Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Panasonic and Tracewell Systems Form Strategic Alliance for Efficient Military Vehicle Maintenance

Toughbook computers and E-Tool Mobile Managers enable digital Technical Orders for Military maintainers; maximizing reliability and mobility
Defense News ~ SECAUCUS, N.J. & COLUMBUS, Ohio--January 13, 2010, (BUSINESS WIRE)--Panasonic Computer Solutions Company, manufacturer of durable, reliable Panasonic Toughbook® computers, and Tracewell Systems, a world-class electronic packaging manufacturer, have formed a strategic alliance to co-market integrated aircraft maintenance solutions for the U.S. Military.
Together, Panasonic and Tracewell Systems offer a complete solution for reliable and efficient management of digital Technical Orders (TOs). Maintenance crews using Toughbook computers and Tracewell E-Tool Mobile Managers have the ability to view and manage all TOs digitally at the point of use, eliminating the need for burdensome paper copies. Because the E-Tool Mobile Manager wheels easily to any location, and provides network and power connectivity, maintainers receive instant access to real-time data no matter where their work takes them.
Panasonic Toughbook mobile computers are designed for durability from the inside out, with the lowest failure rates in the industry. Every Toughbook computer features magnesium alloy protection and shock insulation for hard disk drives to protect mission-critical data, exceeding MIL-STD-810G testing requirements.
Equipment maintainers across all Military branches can select from a range of Toughbook computers to match their specific needs. For the flight deck, the Toughbook 19 convertible tablet features sunlight-viewable display and all-weather protection from the rough seas. For highly mobile maintainers, the Toughbook U1 ultra-mobile PC packs a backlit QWERTY keyboard and full-function Windows® operating system into a rugged handheld device. For hangar environments, the Toughbook H1 tablet includes a 10.4” dual-touch LCD screen with hot-swappable batteries and an integrated handle for easy portability.
“This Panasonic and Tracewell alignment brings together two companies dedicated to manufacturing solutions designed specifically to meet customer needs, and together we are able to offer the highest-caliber solution for aircraft and vehicle maintenance,” said Fed de Gastyne, federal business development manager for Panasonic Computer Solutions Company. “Now military personnel can have total access to their TO library even in challenging environments where water, dust, vibration and extreme temperatures would destroy an ordinary device.”
The Tracewell Systems Rugged Deployed E-Tool Mobile Manager is designed for worldwide use and operation in harsh environments. The cabinets are manufactured with a patented lightweight construction—finished in a water, chemical and abrasion-resistant coating. Even in locations like hangars, where limited LAN connections and dirty power make information availability and security a challenge, Tracewell’s Mobile Managers connect and protect E-Tool platforms with features including power surge protection, an AC/DC/AC conversion system and a variety of passive or active Ethernet switches. Administrators can remotely monitor the power consumption, temperature and overall health of each docked E-Tool. Additionally, each cabinet provides a single-point LAN connection, enabling real-time access to the most up-to-date tech orders, schematics, service data and other vital information, whenever and wherever it’s needed. Tracewell’s latest release is a fully managed CAC enabled and highly secured cabinet. The enterprise management software is Air Force-approved allowing a user, with rights, the ability to administer and run reports from any workstation on the network.
“Tracewell Systems has been designing and manufacturing rugged deployed E-Tool Mobile Cabinets since 2002. Since 1973 Tracewell has been designing and manufacturing electromechanical packaging that enables standard commercial off-the-shelf electronics to be deployed in the most harsh environmentally challenging conditions in the world,” said Rob Harris, director of sales and marketing for Tracewell Systems. “Utilizing this vast expertise, our E-Tool Mobile Manager product family has less than 0.5 percent failure rate over the past six years. The combination of Panasonic’s rugged product family and Tracewell’s proven technologies is the perfect solution for our military customers.”
For more information on Panasonic Toughbook mobile computing solutions and the Tracewell family of E-Tool Mobile Managers, please visit and
About Panasonic Computer Solutions Company
Panasonic Computer Solutions Company empowers the mobile workforce. The company is a unit of Panasonic Corporation of North America, which is the principal North American subsidiary of Panasonic Corporation (NYSE: PC - News). Panasonic has delivered reliable, durable mobile solutions through its Toughbook® line of notebook computers for seventeen years and has expanded the boundaries of wireless communications technology through a broad portfolio of products, ranging from fully-rugged, industrial strength notebook computers and tablet PCs to business-rugged thin-and-light and ultraportable notebooks. A core manufacturer, Panasonic controls the entire process of design, manufacture, quality assurance, service and support. As a result, Panasonic Toughbook computers are known for having the lowest failure rates in the industry. Government, industrial, and commercial users—from Fortune 1,000 companies to small businesses—rely on solutions from Panasonic, wherever their work takes them.
All brand and company/product names are trademarks or registered trademarks of the respective companies. All specifications are subject to change without notice. Information on Panasonic’s full line of notebook PCs for the mobile professional can be obtained by calling 800-662-3537 or at
About Tracewell:
Since 1973, Tracewell Systems has been offering system engineering services, technical solutions and products for both commercial and government applications that are typically deployed in rugged and harsh environmental conditions. Tracewell's enabling solutions are based on a long history of innovation and patents covering system design, power architecture, thermal management, backplanes and unique manufacturing techniques backed by superior customer service. Tracewell adds value through innovative design, development and modification of new or legacy systems. The company's unique manufacturing approach leads to simplicity in design, overall cost reduction and lightweight products that have increased reliability. Tracewell Systems is an ISO 9001:2008 facility. For more on Tracewell Systems please visit

