringing to the world's commercial and private sectors our country's
strengths in technology and product development." At his retirement,
General McCaffrey was the most highly decorated four-star general in the
U.S. Army. He served as the 24th Mech Infantry Division Commander during
Desert Storm, and was then promoted to Lieutenant General and served as
assistant to Colin Powell, supporting the chairman as Joint Chiefs of
Staff advisor to the Secretary of State. The Pentagon, the Congress and
media regularly consult General McCaffrey on issues of security, threat
analysis, international drug trafficking and international affairs.
General McCaffrey also maintains a current knowledge of trends and
developments in the security arena as the Bradley Distinguished
Professor of National Security Studies at West Point.

Says Brian Andrew, president and CEO for Brijot Imaging Systems, Inc.,
"Brijot is fortunate to have partners like Lockheed Martin for our
technology base and General McCaffrey for his industry knowledge base.
The combination of these strengths along with the Brijot team's skills
in developing and manufacturing a product for the commercial sector
provide the world with the opportunity to truly have a safer environment
in which to live."

The BIS-WDS™ Prime system's millimeter wave component is a
radiometer, which images the millimeter wave "signature" of objects. The
millimeter wave signature is also known as blackbody radiation and is
made up of two properties: emissivity and reflectivity. Everything in
the universe has a millimeter wave signature, whether living, inorganic,
naturally occurring or manmade material. The system images these
millimeter wave signatures and processes them via the system's
sophisticated software algorithms. The system next compares these images
to its database of known guns, knives and assault rifles; these can be
made of such materials as metals, plastics, composites or ceramics. If
the system can positively identify a gun, knife or assault rifle, it
will display a "classification warning" indication. If the image is not
a known weapon in the database, but is still of a significant size and
millimeter wave signature, the system will display a "detection warning"
indication. These warnings occur in real-time, 3/10 second or less, on a
full motion video image of the person, indicating where the item is

To effectively image the differences in millimeter wave signatures
passively -- meaning without radiating a person -- as well as operate
both indoors and outdoors, Brijot had to develop sensors with an
unparalleled degree of sensitivity. As such, Brijot has achieved a total
system-level sensitivity that can distinguish a one degree Kelvin (1
degree K) difference in millimeter wave signatures. Other companies
hypothesize that they can achieve a sensitivity of one degree Kelvin (1
degree K) at the sensor component level. Brijot Imaging Systems is the
first and only to achieve a one degree (1 degree) system-level
sensitivity. This is a key attribute necessary to deliver a concealed
weapons detection system.

Brijot Imaging Systems has developed and incorporated into the BIS-WDS
Prime numerous other never-before-achieved engineering advancements. For
example, the BIS-WDS Prime standard model utilizes just 16 sensors to
deliver a six-by-three-foot (6'x3') imaged area at focal points of 10',
20' or 30', which was accomplished with the incorporation of
sophisticated software algorithms that significantly enhance the image
resolution. The BIS-WDS Prime is also commercially affordable and at 13"
wide, 17.9" deep and 27.8" high, is small enough to be wall-mounted or
deployed virtually anywhere.

About Brijot Imaging Systems, Inc.

Brijot Imaging Systems, Inc. is led by a management team with many
years' experience successfully developing, marketing and creating
commercial product success from advanced technologies, and by
security-industry advisors like decorated four-star General Barry
McCaffrey. The company is dedicated to providing a safe, passive,
advanced millimeter wave weapons detection camera. The Lockheed Martin
technology used for commercial concealed weapons detection in the
BIS-WDS™ Prime is exclusive to Brijot Imaging Systems, Inc.

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Contact Information

    Brijot Imaging Systems, Inc.
    Angela D. Kendall
    Sr. Director, Public Relations
    +1-321-947-1705 (c)
    +1-407-641-4365 (o)