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Obzerv Wins Contract for Cameras

Photonics.com
Jan 2012
QUEBEC CITY, Jan. 23, 2012 — Obzerv Technologies Inc. received a contract from state-owned electronics company Bharat Electronics Ltd. (BEL) of Bengaluru, India, to supply 46 ARGC-2400 cameras, the company announced.

Obzerv’s electro-optic cameras will be integrated by BEL into a multisensor coastal surveillance system. Each system, to be supplied to the Indian Coast Guard, will include the ARGC-2400, a thermal imager, a radar station and meteorological sensors. All systems will be mounted on lighthouses and towers.

The radar stations and thermal imagers will detect and locate any intrusions from the sea, while the ARGC-2400 cameras will classify and identify those targets to provide situational awareness and the ability to counter a threat.

Since the 2008 Mumbai attack, the Indian Coast Guard has sought out surveillance solutions to identify suspect vessels at long distances. To provide such systems, BEL was selected, which in turn selected an electro-optic system based on Obzerv’s camera. This was the outcome of an international competition that lasted several months.

This program is the first phase of a surveillance project designed to cover the entire Indian coast.

Privately held Obzerv Technologies designs and manufactures active range-gated imaging systems for night vision and long-range surveillance.

For more information, visit: www.obzerv.com  



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