QUEBEC, April 7 /CNW Telbec/ - Several long-range surveillance ARGC-2400
cameras from Obzerv Technologies have been installed in Malaysia to improve
the Malaysia Maritime Enforcement Agency's (MMEA) capacity for the maritime
security in the straits and Malaysian territorial waters.
From economic and strategic perspectives, the Strait of Malacca is one of
the most important shipping lanes in the world. The Strait carries 70,000
vessels per year, that is close to one quarter of the world's sea trade.
Moreover, it has grown to be the main passageway for oil for major world
consumers such as Japan and China. As a consequence, this area has become a
target for piracy attacks. In reaction, the Japanese government has offered
the last three cameras to the MMEA to complete its surveillance system
network. The handing-over ceremony was held at Klang on March 21, 2009.
The ARGC-2400 cameras have been integrated to existing radar stations to
enhance the smooth flow of sea traffic along the 900 km channel. While the
radars are dedicated to the detection and location of unusual activities and
threats, the ARGC-2400 cameras are used to classify and clearly identify those
"Because of its long-range detailed identification capability, the
ARGC-2400 has become an indispensable tool to prevent piracy acts, illegal
immigration, smuggling, and terrorism. This program demonstrates the
satisfaction of the customer regarding the matchless capabilities and
versatilities of our range-gated cameras", says Mr. Deni Bonnier, President of
Obzerv. "We are delighted that the MMEA has chosen Obzerv to provide the
long-range cameras required for such a critical mission", he concluded.
Obzerv Technologies (www.obzerv.com), headquartered in Quebec, QC,
Canada, specializes in the design, and manufacturing of Laser Range-Gated
Imaging Systems for 24/7 surveillance.
For further information:
For further information: Deni Bonnier, Eng., President, (418) 524-3522