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New Broadband for Soldiers in Afghanistan on Eutelsat EB4 & W6 Satellites

Defense News ~ WARSAW, Poland, Jan. 13 /PRNewswire/ -- TS2 Satellite Technologies company is introducing new broadband services on Eutelsat EB4 & W6 satellites to the Afghan market.
These types of telecommunication products are mainly used by the companies that execute contracts in Asia, as well as by the soldiers that are stationed in Afghanistan. Purchased bands give TS2 unlimited possibilities of configuration and setting any telecommunication connections from the Near East region and Southwestern Asia. The broadband service offers two-way high-speed Internet access with no phone lines, no cable and no dial-up modem. It's always online, available virtually anywhere and affordable. The offered satellite system is ideally suited for broadband requirements such as Internet and VPN access to enterprise networks, as well as real-time VoIP and video conferencing.
The Internet connection can be shared with other users via wireless or wired network. Most soldiers deploy with a laptop in hand and a hookup to the Internet in their barracks. This is especially important for the many who are married and have young children. The Internet access has resulted in major morale improvements. Troops no longer feel cut off from home.
Not all the Internet connectivity is just for staying in touch with the folks back home. The troops in Afghanistan use the Internet a lot for professional tasks, and not all of them are official business. Some troops blog, and many others stay in touch with military friends and associates in other parts of the world. The Internet has made possible many online communities composed of military professionals.
Without the new satellite system, large numbers of soldiers will be without regular communications for much or most of their time in Afghanistan. The infrastructure is Spartan to non-existent.

