Company Gets Tracking Deal

Company gets tracking deal

By Jane Larson
The Arizona Republic (Phoenix), November 25, 2008

Alanco Technologies Inc. of Scottsdale has won a subcontract to provide wireless tracking systems for 19 immigration detention facilities.

The firm would not disclose the contract's value but said it would be the largest deployment of such tracking technology.

It also would be the company's first opportunity to work at the federal level, it said.

The deal is part of a larger contract that the U.S. Department of Homeland Security has awarded to Northrop Grumman Corp.

The Los Angeles company is to provide a system that will locate and track more than 20,000 detainees, reserve bed space and manage transportation of the detainees.

The overall contract is worth $14 million in its first year, with a total potential value of $44.35 million, Alanco said.

Alanco said Northrop Grumman has selected its TSI Prism subsidiary to provide radio-frequency designs, 22,000 wrist transmitters, staff training and system integration.

The project is due to begin in January, and 19 facilities will use the system.