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Cablegate: Pre-License Check, Instituto Tecnologico De

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UNCLAS MADRID 002911

SIPDIS

STATE FOR EB/ESP
U.S. CUSTOMS HQ FOR STRATEGIC INVESTIGATIONS
USDOC FOR 532/OEA/M.NICKSON-DORSEY/A.DYSON
3133/USFCS/OIO/PBUCHER

E.O. 12356: N/A
TAGS: BEXP ETRD ETTC SP
SUBJECT: PRE-LICENSE CHECK, INSTITUTO TECNOLOGICO DE
CASTILLA Y LEON.

REF: USDOC 04056

1. COMMERCIAL ATTACHE NICHOLAS KUCHOVA AND FSN TRADE
SPECIALIST CARLOS PEREZMINGUEZ CARRIED OUT THE PRE-LICENSE
CHECK OF INSTITUTO TECNOLOGICO DE CASTILLA Y LEON AT LOPEZ
BRAVO, 70, POLIGONO INDUSTRIAL VILLALONQUEJAR, BURGOS, SPAIN
ON JULY 29, 2004.

EX THERM IS A PORTABLE 50HZ, PAL 320 X 240 UNCOOLED BST
CAMERA WITH A NON-REMOVABLE 35MM F1.0 LENS COATED 8-12
MICRONS WITH A 25 DEGREE FOV. THESE ITEMS ARE
CONTROLLED FOR NATIONAL SECURITY, NUCLEAR NON-
PROLIFERATION REASONS.

EX THERM IS BEING PURCHASED FOR MAINTENANCE APPLICATIONS
OF EQUIPMENT WITHIN THE INSTITUTE. WHEN THE CAMERA IS
NOT IN USE, IT WILL BE LOCKED IN A SECURE STORAGE
DEPARTMENT IN THE MACHINE VISION LABORATORY AND ONLY
AUTHORIZED USERS WITHIN THE INSTITUTE WILL HAVE ACCESS
TO THE EQUIPMENT. THE ENDUSER HAS ACKNOWLEDGED THAT THE
CAMERA CANNOT BE RESOLD OR RE-EXPORT WITH OUR PERMISSION
AND IS PREPARED TO COMPLY WITH CONDITIONS SET BY THE US
GOVERNMENT.

2. THE CS TEAM MET WITH MARTEYN VAN GASTEREN, COORDINATOR
OF THE ARTIFICIAL VISION DEPT. AND WITH MR. FELIX SANCHEZ,
AREA MANAGER.

3. THE INSTITUTO TECNOLOGICO DE CASTILLA Y LEON IS LOCATED
IN A WELL KNOWN TECHNOLOGIGAL PARK IN BURGOS.

4. THE INSTITUTION HAS 40 EMPLOYEES IN THAT LOCATION.
THEY SHOWED US THE DIFFERENT DEPARTMENTS OF THE BUILDING.
THE INSTITUTION IS THINKING IN OPENING A SECOND CENTER.
THEY SHOWED GREAT LEVEL OF PROFESSIONALISM AND MAINTENANCE.

5. CS WAS ABLE TO SCHEDULE THE VISIT WITH INSTITUTO
TECNOLOGICO DE CASTILLA Y LEON WITHOUT DELAY. MR. VAN
GASTEREN AND MR. SANCHEZ UNHESITATINGLY ANSWERED ALL
QUESTIONS PRESENTED BY CS STAFF.

6. RECOMMENDATION: ALL INDICATIONS ARE THAT THE PRODUCT
WILL BE USED IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE TERMS OF THE EXPORT
LICENSE AND INSTITUTO TECNOLOGICO DE CASTILLA Y LEON CAN BE
CONSIDERED A RELIABLE RECIPIENT OF SENSITIVE U.S.
TECHNOLOGY.

MANZANARES

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