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TS2 Satellite Technologies
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mPhase Launches Website Featuring Online Store for mPower Emergency Illuminator Now Live
Defense News ~ LITTLE FALLS, NJ--(Marketwire - 01/13/10) - mPhase Technologies, Inc. (OTC.BB:XDSL - News), the global leader in the development of Power On Command(TM) reserve battery technology, today announced the launch of, a website that features an online store through which the company's mPower Emergency Illuminator will be made available for sale worldwide.
Designed by Porsche Design Studio of Zell am See, Austria, and manufactured by MKE of Heidenreichstein, Austria, the mPower Emergency Illuminator is a precision instrument with a powerful 180 Lumens LED and two separate battery tubes. One tube is for everyday use and holds two CR123 batteries, while the other tube holds mPhase's Power On Command(TM) reserve battery. If the regular CR123 batteries run down, the Reserve Battery takes over -- even after laying idle for 20 years. The Emergency Illuminator also features a USB port that can be used for charging portable devices such as a cell phone.
The online store will be accepting preorders for the Illuminator starting February 1, 2010, for delivery in March 2010, when the product officially becomes available to ship. In addition to processing customer orders, the website will detail the mPower Emergency Illuminator's specific abilities through a promotional video that brings the Illuminator to life. mPower will utilize Amazon Fulfillment Services and Logistics to facilitate its orders in the US and Canada. The company has also teamed with Bongo US to process its international orders.
"We anticipate a high amount of web traffic for as potential customers of the mPower Emergency Illuminator seek detailed information about the product prior to making a purchase," said Ron Durando, CEO of mPhase Technologies. "The website offers an extremely attractive interface via which users can learn all about the revolutionary Power On Command(TM) technology that makes the Illuminator so distinctive, while the online store provides a convenient worldwide, one-stop resource for having it delivered to one's doorstep."
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About mPhase Technologies, Inc.
mPhase Technologies, Inc. (OTC.BB:XDSL - News) is focused on developing and commercializing a new battery technology featuring Power On Command(TM) which provides a unique way to store energy and manage power that will revolutionize the battery industry. mPhase, through its 100% owned consumer products division mPower Technologies, is marketing its first Power On Command product, The mPower Emergency Illuminator For more information, please visit and
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City of Gastonia (NC) Deploys Avenda Systems Policy Management Solution for Department-Wide Network Security

Avenda Chosen for Its Extensive and Flexible Deployment Features
Defense News ~ SANTA CLARA, CA--(Marketwire - 01/13/10) - Avenda Systems, the innovator in identity-aware network security, today announced that the City of Gastonia, one of North Carolina's 15 largest cities, has deployed its eTIPS solution to satisfy requirements for user-based network accountability and compliance, across multiple agencies and departments.
"We wanted to consolidate our city and county identity management efforts for network access to one centrally managed domain," said Robert Loveland, network engineer at the City of Gastonia. "The Avenda solution allows us to easily create granular access rules based on a user's role. This is critical in a government organization where jobs and network access requirements differ greatly across departments."
The City of Gastonia can now centrally manage and differentiate network access for a number of city and county (Gaston County Public Safety) organizations, including two police departments, a sheriff's office, a 911 Center, ambulance service, and all city administration. Based on unique features within Avenda's eTIPS platform, attributes of multiple Active Directory resources are used in a policy so that users and their endpoint devices are authenticated and authorized before gaining 802.1X access to the wireless and VPN networks. For example, the system is flexible enough to create a common wireless policy that enforces differentiated access privileges depending on whether the user is a police officer with a laptop in a patrol car or a fireman.
"We are seeing a growing demand for an identity platform that works with existing infrastructure regardless of vendor," commented Ron DiBiase, VP of Sales at Avenda Systems. "In Gastonia's case, our solution supports a wide variety of network devices, computer operating systems, and use cases associated with today's high-tech government workforce."
Serving as Gastonia's primary policy server, the eTIPS platform integrates with Gastonia's Trapeze wireless LAN and Cisco's VPN devices, as well as with their RSA SecureID authentication system.
About Gastonia
Gastonia is located in the heart of the Piedmont section of the State of North Carolina and is the county seat of Gaston County. An All American City, it is the second largest city in the Charlotte-Gastonia-Rock Hill Metropolitan Area.
About Avenda Systems
Avenda Systems introduced the industry's first multi-function platform for network access security that breaks through past deployment barriers -- complexity, compatibility, compliance and cost. Avenda's flagship eTIPS solution is a scalable AAA platform that utilizes identity-based policies for access control, endpoint health and device authorization for wired, wireless and VPN networks in multi-vendor environments. Further information:

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Elbit Systems of America Awarded $8.2M Contract for Helmet Display and Tracker System (HDTS) for U.S. Marine Corps AH-1W

