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Next week’s Border Security Expo is bringing together high-level decision-makers from all over the world to discuss the most pressing topics involved with border enforcement. The expo, which takes place April 21-22nd at the Phoenix Convention Center in Phoenix, AZ, offers panel sessions, keynote speeches from Vice Admiral Charles W. Ray, Phil Landfried, Daniel Ragsdale, and Ronald D. Vitiello, as well as an exhibit hall packed with the latest advancements in border security.

As stated by Jayson P. Ahem, Principal, The Chertoff Group and Former Acting Commissioner, U.S. Customs and Border Protection, “Border Security Expo is an important world class event that is the premier border security conference in the world.”

RF System Lab’s VP of Government Programs, Joel Riling, will be exhibiting on behalf of RF System Lab. He will be onsite to provide demonstrations and give information about the line of ergonomic VJ-Advance articulating video borescopes. The VJ-Advance, which is currently being used by every branch in the military, is an excellent tool for bomb squads and EOD professionals to have on hand; especially where border security is involved. With poly-coated insertion tubes as tiny as 2.8mm, the joystick-controlled VJ-Advance can fit in extremely small areas; allowing border security professionals to internally inspect suspicious areas with confidence.

Interested parties can stop by the RF System Lab Booth #1118 in the Border Security Expo exhibit hall for more information. If you’re unable to attend this expo, check-out future shows that RF System Lab will be attending on the RF System Lab website.

If you go…

Border Security Expo

Dates: April 21-22, 2015

Venue: Phoenix Convention Center in Phoenix, AZ

Exhibits Open: 

RF System Lab Booth #: 1118

In 2011, President Obama and Prime Minister Harper publicized the US-Canada joint declaration titled “Beyond the Border: A Shared Vision for Perimeter Security and Economic Competitiveness.” The US/Canada Border Conference promises to bring together local, state, provincial, and federal agencies, as well as business organizations, in a location convenient to both nations, to advance this important agenda between the United States and Canada. The central location of choice for the US/Canada Border Conference, which is coming up September 16-17, 2014, is the Cobo Center in Detroit, Michigan.

 

RF System Lab US/Canada Border Conference

US/Canada Border Conference Logo

RF System Lab’s VP of Government Programs and retired Naval Commander, Joel Riling, will be making the drive from our Traverse City, Michigan headquarters to represent our company as a sponsor for this year’s event. We are honored for the opportunity to sponsor and look forward to connecting with government and industry leaders during the conference. Attendees interested in demoing our VJ-Advance articulating video borescope and finding out more about how it greatly assists with security measures can visit Joel at the RF System Lab display table.

For more information about both the US/Canada Border Conference and the Beyond the Border declaration, visit the conference website.

Learn more about the VJ-Advance video borescope and how it enhances security efforts:
Opening Time: Conference opens 8:30am on Tuesday, September 16th, 2014
Conference Dates: September 16-17, 2014
Venue: Cobo Center, Detroit, MI

We look forward to meeting with industry decision makers and providing a chance to test the VJ-Advance. If you are unable to attend the symposium don’t forget, you can still checkout the VJ-ADV articulating video borescopes on the RF System Lab website! For more information, call us toll-free at (888) 747-6526.

Raven’s Challenge: Not Your Average Competition

Raven’s Challenge: A joint DOD/Federal and international Bomb Squad/EOD training competition where teams participate in hyper-realistic bomb scenarios.

Ravens Challenge - EOD - borescope

Raven’s Challenge competitors get ready for the competition.

Specifically, the North West Region Raven’s Challenge is a five day event held in Elma, Washington attended by bomb squads and military EOD personnel from several states, agencies and Canada. The 8th annual challenge, sponsored by ATF, is designed to exercise and build realistic regional inter-agency capability to respond with explosive threats and evaluate military cohesive team work and law enforcement.

According to ATF, scenarios include the detonation of a bomb on a bus with a secondary device, a Vehicle Bourne Improvised Explosive Device (VBIED) near a transportation node, a booby trap device in a sealed container, IED’s on critical infrastructure targets, and many more. ATF also states that the challenge runs at the same times as three other events in Huntsville, Washington DC, and Phoenix. All of the live events from the multiple challenges are sent directly to DC so that the FBI command center  can analyze the data and create the “big picture” for post-challenge investigation of a national terrorist assault.

Royal Canadian Navy -Bomb Disposal - borescope

Bomb Disposal equipment from the Royal Canadian Navy

RF System Lab is honored and excited to have received an invitation to participate in this challenge. The VJ-Advance articulating video borescope is being used for challenges by the Seattle Bomb Squad to assist in their efforts investigating and defeating IED threats. Joel Riling, RF System Lab’s VP of Government Programs, is currently observing the action at the event.

Interested in learning more about how the VJ-Advance video borescope can assist with Military EOD scenarios? Check out the RF System Lab website or call 888-787-6526 for additional information.