Data analytics companyÂ KickView has secured a $147,413 contract from the Department of Homeland Security’s science and technology directorate to adaptÂ a multisensor platformÂ for use in queue lengthÂ and wait timeÂ analyses at international airports in the U.S.
TheÂ Colorado-based startupÂ will update its kvSonata software to helpÂ Customs and Border Protection personnelÂ analyze passenger flow during the customs inspection process, DHS said Wednesday.
KvSonata is designed to generate event data and threat notification. The artificial intelligence-based platform includes a dashboard for users to viewÂ historical data and alerts.
DHS awarded the Phase I funds via theÂ Silicon Valley Innovation ProgramÂ as part of the solicitation, titled “High Fidelity Counting and Measuring of CBP Queues and Service Times at Ports of Entry.”
âKickViewâs proposal is to leverage video feeds to perform object detection, tracking, fusion and analytics customized to the customer need,â said Melissa Oh, managing director ofÂ S&T SVIP.