(Quebec, Canada, October 3, 2007) -- Obzerv Technologies Inc. announces today that it has secured three separate contracts for seven units of its ARGC-2400 long-range night vision camera. The contracts originate from three different countries and combine for a total of more than C$2.5 M.
Of the seven units, three units are destined for new applications in Japan and Spain. There, the ARGC-2400 long-range night vision cameras will serve from within evaluation programs to demonstrate how Obzerv's range-gated technology can improve mission efficiency for coastal and harbor security in national surveillance projects. Obzerv is also proud to announce that the remaining four ARGC-2400 units will be deployed at undisclosed locations in South East Asia as part of a repeat order.
In each project, the ARGC-2400 was specified for its outstanding performance in long range identification. Combining range-gated active-imaging with high power magnification, the ARGC-2400 positively identifies targets as quickly as possible, enabling rapid threat assessments and minimizing response times.
In the South-East Asia project, the ARGC-2400 cameras are currently integrated into existing surveillance systems for national security applications. The ARGC-2400 is used for capturing identification-level images while either radar systems or thermal cameras fulfill detection-level imaging. The ARGC-2400 is also used to monitor long-range strategic locations such as ports, border crossings and bridges.
"Currently, the ARGC-2400 is the longest range night vision camera for extensive identification. It can identify letters of 40 cm at a distance up to 6 km at night and can operate in rain and snow conditions. In all the competitions organized by independent organizations, Obzerv's cameras have always significantly outperformed all other night vision cameras at the final identification task. While radar is widely used for the detection and location of unusual suspicious activity, the ARGC-2400 cameras are used to classify and identify those targets" says Mr. Deni Bonnier, President of Obzerv Technologies.