Digital Barriers bags US government contract

Surveillance technology firm Digital Barriers has announced over one million pounds of new contracts with US and Middle Eastern customers.

Surveillance technology firm Digital Barriers has announced over one million pounds of new contracts with US and Middle Eastern customers.

The biggest is a £400,000 contract with an unnamed US government agency to develop new video surveillance products for the law enforcement sector.

The new gadgets will be based on the company's TVI technology, which offers wireless transmission of surveillance data, video and audio.

Digital's managing director Colin Evans said the government agency selecting TVI as their platform of choice confirmed its status as a world-class technology.

"Once development has been completed, we will have a range of new advanced video surveillance products that we can take to multiple customers in the US and around the world," he said.

The further two contracts are based on its ThruVision product, which detects objects under a person's clothes, such as weapons, explosives or smuggled contraband.

The first of these is to a £300,000 contract with a US customer for the "standoff detection of person-borne explosive devices", and should lead to further sales next year, Digital said.

The second, with a new UK-based partner working in specialist sectors in the Middle East, is for the protection of high-profile overseas government locations.

It is valued at around £350,000 and would also be fulfilled this financial year with further sales expected next year, the firm added.

The firm's shares were up 3.8% by 1300 following the announcement.

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