Indra Navia Integrate Searidge Intelligent Video to Deliver Seamless Airport Surface Surveillance

NAV CANADA Selects System for Montréal-Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport 

OTTAWA, June 26, 2012 /CNW Telbec/ - Searidge Technologies, provider of intelligent video solutions to Air Navigation Service Providers (ANSPs) and airports, announced that they have completed the delivery of the Searidge intelligent video systems IntelliDAR™ for integration to Indra Navia's NOVA 9000 Advanced Surface Movement Guidance and Control System (A-SMGCS). 

The Searidge video track data is integrated into the Indra Navia multi-sensor fusion processor and presented to Air Traffic Controllers on Indra Navia's NOVA 9000 display to deliver full seamless surveillance of the airport surface.  The addition of the Searidge track data enhances the radar coverage, particularly in areas where blind spots or line of sight obstructions exist.  Controllers will require no new training on the system and will not be able to distinguish between the video or radar targets - making it a seamless display to the Controller. 

The integrated solution has passed Site Acceptance Testing (SAT) and has been selected by NAV CANADA to increase ground surveillance on a portion of a main runway at Montréal-Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport (YUL).   "The Searidge camera installations at Montreal PET Airport have enhanced surface surveillance by providing non-cooperative surveillance in an area not before covered by ASDE, providing our staff in the control tower with critical information to support our operations.  Having the surveillance fused with our existing surface detection equipment removes the need for additional displays and additional training, and ensures the air traffic controllers are provided a seamless view of the surface," explains Trevor Johnson, Assistant Vice President, Service Delivery, NAV CANADA. 

"The solution in Montreal has demonstrated benefits of an integrated solution.  The integration of Searidge's video technology to the NOVA 9000 processing system has enabled us to provide additional value to our customer and deliver a more comprehensive surface surveillance solution," says Øivind Klausen, General Sales Manager, Indra Navia AS. 

IntelliDAR processes video from a series of video sensors networked together to provide real-time geospatial positioning of all targets in a given area. The system validates all non-cooperative targets (regardless if they are equipped with tracking devices) by providing air traffic controllers with critical information such as detection, tracking, positioning, classification and tracking, rendering the airport safer for all stakeholders, including passengers, airlines, and support personnel.

About Searidge Technologies
Searidge Technologies provides intelligent video solutions to Air Navigation Service Providers and airports to help them cost effectively increase safety and efficiency of surface management operations. The company's intelligent video platform IntelliDAR™ is a robust Non-Cooperative Surveillance System (NCSS) and the first operational system of its kind in an air traffic control tower to provide detection, positioning, and tracking of all targets on an airport surface. Searidge is helping its customers with ATC-grade video, gap filling/A-SMGCS augmentation, apron management, and remote tower capabilities.

Working with industry leaders such as DFS, FAA, EUROCONTROL and NAV CANADA, Searidge solutions are installed in sites throughout Europe, Middle East and North America. Founded in 2001, Searidge is a privately held company based in Canada's Capital region.

SOURCE Searidge Technologies inc.

For further information:

Sheri Bailey
Searidge Technologies Inc.
Tel: 613.686.3988 ext. 310
Toll Free: 1-866-799-1555
Email: sheri@searidgetech.com
www.searidgetech.com

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