OTTAWA, Dec. 8 /CNW Telbec/ - OSI Geospatial Inc. (TSX: OSI) ("OSI") announced today that its International Systems Operations has just completed the first installation of its Digital Maritime Operations Plot (D-MOP) system onboard a Brazilian Navy 209 class submarine. The contract for this project was signed in January 2008 and this is the first of 5 systems to be fitted.
"This significant project milestone represents another example of the maturity and flexibility of OSI's software and hardware solutions for both the submarine and surface markets," said Ken Kirkpatrick, President and CEO. "Our submarine solution is designed to replace (form and fit) older generation plotting tables as well as bespoke hardware designed to fit into the demanding space restrictions posed by submarines. Amongst the list of customers that use OSI's submarine technology is the Brazilian, UK, Australian and Canadian Navies. Our software is also able to be installed into legacy and future submarine hardware environments bringing our total of submarine customers to seven. OSI's submarine WECDIS solutions are the most advanced, operationally proven and widely deployed today. Able to be installed onboard legacy as well as future platforms, our systems have also been successfully interfaced to existing submarine Combat Management Systems, and the unique features of ECPINS-W Sub provide the submariner with a clear tactical advantage in both open ocean as well as the complex littoral battlespace. OSI's solutions for the submarine market are the most cost effective and lowest risk, which is why we continue to see this market expand."
About Our Maritime Technology
With ECPINS(R), OSI provides the most advanced surface and subsurface navigation functionality in the world. We have the largest customer base and greatest number of ships using our ECPINS(R) technology. In addition to ECPINS, OSI has fielded the advanced Warship-AIS (W-AIS) product. W-AIS provide intelligence and analysis as well as situational awareness and are a fleet-wide installation in the UK Royal Navy. OSI further has provided its Asset Control and Tracking (ACT) technology to the Canadian Navy for port security during the upcoming 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver. ACT allows a mother-ship or shore-based command and control centre to securely communicate and positively control small fast patrol boats and Rigid Hull Inflatable Boats (RHIBs) for interception and boarding operations. With OSI's ACT technology, these complex and dangerous operations can be carried out with utmost confidence and security. In addition to these technologies, OSI has developed an innovative small boat Integrated Navigation and Tactical System (INTS) that provides all the traditional functions of an Integrated Bridge System (IBS) in addition to providing the essential tactical functions of a Combat Management System (CMS). The INTS is aimed at fast attack craft and patrol vessels for littoral warfare and homeland defence. With one of the largest and most experienced software engineering teams in the industry and over 25 years of experience, we continue to build on our capabilities and maintain our leadership advantage.
About OSI Geospatial
OSI Geospatial Inc. delivers advanced geospatial systems and software that enable shared real-time situational awareness for military, safety and security applications. Our products and services enable our customers to integrate and visualize live data with any combination of sensor data, imagery, maps and charts. This capability provides our customers with enhanced operational performance, safety and security through shared real-time situational awareness. OSI Geospatial systems and software are in use by military, government, and commercial customers around the world. The company is publicly traded on the Toronto Stock Exchange. For additional information please visit www.osigeospatial.com.
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