ISCON Imaging, INC., a manufacturer of patented infrared (IR) imaging screening systems, has unveiled its new FocusScan® handheld imager for targeted personnel scanning. FocusScan is the first-ever IR-based handheld imaging technology purpose-built for use in loss prevention, security enhancement, and asset protection.
News editors obtained the following quote from the background information supplied by the inventors: “The present disclosure relates generally to computer vision, and more particularly, to security screening and long range video surveillance using computer vision. “Security screening systems inspect checked and hand baggage, cargo, containers, passengers, etc. for content, such as, explosives, improvised explosive devices (IEDs), firearms, contraband, drugs, etc. They play a key role in the Homeland Defense/Security strategy for increased safety in airports, air and sea traffic. For instance, since August 2010 the government has mandated 100% air cargo screening, with possible extension to sea cargo. State-of-the-art security screening systems require improvement in a number of aspects. This includes (a) efficient and effective automation for improved throughput and focused operator attention and (b) a systems view and integration of various components in screening, e.g., reconstruction, segmentation, detection, recognition, visualization, standards, platform, etc., to achieve an efficient screening workflow.