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Opgal Expands its Asia Partner Network with JOOWON Industrial Co. of Korea

July 31, 2012

KARMIEL, Israel, July 31, 2012 /PRNewswire/ –

Opgal Optronic Industries [http://www.opgal.com ], a leading global provider of
innovative thermal imaging and near infrared illumination solutions for security and
safety applications, today announced that it has signed a partnership agreement with
JOOWON Industrial Co., a leading distributor in Korea to the industrial and security
markets. The partnership will allow JOOWON to offer Opgal’s broad range of thermal and
near infrared illumination cameras and systems to the Korean market.

Opgal’s innovative solutions are built on three decades of experience and are renowned
for their unique functionality and outstanding picture quality. Opgal’s thermal product
line includes the CompactSec, a cost-effective thermal imaging line of cameras for
perimeter security; the EyeSec, a high-end civilian and paramilitary thermal surveillance
camera; the DualSec, a CCD and uncooled thermal two-channel system; and the RangeSec, an
ultra long-range cooled thermal system. In addition, Opgal’s near infrared illumination
line features the Discoverii long-range laser illuminated system, and the Claritii
mid-range LED illuminated system. Opgal’s products are suitable for a wide range of
security and safety applications and are field-proven by hundreds of customers in over 50
countries around the world.

Founded in 1975, JOOWON Industrial Co. is one of Korea’s leading distributors. It
thrives on meeting its customers’ highest expectations and addressing the most challenging
projects. The JOOWON team has diverse background and expertise thus presenting customers
with innovative solutions to their problems.

“Opgal’s product line is one of the broadest we have seen. They are very dedicated to
their partners and stand by us as we develop the Korean security market”, said WM Lee, CEO
of JOOWON, “We look forward to offering this product line to our customers and partners”.

“The Asian market is one of our key focus geographies”, said Yair M. Sakov, Vice
President, and Security Business Unit at Opgal. “We are proud to have JOOWON join our
network of partners which makes us better suited to address market needs in Korea and


Joowon – where promises made are promises kept.

Joowon, since its founding in 1975 as a trading company, with a view to playing an
integral role in the nation’s economic growth essential for the building of an advanced
and prosperous society, has been providing numerous machinery and tools for properties,
testing, analytical and industrial from world-renowned companies to Korean academic
research industries.

In August 2009, Joowon established “Joowon Technical Research Center” where they are
performing various technical research and development to meet customers’ needs.


About Opgal

Opgal delivers advanced vision and surveillance solutions enabling accurate insight
into suspicious situations in adverse and harsh visibility conditions. Using
state-of-the-art thermal and active-imaging technologies, Opgal leverages advanced
electro-optics and image processing expertise to create high- performance, versatile
visualization hardware and software products for the security and safety markets. Founded
30 years ago, Opgal is a major supplier to some of the leading contractors and has
hundreds of customers in over 50 countries. Opgal is co-owned by Elbit Systems and Rafael
Advanced Defense Systems. http://www.opgal.com

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