Sturbridge optics manufacturer inks deal with U.S. customs

The Optim FreedomView Videoscope.

Sturbridge manufacturer of contraband detection equipment Optim has been awarded a five-year no-bid contract to provide equipment to the U.S. Customers and Border Patrol. 
The device, the FreedomView Videoscope, can search for illegal contraband - drugs, people and weapons - in hard-to-reach areas of vehicles and containers.
The device allows for safe visual inspections via a small scope camera inserted in a hard-to-reach area, like a fuel tank. Video and still images can be viewed on a small monitor attached to the scope.
The company has had a relationship with CBP since 2010. 
The price of the contract was not disclosed.