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NAV CANADA selects Searidge Technologies for digital weather camera project

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NAV CANADA selects Searidge Technologies for digital weather camera project

Searidge Technologies has announced that NAV CANADA has selected the IntelliDAR(TM) imaging platform and associated services, from Searidge Technologies, to build a system capable of weather monitoring in remote locations.


June 10, 2008
By Carey Fredericks

June 10, 2008, Ottawa – Searidge Technologies, a provider of
mission critical technology solutions and services to the Air Traffic Control
and Airport Operations industry, today announced that NAV CANADA has selected
the IntelliDAR(TM) imaging platform and associated services, from Searidge
Technologies, to build a system capable of weather monitoring in remote
locations. The system will be deployed in up to 130 sites across Canada.
    
This modernized digital weather camera system being supplied by Searidge
Technologies is a valuable tool for pilots and aviation users when planning
and conducting their flight operations. The system helps to promote flight
safety by providing current weather conditions to pilots assisting them in
making timely weather-related decisions with confidence. The system will
provide near real-time camera data showing the weather information of a given
location, and additional information such as sector visibility.
    
"We are pleased to work with Searidge Technologies on this new project.
This innovative technology will allow NAV CANADA to provide added weather
information to the aviation community, and enhance safety in various remote
locations" said Kim Troutman, Vice President, Engineering, NAV CANADA.
    
The weather monitoring system will use the Searidge IntelliDAR product.
IntelliDAR is a technology platform that provides analytic capabilities to
video scenes, in real-time. This platform can be used in various applications
including ground control, hotspot monitoring and airport business intelligence.
    
"We are looking forward to further strengthening our relationship with
NAV CANADA with the deployment of this weather monitoring system," said Moodie
Cheikh, president, Searidge Technologies. "NAV CANADA is a recognized world
leader and their adoption of the Searidge IntelliDAR technology demonstrates
their ongoing commitment to safer aviation".

About Searidge Technologies (www.searidgetech.com )

Searidge Technologies Inc. is a provider of mission critical technology
solutions and services in support of Air Traffic Control and Airport Operation
markets. Searidge combines a unique blend of experience working with Air
Navigation Service (ANS) providers, along with expertise in imaging and
optical technologies, to design and develop solutions that address current industry challenges.
    
Founded in 2001, Searidge Technologies Inc. is a privately held company
with clients throughout Canada and the United States.

About NAV CANADA (www.navcanada.ca )

NAV CANADA, the country's civil air navigation services provider, is a
private sector, non-share capital corporation financed through publicly-traded
debt. With operations coast to coast, NAV CANADA provides air traffic control,
flight information, weather briefings, aeronautical information services,
airport advisory services and electronic aids to navigation.