October 10, 2008 – EDGEMONT, PA – Peak Beam Systems, Inc., manufacturer of high-intensity Maxa Beam searchlights, announced today that the company has shipped twenty-four Remote-Control Searchlight Systems for Border Surveillance to the U.S Border Patrol’s San Diego Sector. The waterproof Maxa Beam systems will be mounted onto a series of towers along the border and will be controlled via computer with a new Graphical User Interface (GUI) by Border Patrol Agents in a remote location.
The new GUI control panel allows operators to control multiple searchlights using IP addresses. The interface shows the real-time status of each connected searchlight and agents on several computers can simultaneously control the searchlights’ beam level, beam width and strobe rate.
The Remote-Control Maxa Beam Searchlight Systems feature up to 12,000,000 million candlepower output, a 3000m range of illumination, and an effective non-lethal strobe function. The searchlights are mounted on pan/tilt devices along with day/night cameras and sensors, giving the U.S. Border Patrol Agents a powerful tool as they work to keep the U.S. border secure.
About Peak Beam Systems, Inc.:
Peak Beam Systems, Inc. is a leader in the design and manufacture of handheld, high-intensity illumination products. Peak Beam is a Certified Small Woman-Owned Business based in Edgemont, PA. Peak Beam’s flagship product, the Maxa Beam Searchlight, has been field-tested for twenty years and users include the U.S. Army, Navy, Marines, Coast Guard, Border Patrol, Department of Homeland Security, federal and local law enforcement, and friendly foreign governments. For more information, please visit www.peakbeam.com or call 610-353-8505.