Augusta Systems Technologies to Enable Navy Sensor Systems

MORGANTOWN, WV /PRNewswire/ -- Augusta Systems Inc. technologies will be used in the development of advanced imaging sensor systems as part of a $1 million contract from the Navy's Office of Naval Research. The sensor systems will be used onboard unmanned aircraft and in fixed-location field deployments for convoy protection, critical infrastructure protection, perimeter security, and a host of other uses.

"Utilizing advanced sensor systems—including panoramic visual-imaging technologies—onboard unmanned vehicles and in field deployments are important to enhancing the intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance capabilities of the military," said Patrick Esposito II, President and Chief Operating Officer of Augusta Systems. "Our technologies enable onboard and at-point processing and fusion of sensor and imaging data, providing more robust tools for convoy and critical-infrastructure protection, among others."

Augusta Systems provides technologies to enable rapid integration, intelligent processing, and enterprise use of sensor data. The company's SensorPort and SensorBridge products will be used in the advanced sensor systems. SensorBridge is a suite of software components for Microsoft Visual Studio 2005 that enables rapid integration, intelligent processing, and enterprise use of sensor data within an integrated development environment. SensorPort is a reconfigurable sensor-network appliance for distributed, intelligent processing at the edge of the network. These technologies enable the "most efficient and effective" convergence and use of sensor data in numerous applications, including security, monitoring, automation, and asset tracking, among others.

Panoramic imaging hardware and software developed by EyeSee360 Inc. will be integrated with the Augusta Systems technologies for use in the advanced sensor systems, as will other technologies, including advanced algorithms for change detection, wireless communications systems, and display technologies.

"Our technologies, combined with EyeSee360's imaging technologies and others, dramatically increase the data gathering capabilities of unmanned vehicles and field deployments," said Esposito. "By utilizing components of our SensorPort and SensorBridge products with other customized features, we're helping the military to connect panoramic imaging and other sensor data to the network-centric environment and to advance a distributed, intelligent network-centric infrastructure."

About Augusta Systems
Augusta Systems Inc. provides technologies to enable rapid integration, intelligent processing, and enterprise use of sensor data. The products extend enterprise networks to the level of sensors and sensor networks. These technologies enable the "most efficient and effective" convergence and use of sensor data in numerous applications, including security, monitoring, automation, and asset tracking, among others.

The company's core products are SensorBridge and SensorPort. SensorBridge is a suite of software components for Microsoft Visual Studio 2005 that enables rapid integration, intelligent processing, and enterprise use of sensor data within an integrated development environment. SensorPort is a reconfigurable sensor-network appliance for distributed, intelligent processing at the edge of the network. Augusta Systems also offers SensorBridge and SensorPort in conjunction with partner technologies to develop advanced end-user sensor and control systems and network products. One such product is ThreatViewer, which provides remote monitoring capabilities for industrial, military, and homeland security.

Augusta Systems technologies enable sensors relying on a variety of protocols and systems, including wireless sensor networks (featuring ZigBee and other protocols), RFID systems, and imagery devices. The technologies support IPv6, physical/IT security convergence, M2M communications, network-centric systems, and more.

For more information, visit the company's Web site.

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