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Haneda Airport Rolls Out Obzerv Range-Gated Cameras

Quebec, Canada – March 23, 2010 – Haneda Airport has chosen Obzerv’s cameras to perform the coastal surveillance around its new runway. Several ARGC-750 cameras will be deployed to monitor strategic long-range airport locations.

The Haneda airport has nearly reached the limit of its capacity due to an increase in demand for domestic air transport. The new offshore runway, Runway D, near the mouth of the Tama River has been completed. Once in operation, this 2,500-meter-long runway will be the first hybrid runway in service around the world.

The Active Range-Gated Camera selected is the perfect tool to assess potential threats within a 5km range. Its addition to the radar system will allow the airport security team to rapidly identify targets, hence, reducing the threat assessment process and response time. The ARGC-750 camera is meeting the challenging requirements of Haneda airport, which among other things, has the capability to positively identify a jet ski at 3km from shore under harsh weather conditions.

Moreover, Obzerv’s range-gated cameras are allowing the operators to take measurements in real time such as distance of the target, height, length and floating line of the ship. This is an important feature for airports close to waterways. The ARGC-750 cameras will also be used as a Vessel Height Measuring System (VHMS) to detect and measure the height of passing vessels close to the harbour to alert low-flying aircrafts approaching/departing the airport of their presence.

“The ARGC-750 camera has become an essential tool for long-range detailed identification in strategic coastal surveillance infrastructure to prevent piracy, intrusion, international smuggling and terrorism” said Alain Laflamme, Vice-President Sales & Marketing of Obzerv Technologies. Mr. Nakayama, COO of ONTEC Co., Ltd. Obzerv’s exclusive Japanese agent added “the ARGC-750 benefits and its performance in adverse weather conditions have left the competition in the shadow during the selection process.”

About Obzerv

Founded in 2002, Obzerv Technologies is a privately held company headquartered in Quebec City, QC, Canada. Obzerv is specialized in the design and manufacturing of Range-Gated Imaging Systems for night vision and long-range surveillance. Obzerv’s cameras have been deployed around the world and integrated in number surveillance systems. Coastal and border surveillance, ports and airports surrounding environment surveillance, large industrial properties surveillance as well as Homeland Security are just a few applications where Obzerv’s cameras can be used.

About Range-Gated Imaging

A Range-Gated Imaging Camera features a precisely synchronized high efficiency laser source and electronic shutter, resulting in image contrast levels unequal by conventional imaging systems and providing decisive operational advantages.

About ONTEC Co., Ltd.

ONTEC Co., Ltd. is a Japan-based high technology company engaged in the design and development of Motorized Pan & Tilt, HDTV Disk Recorders, Servers and Play-back systems for the TV Broadcasting, Production Company, Digital Cinema, Digital Signage, and related Exhibition Applications.

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