CBP uses innovative 360° camera technology to expedite inspections at busy ports of entry and improve tactical situational awareness
BUFFALO, NY — Bounce Imaging, Inc. announced today that it has received a five-year Indefinite Delivery, Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) contract from US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) to provide advanced 360° situational awareness camera systems.
The contract, worth up to $15 million, includes the purchase of Bounce Imaging’s Explorer Unleashed 2.0 cameras – a 4G-LTE-enabled, throwable, tactical camera that provides instant situational awareness inside a rugged softball-sized ball.
CBP will also receive Bounce Imaging’s Recce 360 Minis, which offer the same 360° technology in a smaller baseball size – as well as their Land Shark K-9 camera systems. The contract has a base value of $300,000 and was awarded under the authority of CBP.
“Whether it’s container and confined space inspection or tactical scenarios, Bounce Imaging’s world-class imaging technologies offer the men and women of US Customs and Border Protection easy-to-use, robust and reliable surveillance solutions for the most challenging environments, enabling agents to do their important work more safely and efficiently,” said Mark Fargason, COO at Bounce Imaging. “We are proud of our partnership with CBP and excited to support the efforts of agents serving at our nation’s ports of entry and land borders with our technology.”
Originally founded at the Harvard Innovation Lab and MIT, Bounce Imaging makes robust sensor platforms that capture stabilized, omnidirectional video and audio data, which is then stitched together in a panoramic format that allows multiple users to view in multiple directions simultaneously, and which can be shared over 802.11, 4G-LTE or MANET networks. Named a Best Invention by TIME, CNN, Popular Science and others, Bounce Imaging’s technology enables images to be stitched at speeds up to 200x faster than traditional methods while maintaining orientation no matter how the system is thrown, mounted or rotated. The company’s cameras can be mounted on a pole for faster inspections in large, hard-to-reach containers, as well as thrown into rooms and closed spaces. Video about Unleashed 2.0
cameras are instantly transmitted on any Android or iOS device over Verizon’s 4G-LTE network.
For more on Bounce Imaging’s advanced 360° solutions for port security and tactical surveillance www.bounceimaging.com/homeland_security.
About Bounce Imaging
Bounce Imaging, founded at Harvard Innovation Labs and MIT, is the technology leader in stabilized 360-degree cameras for first responders, US military special operators and law enforcement customers, including elements of the Department of Defense, FBI, US Marshals, Massachusetts State Police and over 400 state and local law enforcement agencies – and fire services in the USA, Canada and Europe. Bounce Imaging manufactures its cameras in the United States with Lightspeed Manufacturing in Haverhill, MA and is developed in collaboration with its partners at Videology Imaging Solutions in Rhode Island. Since Bounce Imaging won the MassChallenge, Bounce Imaging has grown to over 20 employees, raised an additional $4 million in venture capital and was profitable in 2020. For more information, please visit www.bounceimaging.com.