Star Navigation Announces Production of Newly Designed SSU



    TORONTO, May 14 /CNW/ - Star Navigation Systems Group Ltd. (TSX-V: SNA)
("STAR" or the "Company"), a leading edge technology company focused on
providing Aerospace Solutions to assist aviation operators worldwide for
real-time aircraft monitoring, is pleased to announce that it has entered into
an agreement with Luxell Technologies Inc. for the production of the Second
Generation Star Server Unit ("SSU"). Utilizing STAR's specifications, the new
SSU will be produced with greater functionality and performance, improved
integration and reduced weight. It also features significant growth potential
to accommodate new applications. It is expected to be market-ready soon, which
will allow STAR to broaden its customer base through enhanced features and
lower cost.
    LUXELL Technologies Inc. is located in a 45,000 square foot building in
Mississauga, Ontario, which includes R&D, manufacturing, and test and product
support facilities. It is well known in the Aviation and Defence community for
its high performance displays and ruggedized computer units.
    Dale F. Sparks, STAR CTO stated: "In accordance with our commitment to be
an industry leader in real-time aircraft performance monitoring, we have put a
significant amount of effort into our technology, particularly over the past
two years. We are looking forward to having this new, dynamic, high
performance platform available for our system, as it will allow us to take
full advantage of our design improvements and additional functionality and it
will also provide notable cost and weight benefits to our customers".
    STAR's CEO, Viraf Kapadia said: "STAR's licensed IP, together with this
state-of-the-art hardware and its reliable Linux platform, will allow Star to
assist the airline industry and regulatory authorities with an improved
monitoring, processing and reporting capability. This new hardware will also
provide an enhanced foundation for our In-flight Safety Monitoring System
(ISMS(TM)) and will better accommodate our Fuel Management Information System,
FOQA, MOQA, ETOPS and other support systems."
    LUXELL's CEO, Jean-Louis Larmor, declared that the company was excited to
work with STAR on a system designed for commercial aircraft and helicopter
operators. "Having seen STAR technology, products and first applications,
LUXELL believes this represents an excellent retrofit opportunity in that
domain, and is pleased to be a part of bringing a new generation of on-board
servers to the commercial, and potentially military, aviation operators."
    Using its patented ISMS(TM) technology, STAR continues to develop new
solutions to issues of concern to the aviation industry. STAR's Fuel
Management Module is complete, and compliments its fleet and maintenance
management functions.

    About Star Navigation:

    Star Navigation Systems Group Ltd. (www.star-navigation.com) owns the
exclusive worldwide license to its proprietary, patented In-flight Safety
Monitoring System, the first system in the world to feature in-flight
data-analysis, monitoring and diagnostics with a real-time connection between
aircraft and ground. Its real-time capability of tracking performance-trends
and predicting incident-occurrence enhances aviation safety and improves fleet
management while reducing costs for the operator.
    Certain statements contained in this News Release constitute
forward-looking statements. When used in this document, the words "may"
"would", "could", "will" and similar expressions, as they relate to Star or
its management are intended to identify forward-looking statements. Such
statements reflect Star's current views with respect to future events and are
subject to certain risks, uncertainties and assumptions. Many factors could
cause Star's actual performance or achievements to vary from those described
herein. Should one or more of these factors or uncertainties materialize, or
should assumptions underlying forward-looking statements prove incorrect,
actual results may vary materially from those described herein as intended,
planned, anticipated, believed, estimated or expected. Star does not assume
any obligation to update these forward-looking statements.

    
    Neither TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulation Services Provider (as
    that term is defined in the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange) accepts
    responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of the content of this
    release.
    

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For further information:

For further information: Please visit www.star-navigation.com or Viraf
Kapadia, CEO, (416) 252-2889, viraf.kapadia@star-navigation.com; AGORACOM
Investor Relations, IR HUB, http://www.agoracom.com/ir/StarNavigation, E-mail
all questions and correspondence SNA@agoracom.com,
http://www.agoracom.com/ir/StarNavigation

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