Press Release Summary:
Lightweight, Image-Enhanced, Zoom-able Reconnaissance Device (LIZRD) flies in conjunction with hyper-spectral sensors, which offer high-resolution view of aerial scene. It utilizes fiber optic gyro and GPS for attitude and position information, as well as line scanning camera for imagery data collection. Unit performs motion correction to compensate for aircraft attitude variation, stamping information onto digital imagery data. Mission and imagery analysis software are included.
Original Press Release:
Markland Technologies Subsidiary, EOIR Technologies, Inc. Announces Development of Airborne Reconnaissance Device
New State of the Art Airborne Sensor Provides Enhanced Surveillance Capabilities
RIDGEFIELD, Conn. - March 1, 2005 - Markland Technologies, Inc. (OTCBB: MRKL), a defense and homeland security company transforming advanced laboratory technology into real-world products, announced today that its wholly owned subsidiary EOIR Technologies Inc. has completed development of a new airborne optical surveillance sensor named the Lightweight Image-Enhanced Zoom-able Reconnaissance Device (LIZRD).
The LIZRD airborne reconnaissance device is a unique compact aerial high resolution imaging system designed to be flown in conjunction with hyper-spectral sensors, which offer a high resolution view of an aerial scene. The LIZRD utilizes a fiber optic gyro and GPS for attitude and position information, as well as a high resolution line scanning camera with a digital capture capability for imagery data collection. LIZRD performs motion correction to compensate for aircraft attitude variation, stamping the information onto digital imagery data for either real-time motion correction or post processing. Mission and imagery analysis software are also included with the LIZRD sensor suite.
This new product development is one of a number which are currently under way within the Software and Systems Research and Development Division (SSRD) at EOIR Technologies Inc. The SSRD product development team consists of 30 employees with diversified skill sets in the areas of; software, electrical and mechanical engineering as well as graphic design and training. They are located in a new state of the art design and development facility located in Fredericksburg, Virginia that houses several technical laboratories which include: an electronics lab, three systems integration labs, and a mechanical and laser lab. These laboratories provide SSRD development team members with ample space to develop new software and systems solutions and products as well as conduct state of the art research in electro-optics and infra-red technology.
"This new state of the art facility allows our division to optimize existing projects, expand productivity, and grow new capabilities," states EOIR Vice President Diane Deterline, who heads the SSRD division.
"Our business plan is centered around dual use technologies which can be applied to both the DOD and Homeland Security marketplaces. To that extent the fabulous people we have working at SSRD are providing Markland with new and innovative product concepts which we hope to leverage to increase revenues and gross margins for the business," states Markland CEO Robert Tarini.
Many of the products and services being delivered from EOIR utilize next-generation electro-optic and infrared sensor technologies that are being used in direct support of U.S. military combat operations in Iraq, Afghanistan and elsewhere.
About Markland Technologies
Markland Technologies, Inc. is committed to setting next-generation standards in defense and security through the provision of innovative emerging technologies and expert services. The Company is engaged in the identification of advanced technologies currently under development in laboratories, universities and in private industry, and in the transformation of those technologies into next-generation products. Markland's solutions support military, law enforcement and homeland security personnel to protect the nation's citizens, borders and critical infrastructure assets from the threat of terrorism and other dangers. Through strategic development, Markland focuses on the creation of dual-use technology and products with applications in both the defense market and civilian homeland security and law enforcement fields. The Company is a Board Member of the Homeland Security Industries Association, and is a featured Company on HomelandDefenseStocks.com; additional details can be viewed at www.homelanddefensestocks.com/Companies/MarklandTech. For more information about the Company and its products, please visit the Markland home page at marklandtech.com.
Source: Markland Technologies, Inc.
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