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FAA Selects Searidge Airport Surface Management Technology - System to be Used for Runway-light Automation at Teterboro Airport

Dépèche transmise le 22 septembre 2009 par PRNewswire

GATINEAU, Canada, September 22 /PRNewswire/ -- The United States Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has selected the Searidge Technologies intelligent-video-based surface management system, IntelliDAR, to provide runway-light automation at the Teterboro Airport, New Jersey. Teterboro Airport is the oldest functioning airport in the New York City area and is one of the most active general-aviation airports in the United States, serving predominantly the private and corporate aviation communities.

In an effort to improve safety and efficiency, the Searidge system will be used to evaluate the automation of runway lighting. "The FAA is evaluating unique surface management solutions at Teterboro Airport to automatically control runway lighting. If successful, operational specifications for such a system will be developed," says Donald Gallagher, FAA Technical Center Visual Guidance Program manager.

IntelliDAR uses thermal video sensors and advanced computer vision technology to provide RADAR-like tracking of aircraft on the airport surface. Information from the IntelliDAR surface management system will be used to automatically control portions of the threshold runway lights. This project demonstrates the flexibility of intelligent-video-based surface management technology. It is an alternative to RADAR and Multilateration systems, and can be used in a wide variety of applications from runway- light automation, to low-cost ground surveillance and apron management.

"This is a significant win for Searidge; the FAA has a leadership role in the industry and demonstrates that intelligent-video systems for air traffic control and airports have really come of age. The FAA joins Searidges' growing customer list that already includes leading ANSP's like NAV CANADA and DFS", says Alex Sauriol, Vice President ATM/Airport Products.

About Searidge Technologies Inc.:

Searidge Technologies delivers Intelligent Video solutions and services to Air Traffic Control Providers and Airports. Its solutions directly impact safety and expediency of traffic throughout the airport surface. IntelliDAR, Searidge's flagship platform, is the first operational system of its kind in an air traffic control tower, and provides surface detection and tracking of all targets moving on the airport surface. Other solutions range from augmentation of A-SMGCS, gate management, ATC-Grade video systems, and automated weather observation systems. Searidge solutions are deployed at sites throughout Europe, the Middle East and North America. Founded in 2001, Searidge is a privately held company based in Gatineau, Quebec, in the National Capital Region of Canada.

For further information or to schedule an interview: Thuan Nguyen, Searidge Technologies Inc., +1-(819)-576-1030, ext. 309, Toll Free: 1-866- 799-1555, ;

CONTACT: For further information or to schedule an interview: ThuanNguyen, Searidge Technologies Inc., +1-(819)-576-1030, ext. 309, Toll Free:1-866-799-1555, ; http://www.searidgetech.com/

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