Obzerv Upgrades the Spationav Project in France with high-end cameras

    QUEBEC, June 22 /CNW Telbec/ - Obzerv announces that it has obtained a
contract from EADS-Sofrelog for two ARGC-2400 cameras to upgrade two
Semaphores for the Spationav project directed by the French DGA (Délégation
Générale pour l'Armement). Moreover, Obzerv announces that the integration by
EADS-Sofrelog was declared successful by the DGA. In this Spationav program,
whilst the radars are dedicated for the detection of unusual activities and
threats, the ARGC-2400 cameras are used, day and night, to recognize and
identify those targets.
    The Spationav project was initiated after a ship with more than 900
refugees ran deliberately aground on the Varoise coast, near St-Raphael in
2001. The fight against illegal immigration, drug smuggling and the
intensification of terrorism threat drove the Spationav project. This program
has been developed for the benefit of several administrations including the
Ministry of Defense (Navy), Ministry of Transport (Maritime Affairs) and the
Ministry of Finance (Customs). The system provides the users with real time
common images of the maritime situation along the French coasts. The DGA wants
to secure the maritime traffic and prevent criminal activities as well as
pollution risk. "With the image details displayed with regard to the
activities on deck, the ability to read ship names and to see inside
wheelhouses, the ARGC-2400 will allow the operator to assess the level of
threat at long range" says Mr. Bonnier, President of Obzerv Technology. "When
given the capability to recognize and identify a potential threat sooner, the
port authority officers will react faster and have more time to avoid a
catastrophe" says Mr. Laurent Michoux from the DGA.

    Obzerv Technologies (www.obzerv.com), headquartered in Quebec, QC,
Canada, specializes in the design and manufacturing of Range-Gated Imaging
System for night surveillance.

For further information:

For further information: Deni Bonnier, President, Obzerv Technologies,
(418) 524-3522

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