Defense News ~ FORT WORTH, Texas, January 13 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Elbit Systems of America, LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Elbit Systems Ltd. (NASDAQ: ESLT) announced receipt of contracts from the United States Marine Corps (USMC) for Elbit Systems of America Helmet Display and Tracker System (HDTS) for the USMC AH-1W Attack Helicopter. The contract effort covers the development of retrofit kits to incorporate HDTS into the AH-1W helicopter. Elbit Systems of America will be assisted in this program by subcontractors Elbit Systems Ltd. Aerospace Division as well as Service Support Associates Inc. Elbit Systems of America was chosen based upon the previously successful 1st flight of HDTS on the USMC AH-1W in November 2007 at NAS Patuxent River, Maryland.
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The program is valued at $8.2 million and is to be performed through 2010. Award of a contract for HDTS production kits and installation is expected in September 2010.
The HDTS system provides significant increases in situational awareness and safety by allowing pilots to fly "head out of the cockpit" during day and night operations and combines it with Other Pilot Line of Sight (OPLOS) information. This information further increases crew situational awareness and effectiveness, while reducing workload. The system is based on the proven Elbit Systems ANVIS/HUD(R) which has been in use by U.S. Army, U.S. Navy, U.S. Marines and U.S. Air Force rotary wing pilots since the mid- 1990's. The system is installed on most of the U.S. utility and cargo helicopter fleet platforms, including the UH-60L, CH-53E, CH-47D, CH-46E, UH-1N, V-22 and others, and has seen extensive operational use in Iraq and Afghanistan.
Commenting on the contract milestone, Raanan Horowitz, President and CEO of Elbit Systems of America said, "Elbit Systems of America is pleased and honored to support the USMC AH-1W team. The previous demonstration efforts were completed months ahead of schedule and we will press ahead for similar results in this program phase. Production deliveries of the HDTS will provide greatly enhanced situational awareness and reduce cockpit workload for the USMC war-fighter in the AH-1W cockpit."
In combination with OPLOS and weapons aiming and targeting information, the HDTS will provide US Marine Corps helicopter pilots with flight data symbology 24 hours a day, utilizing new, light-weight flat panel displays superimposed over helmet mounted night vision goggles for the night, and the Day HUD for day display of relevant flight symbology.
About Elbit Systems of America, LLC
Elbit Systems of America is a leading provider of high performance products and system solutions focusing on the commercial aviation, defense, homeland security, and medical instrumentation markets. With facilities throughout the United States, Elbit Systems of America is dedicated to supporting those who contribute daily to the safety and security of the United States. Elbit Systems of America, LLC is wholly owned by Elbit Systems Ltd. (NASDAQ: ESLT), a global electronics company engaged in a wide range of programs for innovative defense and commercial applications.
About Elbit Systems
Elbit Systems Ltd. is an international defense electronics company engaged in a wide range of defense-related programs throughout the world. The Company, which includes Elbit Systems and its subsidiaries, operates in the areas of aerospace, land and naval systems, command, control, communications, computers, intelligence surveillance and reconnaissance ("C4ISR"), unmanned aircraft systems ("UAS"), advanced electro-optics, electro-optic space systems, EW suites, airborne warning systems, ELINT systems, data links and military communications systems and radios. The Company also focuses on the upgrading of existing military platforms and developing new technologies for defense, homeland security and commercial aviation applications.
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Firehole Releases Version 3.0 of Helius:MCT

Advanced Composite Simulation Now Supports Analysis of Woven Composite Materials. Aerospace Industry Feedback.
Defense News ~ LARAMIE, Wyo.--January 12, 2010, (BUSINESS WIRE)--Firehole Technologies, Inc. (, a leader in the development of analysis software for advanced composite structures, announces the immediate availability of Helius:MCT Version 3.0, the most advanced composite analysis solution commercially available. With the release of version 3.0, users now have access to multi-scale and progressive failure technologies for analyzing advanced woven composite materials in addition to unidirectional composites.
Nicholas Alley, Chief Technical Officer of Aerotonomy Inc. an aerospace research and manufacturing company, stated the following specific to version 3.0, “Firehole’s Helius:MCT was able to rapidly and accurately predict the structural performance of our complex composite airframe – manufactured from both unidirectional and woven composites.” For both Abaqus/Standard and ANSYS, Helius:MCT is available as a seamlessly integrated product. The Helius:MCT product includes a plug-in application that allows for simple inclusion of composite materials into a finite element analysis (FEA) model, as well as an add-on module that enables the FEA solver to perform multi-scale analysis. Also part of the package is Helius:MaterialManager, an application used to easily define composite materials and store them in a database.
Alley continued, “The superior analysis allowed us to quickly integrate solutions into our design process, which literally saved hundreds of design man hours by giving us the confidence to utilize a less complex and lighter design.” Using Helius:MCT™, engineers can reliably predict the performance of prototype or concept structures with composite materials prior to actual fabrication and testing, thus reducing the total cost and time of the development cycle while simultaneously increasing structural reliability.
Find out more about the advanced methods developed specifically for composite materials via Firehole’s upcoming webinar series – “Improving the Accuracy of Composites FE Analysis” and “FE Analysis of Structures with Woven Composites.” Register for Free access -

