PureTech Systems Command and Control Software Deployed to Border
The company’s PureActiv software is providing common operational viewing for mobile surveillance platforms on the U.S.-Mexico border.
The platform utilizes PureTech Systems’ PureActiv software as its central command and control.
PHOENIX — PureTech Systems announces its central command and control software has been deployed to the U.S.-Mexico border in support of the Border Patrol’s Mobile Video Surveillance Systems (MVSS) program.
The latest deliveries, consisting of ruggedized Ford F-150 trucks outfitted with telescoping surveillance payloads, are being deployed in San Diego and are said to support mobile video surveillance up to six miles away.
The MVSS platform utilizes PureTech Systems’ PureActiv software as its central command and control, providing video intelligence, user interface display and sensor collaboration logic. The surveillance units consist of visible and thermal cameras mounted on a telescoping mast, which extends more than 35 feet in the air.
In an interview with ABC 10 News, Michael Scappechio, a supervisor with the Border Patrol, explains the trucks were deployed in response to a large increase in the rate of border-crossing arrests in the past year.
“[T]hat’s going to get attention, that’s going to get resources, that’s going to get manpower, infrastructure and technology,” Scappechio says. The Border Patrol also said the mobile-surveillance units won’t replace a border wall but instead will go hand in hand with it.
PureTech Systems is teamed with Benchmark Electronics to deliver the complete mobile surveillance with the mission to track and identify items of interest (IOI) along the U.S. southwest border and other remote surveillance scenarios where rapid mobile deployment is needed.
The most recent delivery of the mobile video surveillance solution is not the first, with several systems already being deployed along the border in Texas, according to PureTech Systems.
Based in Phoenix, the company serves Fortune 1,000 firms, petrochemical, water and electric utilities, seaports, airports and federal, state and local governments.
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