Lower Mississippi River Port-Wide Strategic Security Council acquires Six UIS™ Systems
Lakeland, Fl. (April 30th 2012) – Coda Octopus Group, Inc. (OTC: CDOC.PK), was recently awarded and completed a contract for circa $3m for the supply of six (6) of its Underwater Inspection Systems (UIS™) to the Lower Mississippi River Port-Wide Strategic Security Council. These systems will be used by a number of ports in that region.
The Lower Mississippi River is reported to be the largest and one of the busiest port systems in the world. It is also fast moving and has almost zero visibility water, making it amongst the most difficult port environments to maintain. Each of these UISTM systems which include Echoscope® real-time 3D sonar technology will be used, amongst other things, for essential safety duties, such as ensuring that the shipping channels are kept clear of dangerous debris.
Blair Cunningham, our Chief Technology Officer, said, “We are very pleased to welcome this very influential group of Louisiana ports to the fast growing community of UISTM users. The Coda Octopus UIS™ is proving itself invaluable to operators. By using its real-time 3D capabilities it is providing cost and time savings by enabling operators to see in real time underwater objects in zero visibility conditions and thereby reducing significantly the complexity of tasks and operations. We now have over 25 UISTM in operation in the US ports community, doing essential port and harbor security work every day of the year. This is a testament to the incontrovertible benefits of deploying this real time tool”
About Coda Octopus Group, Inc.
Originally founded in 1994 as Coda Technologies, the Coda Octopus Group is now headquartered in Lakeland, Florida.
The Group consists of a Marine Products business located in Lakeland, Florida, Edinburgh, Scotland, Perth, Australia, and Bergen, Norway, and engineering businesses, Coda Octopus Colmek in Salt Lake City, Utah and Coda Octopus Martech in Weymouth, England. Each of the Group companies are technology innovators with a particularly high level of sonar expertise. The Group has facilities in Florida, Utah, the UK, Australia, and Norway.
Alongside providing bespoke engineering and development for defense applications one of the Group's key products is the patented Coda Echoscope® - the first real time 3D sub-sea sonar which is used in oil and gas, underwater construction, search and rescue operations and port and harbor security and constructions. The top end software which runs on the Echoscope® (Underwater Survey Explorer) is also proprietary to Coda Octopus. The Echoscope® is also at the heart of the Underwater Inspection System which is being adopted for port and harbor security, and other applications globally. We have a number of products which are based on our real time 3D technology (Echoscope®, Underwater Inspection System and Dimension® (the latter being a forward looking real time sonar targeted at ROV applications)).
With this patented revolutionizing sub-sea visualization capability, and the existing systems integration skills within Coda Octopus Colmek, Inc. and Coda Octopus Martech Ltd., the Coda Octopus Group believes it can become a world leading integrated sonar technology supplier.
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Released April 30, 2012