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StereoVision Imaging (SVI) has received a substantial follow-up order from the U.S. government. The deal specifically concerns SVI’s Facial Recognition Binocular System (FRBS).
As the name would imply, FRBS integrates facial recognition technology into a portable pair of binoculars. The device is intended to help identify subjects from a distance while in the field, which makes them extremely useful in surveillance and recon operations. SVI is the US Army’s sole provider of FRBS technology, according to the terms of a Joint Urgent Operational Need (JUON) statement from US Central Command (CENTCOM).
With the new order, the US will have purchased more than $4.5 million worth of FRBS technology from SVI. The new batch will be sent to the US Central and European Command theatres, with units expected to go out in the first quarter of 2021. SVI is hoping that its successful deployments with the army will eventually allow the FRBS solution to gain traction with other government agencies, including law enforcement and border patrol.
“With this next shipment, we believe we have entered an important next phase with the design and initial deployments of our FRBS,” said SVI Founder and President Gregory Steinthal. “We anticipate the program will …
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