A new piece of x-ray technology may help prevent illegal drug and gun smuggling at the U.S.-Mexico border. Security company Viken Detection created a handheld and under vehicle x-ray system that scans vehicles for hidden cash, drugs, and weapons. Officers with the Neuces County District Attorney’s Criminal Interdiction Unit say it helps save time, money, and officers lives.
Viken Announces “VALOR” Initiative to Provide Local, Underfunded Police Departments with Handheld Technology to Fight the Opioid Crisis
Viken Detection, pioneer of x-ray imaging and analytical devices, today announced its “VALOR” initiative to provide free or at-cost refurbished HBI-120 handheld x-ray imagers to local, underfunded police departments. “VALOR” is an acronym for “Viken Assisting Law-enforcement in the Opioid Response.”
The Osprey-UVX under vehicle x-ray inspection system from Viken Detection, in conjunction with Viken’s handheld imagers, provides law enforcement with a comprehensive, practical, affordable and safe non-intrusive inspection (NII) solution for high-throughput vehicle scanning at border, critical infrastructure and other security and military checkpoints.
Viken Detection, a Boston-based security technology company, is supplying U.S. Customs and Border Protection with two products. They created a handheld device called an HBI-120, and an in-ground X-ray scanner, Osprey-UVX.
One local company in Burlington is doing its part to limit the amount of drugs coming into the state and country as Massachusetts continues to struggle to fight growing drug problems like the opioid crisis.
Viken Detection of Burlington, Massachusetts, will install four undercarriage X-ray scanners known as Osprey-UVX at two South Texas land ports of entry as part of a contract with U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP)
Viken Detection of Burlington, Mass., had been providing handheld X-ray scanners known as the HBI-120 to CBP and to various law-enforcement agencies before it was awarded a contract recently for new undercarriage X-ray scanners known as Osprey-UVX.
Viken Detection this month unveiled an X-Ray system that can provide real-time imaging for under vehicle inspection, including compartments and spaces beneath the occupants, for relatively high-throughput uses at the border, critical infrastructure, embassies and other security and military checkpoints.
Viken Unveils the Osprey Integrated Checkpoint Solution for High Throughput Passenger & Commercial Vehicle Scanning at US Border Crossings
Announces Award for Four Osprey-UVXTM (Under Vehicle X-Ray) Inspection Systems for Deployment at Two US Southern Border Points of Entry
"While touring Viken Detection's new facility, I also got to check out a new prototype that could one day protect crowds from vehicle attacks."