NIHS Success Stories
Date: June 9, 2009
Soon Homeland Security’s virtual 3-D light technology will digitize your digits more accurately with less mess. If only fingerprinting those of us who need a background check was as fun as finger painting, not just an inky drill: Press, press, roll. Repeat nine times. Wash, scrub, and dry. Return to desk to find a message: “One finger didn’t take. When can you return?” Grit teeth and grumble. Recent inkless routines are almost as cumbersome; you just don’t stain your IZOD or your iPod. Well, in the future you will be able to kiss those frustrations goodbye.
Date: December 17, 2008
Two MITOC units were delivered on 10/09/08 to a Mine Safety Unit in West Virginia. Jim Graham and Mark Garland with Murray State University delivered and installed the units on-site in WV. One unit was a large install with a satellite dish installed on a vehicle. The second unit was a portable unit that is independent of any vehicle. The cost of the 2 systems was approximately $75K. About ¼ of the cost is associated with the large satellite dish on the vehicle installation.
Milk transport security project demos prototype to international audience; receives additional $1.2 million for future
Date: October 9, 2008
For more than two years, University of Kentucky College of Agriculture researchers have been heading up a project aimed at improving food safety and defense measures associated with bulk milk transport. As an added bonus, their efforts are streamlining the information gathering process associated with farm milk pickups and deliveries. On Oct. 9, researchers demonstrated the Milk Transport and Traceability Security System in Lexington to show the prototype’s potential to meet the needs of dairy processors, milk marketing agencies and milk transportation companies. U.S. Rep.