LOCATION: Broken Arrow
OCAST PROGRAM: OARS, Intern Partnerships
OCAST FUNDING: $168,706
When the unimaginable massacre happened in Aurora, Colorado, law enforcement officers inspected the booby-trapped apartment of the perpetrator. Entering an unknown territory, possibly riddled with explosives, could have been deadly. By using tools developed by an Oklahoma-based company, officers were able to inspect the premises from a safe distance, reducing the risk of injury or death.
Tactical Electronics invents, manufactures and sells tools and equipment used by law enforcement officers, military and counter-terrorism personnel around the globe. Tools include under-door cameras and video fiber scopes that can be inserted into suspicious packages.
Tactical Electronics recently received an Oklahoma Applied Research Support award from OCAST to develop their latest product. Without the support of OCAST, Tactical Electronics says it would not have been able to proceed with its image recognition software.
The technology will have the ability to scan packages and within milliseconds, determine specific details of what is inside – from the type of battery used to the type of wires on the explosive device.
Tactical Electronics has hired students through the OCAST Intern Partnerships program to give them the opportunity to work side by side and learn from researchers in the development of life-protecting technology for law enforcement and first responders.
Tactical Electronics provides tools to protect our country and the world.