Ruth Farnsworth (“Two Goleta companies behind temperature check device launched Tuesday at LAX,” KEYT, Jun. 23, 2020) wrote …
“A temperature check pilot program launched Tuesday targeting travelers at the Tom Bradley International Terminal at LAX.
“The Enhanced Body Temperature (EBT) Screening Program will monitor guests arriving from other countries as well as those departing, using special thermal cameras to identify people with elevated temperatures.
“Flir and Electro Optical Industries, both based in Goleta, partnered to create the thermal imaging camera. The device can scan multiple people at once and detect someone with a temperature of 100.4F or higher, consistent with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s recommendation.”
FLIR Systems of Goleta?
According to “FLIR Systems Hit with $30 Million Fine in Major Deemed Export Compliance Case,” The Export Compliance Journal, May 3, 2018 …
“FLIR Systems Inc., a company that makes infrared cameras and thermal imaging systems, was accused of violating the Arms Export Control Act (AECA) and the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) after they shared ITAR-controlled defense items with dual-national employees from Iran, Iraq, Lebanon, and Cuba.”
Electro Optical Industries of Goleta?
It’s a surveillance company owned by HGH Infrared Systems, in turn owned by The Carlyle Group.
According to Wikipedia (last edited Jun. 12, 2020) …
“Carlyle has been profiled in two notable documentaries: Michael Moore’s Fahrenheit 9/11 and William Karel’s The World According to Bush.”