SPI Corp to Display UAV Thermal PTZ Cameras at Border Management Southwest

By Caroline Rees / 07 Jun 2012
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SPI Corp is a leading provider of thermal PTZ (thermal pan tilt zoom) solutions to US Military and Border Patrol agencies. They have been providing thermal PTZ solutions for over a decade. Their product lineup includes thermal scopes and infrared cameras as well as thermal PTZ products for vehicles, boats, stationary and UAV platforms.

The IDGA Border Management Southwest conference is the third annual event held in Tucson, AZ to educate business as to the needs and direction of border management professionals and to promote in depth dialogue between government agencies and industry.

“The small intimate setting of the IDGA event was the perfect place for us to showcase our latest thermal PTZ products to the people that really need to see them” explained Randall Kolchins, Director SPI CORP. “The southern border is vast and we only have so many officers to patrol it. Our thermal PTZ products greatly extend the range of officers and can significantly reduce the cost of securing our southern border”. The southwest border of the United States covers some 2,000 miles between the US and Mexico. It is said that of this 2,000 miles there is “effective control” of less than 700 miles. Companies such as SPI Corp focus on electronic imaging solutions that can see in daylight and darkness to expand the “virtual fence” along the southern border of the USA. The thermal ptz camera is a vital component of this effort that lets officers see in the dark and identify threats in the widest range of conditions.

“Our thermal PTZ cameras are so versatile they can be mounted any where.” Stated Darren Desoto, Lead Technician SPI Corp “I’ve got systems that mount to vehicles or boats and really hot thermal ptz systems that we can put on poles and daisy chain along large spaces for hundreds or even thousands of miles. A guy can be sitting in a control room in Washington DC and still keep an eye on every inch of the border, day or night!” The thermal ptz product is not a new invention but SPI Corp claims to have taken the technology to the next level by producing a smaller, lighter package envelope and also reducing the cost dramatically. They claim that the new price points on their M1-D Thermal PTZ infrared camera makes them practical for widely distributed sensor placement.

SPI Corp was very well received at the IDGA Border Management Southwest conference. The thermal ptz product was especially complimentary to the goals of the professionals in attendance. The conference includes names like, Maj Gen Michael C. Kostelnik, USAF (ret), Keynote speaker Michael J. Fisher, Chief of the U.S. Border Patrol, USM David P. Gonzales, U.S. Marshal for Arizona District as well as representatives from the FBI, DEA and ATF. ““SPI Corp was a great addition to our Border Management Southwest Summit in Tucson, AZ. Their innovative products fit perfectly in line with what DHS/DOJ were looking for and our over all audience was very intrigued by what SPI provides” remarked Stephanie Lacey Divisional Manager and Show Coordinator with IDGA. “With the response to their products from our audience, and the professionalism of their staff, we are very much looking forward to working with SPI once again at the Border Management Technology Conference and Expo this upcoming October in El Paso, TX.”

The Institute for Defense & Government Advancement (IDGA) is a non-partisan information-based organization dedicated to the promotion of innovative ideas in public service and defense through live conferences and events. It brings together speaker panels and events comprised of military and government professionals while attracting delegates with decision-making power from military, government and defense industries.
SPI Corp has been in the business of manufacturing and distributing Thermal Imaging Solutions for well over a decade. Existing products include PTZ thermal imagers, Thermal PTZ Multisensor solutions, thermal rifle scopes and infrared cameras.

Posted by Caroline Rees Caroline co-founded Unmanned Systems Technology and has been at the forefront of the business ever since. With a Masters Degree in marketing Caroline has her finger on the pulse of all things unmanned and is committed to showcasing the very latest in unmanned technical innovation. Connect & Contact
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