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Lockheed says second LCS ship on budget, on schedule

* 30 pct cut in production hours for 2nd ship
* Lockheed aims for more cuts in production time
* Navy to issue final terms as early as Jan. 22

Defense News ~ WASHINGTON, Jan 12 (Reuters) - Lockheed Martin Corp (LMT.N) said on Tuesday that work on its second littoral combat ship for the U.S. Navy was on budget and on schedule and that it would take 30 percent less time to build than the first ship.
Lockheed is in a fierce competition with General Dynamics Corp (GD.N) that will determine whether the Navy proceeds with Lockheed's steel single hull design or GD's aluminum three-hull design for the new class of ships.
The Navy plans to buy 55 of the shallow-water ships.
Lockheed is aiming to cut production hours and costs more if it wins the contract, Paul Lemmo, vice president of business development for Lockheed's mission systems and sensors unit, told reporters at a Surface Navy Association meeting.
He said the 30 percent cut in production hours for the USS Fort Worth was being realized as work on the ship progressed.
Lockheed, building the second LCS ship on a fixed price contract, is responsible for any missed deadlines or cost overruns.
Because both the Lockheed and General Dynamics ships meet the Navy's requirements, the decision will largely be determined by price.
The Navy is expected to issue a final request for proposals for 10 LCS ships, possibly as early as Jan. 22, industry executives and Navy officials said.
Lemmo said Lockheed's second LCS ship would be 85 percent complete when launched in December 2010. The USS Freedom was 60 percent complete when it was launched in 2006.
The Freedom will be deployed for the first time later this year, two years ahead of schedule.
The USS Independence, the first LCS ship built by General Dynamics, is due to be commissioned on Saturday in Mobile, Alabama, where the U.S. unit of Austal (ASB.AX) built it.
Lockheed's steel hull construction makes it affordable and easy to build or to repair anywhere in the world, Lemmo said.
One industry executive familiar with the General Dynamics ship said that company's aluminum trimarin hull could also be serviced or repaired anywhere, but hull damage was far less likely to be needed than work on its engines or other systems.
Industry executives are anxiously awaiting details on how the Navy will structure the competition, particularly its plans to open the competition to a second source in the future.
General Dynamics is considering ending its teaming agreement with Austal to allow its own shipyards to bid for the work in the future, but will not make any decisions until it has seen the request for proposals, industry executives said.
Asked if Lockheed could also end its relationship with Bollinger (BOLL.PK), Lemmo said the company remained part of the team at this point and any discussion of their role on the program was "competition sensitive at this point."
Lockheed's second ship will cost $549 million. The first one cost $637 million.
The Navy will spend a total of $548 million on the second General Dynamics ship, down from $704 million for its first.
(Reporting by Andrea Shalal-Esa)

Flow International Receives Multiple Orders for Aerospace Projects

Defense News ~ KENT, Wash., Jan. 12 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Flow International Corporation (Nasdaq: FLOW), the world's leading developer and manufacturer of industrial waterjet machines for cutting and cleaning applications, today announced that it has received approximately $11 million of orders for several new projects in its Advanced segment. These orders are for Composite Machining Center abrasive waterjet and routing machine tool systems to be completed over the next 12 to 18 months. The majority of the purchase orders are from Airbus supplier partners working on multiple Airbus programs.
"As waterjets continue to become integral to the aerospace industry's adoption of composite materials, we are proud to again be selected as the only provider of composite machining technology," said Charley Brown, President and CEO, Flow International. "Flow has a long history and clear leadership position in developing and supporting abrasive waterjet cutting systems for major composites programs."
These new orders are in addition to the previously reported backlog of approximately $20 million, as of the second quarter ended October 31, 2009, for Flow's Advanced segment.
About Flow International
Flow International Corporation is the world's leading developer and manufacturer of ultrahigh-pressure waterjet cutting technology to industries including automotive, aerospace, job shop, surface preparation, and more. For more information, visit
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SAIC Awarded $49 Million Contract to Continue Supporting U.S. Navy Marine Mammal Systems Program

