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Obzerv Technologies Inc. receives a Contract from Bharat Electronics Ltd. for 46 Range-Gated Cameras

January 16, 2012

QUEBEC, Jan. 17, 2012 /PRNewswire/ – Obzerv Technologies Inc. has
received a contract from Bharat Electronics Ltd. to supply 46 ARGC-2400
cameras. Obzerv’s electro-optic cameras will be integrated by
Bangalore-based defense Public Sector Company Bharat Electronics Ltd.
(BEL) in a multi sensors Coastal Surveillance System. Each system to be
supplied to Indian Coastguard will include: the ARGC-2400, a thermal
imager, a radar station and meteorological sensors, all of which will
be mounted on lighthouses and towers. While the radars and thermal
imagers will be dedicated to the detection and location of intrusions
from the sea, the ARGC-2400 cameras will be used to classify and
identify those targets to provide situational awareness and the ability
to counter a threat.

Ever since the 2008 Mumbai attack, the Indian Coast Guard’s mandate was
to find the best surveillance solution including a camera system
operating day and night to identify any suspect vessel at long
distances. The Coast Guard selected BEL to provide such turnkey
surveillance solution, which in turn selected an Electro Optic System
based on Obzerv ARGC-2400 camera after an international competition
lasting many months.

To reach the high level of suitable operational capability, a
surveillance system must free operators from major environmental
constraints and overcome the limitations of current sensors such has
standard CCD, ICCD and thermal imagers. Among many features, the main
advantage of the long-range night vision cameras developed by Obzerv is
their capabilities to perform long-range identification using Obzerv’s
unique Patent Pending pulse laser source. Compared to thermal cameras,
Obzerv cameras collect the reflection of the laser pulse from the
target, which allows any registration mark to be read as well as scene
or targets to be observed regardless of their body temperature. A
range-gated camera becomes particularly efficient during overcast
nights and in degraded weather conditions frequently encountered in
coastal surveillance application.

This program is the first phase of the Indian coastal surveillance
project designed to cover the entire coast. “Nowadays, long-range identification of a potential threat is of the
utmost importance and the ARGC-2400 is up for the challenge. This
contract confirms again the unique capabilities and versatilities of
our cameras
” says Mr. Alain Laflamme, Vice-President, Sales & Marketing of Obzerv

About Obzerv Technologies Inc.

Founded in 2002, Obzerv Technologies is a privately held company
headquartered in Quebec City, QC, Canada. Obzerv is specialized in the
design and manufacturing of Active Range-Gated Imaging Systems for
night vision and long-range surveillance. Obzerv’s cameras have been
deployed around the world and integrated in numerous surveillance
systems. Coastal and border surveillance, ports and airports
surrounding surveillance, large industrial properties surveillance as
well as Homeland Security are just a few applications where Obzerv’s
cameras can be used.

About Bharat Electronics Ltd.

Bharat Electronics Limited (BEL) (BSE500049, NSEBEL) is a state-owned electronics company with about nine factories, and
few regional offices in India. It is owned by the Indian Government & primarily manufactures advanced electronic products for the Indian Armed Forces. BEL is one of the eight PSUs under Ministry of Defence, Government Of

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