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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

Joel Riling, RF System Lab’s VP of Government Programs, along with colleagues Eddie Griffiths and Leland Browning, returned from IABTI (International Association of Bomb Technicians and Investigators) New Technology Exposition and Exhibitor Show in Reno earlier this month. The event was extremely well attended by bomb technicians and EOD technicians from around the world, who showed great interest in RF System Lab’s VJ-Advance Video Borescope.

Riling reported, “Military EOD, Federal, State and local units were impressed by the portability, ease of use and image quality of the VJ-Advance.”

There were many memorable experiences including training sessions, an open exhibit hall, and the Annual ITC banquet, but one that stands above those in Riling’s mind is both a rare and exciting occurrence: an on-site borescope sale. The Massachusetts Port Authority, which owns and operates three airports—Boston Logan International Airport, Hanscom Field, and Worcester Regional Airport, became a new customer at the event, selecting the nonconductive version of the 6.9mm/1.5m VJ-Advance video borescope.

If you were unable to attend the conference don’t forget, you can still checkout the VJ-ADV articulating video borescopes on the RF System Lab website! For more information, or to learn more about our free demo unit, call us toll free at (231) 943-1171.

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.

On April 30th and May 1st, you will find RF System Lab’s VP of Government Programs, Joel Riling, at the NDIA Global EOD Conference and Exhibition in Fort Walton Beach, FL. The conference is taking place at the Emerald Coast Convention Center, and this year’s theme is “Preserving Hard-won Gains; Building Capability and Sustaining Capacity”.

The event website states that the Global EOD conference strives to “facilitate contact and cooperation between industry and the EOD community with the goal of ensuring EOD forces have access to the ideas and technologies that originate in our nation’s industrial and academic base.” With keynote speakers Colonel Dean Meinert, USA and Mr. Thomas Dee, Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Navy in addition to a conference full of events geared towards industry and EOD professionals, that goal seems very attainable.

NDIA Global EOD Conference

The logo for NDIA, who is putting on the Global EOD Conference.

Joel Riling and colleague Leland Browning, both retired military officers, will be exhibiting on behalf of RF System Lab at the Global EOD Conference. Riling will be onsite to provide demos of the VJ-Advance (VJ-ADV) video borescope as well as videoscope information to attendees. Having attended this conference in years past, Riling is looking forward to returning and notes that the Global EOD conference is a great fit for the VJ-ADV. “The ultra-lightweight and portable remote visual inspection system offers technicians world class imagery and intuitive operation.  A fast growing favorite at conferences I’ve attended, the VJ-ADV exceeds expectations at an affordable cost,” comments Riling.

Joel Riling is excited about networking with EOD and industry professionals and showing them how they can benefit from the VJ-ADV. Visit him and demo the ground-breaking VJ-ADV at booth #307 starting at 9:00am on Wednesday, April 30th at the Global EOD Conference.

You can view the Global EOD Conference website here.

See the VJ-Advance in the Emerald Coast Convention Center during these dates and times:

Opening Time: Exhibits open 9:00am on Wednesday, April 30th, 2014.
Conference Dates: April 30th-May 1st, 2014
Venue: Emerald Coast Convention Center

Booth: #307

We look forward to seeing you there! If you are unable to attend the conference 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.