Company to Provide Support for Marine Mammals Trained to Provide Security, and Identify and Mark Objects at Sea
Defense News ~ MCLEAN, Va. and SAN DIEGO, Jan. 12 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) (NYSE: SAI) today announced it has been awarded a prime contract by the Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center (SSC) Pacific to provide training and care for marine mammals that are part of the Navy's Marine Mammal Systems (MMS) based at Naval Submarine Bases in Kings Bay, Ga., and Point Loma and San Diego, Calif. The follow-on contract has a one year base period of performance, four one-year options, and a total value of more than $49 million if all options are exercised.
The Navy's Marine Mammal Systems (MMS) use dolphins and sea lions to find and mark the location of underwater objects. Dolphins use their technologically-unmatched sonar, and sea lions use their sensitive underwater directional hearing and low-light vision, to detect objects in the water and on the sea floor. The animals are trained to provide security by patrolling areas, and to identify and mark objects for retrieval, including those presenting a danger to personnel. Under the contract, SAIC will provide care and training of the MMS's marine mammals, and will also provide personnel, and develop training and curriculum as required in support of the MMS program. The daily management of the program is conducted by SSC Pacific's Biosciences Division, Code 71500.
"SAIC has supported the Navy's Marine Mammal Program since 1986, providing talented and committed staff who deliver the critical training needed to fulfill the MMS's critical mission needs," said Tom Baybrook, SAIC senior vice president and business unit manager. "We look forward to continuing our support of this important customer, and doing our part to help keep those at sea safe from harm."
About SAIC
SAIC is a FORTUNE 500® scientific, engineering, and technology applications company that uses its deep domain knowledge to solve problems of vital importance to the nation and the world, in national security, energy and the environment, critical infrastructure, and health. The company's approximately 45,000 employees serve customers in the U.S. Department of Defense, the intelligence community, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, other U.S. Government civil agencies and selected commercial markets. Headquartered in McLean, Va., SAIC had annual revenues of $10.1 billion for its fiscal year ended January 31, 2009. For more information, visit SAIC: From Science to Solutions®
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GateKeeper USA, Inc. Unaffected By Shortage of Helium 3

Defense News ~ ROCKVILLE, Md.--January 12, 2010, (BUSINESS WIRE)--GateKeeper USA, Inc. (Pink Sheets: GTKP), announced today that it is unaffected by the recent shortage of Helium 3. It appears that GateKeeper USA’s competitors are facing other new hurdles. It was recently reported by the New York Times that a program to detect plutonium and uranium in US ports has stalled because the US has run out of Helium 3. Helium 3 is a light non-radioactive isotope of helium that is formed when tritium decays. Helium 3 is a crucial raw material for the screening machines that were to be utilized in shipping ports for the detection of nuclear weapons.
“The shortage of Helium 3 does not have any effect on GateKeeper USA’s CAMS devices ability to detect radiation, as GateKeeper USA is not reliant on this antiquated method of detection.” Stated John Leontakianakos, Senior Vice President of GateKeeper USA.
About GateKeeper USA, Inc.
GateKeeper USA, located in Rockville, Maryland, is engaged in the maritime container industry as it relates to container security and protection from potential terrorist attacks. The initial focus of the company is the deployment of a proprietary shipping container security device known as the GateKeeper USA Container Automated Monitoring System (CAMS). The Company has employed proprietary detection and identification technologies. The technologies being utilized by the Company provide rapid, automatic and specific real-time analysis, identification and quantification of chemical, biological and radio active compounds whether in liquid, solid or gaseous states. For more information, visit our website at
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