Offshore Rigs and Coastal Energy Terminals to Receive Underwater Security Systems
DSIT Solutions Ltd., a subsidiary of Acorn Energy, has received its largest order ever for underwater security systems. The contract calls for the delivery of a large number of AquaShield™ Diver Detection Sonar (DDS) and PointShield™ Portable Diver Detection Sonar (PDDS) systems that will protect offshore oil platforms, coastal energy terminals and high value vessels against underwater intrusion and sabotage. The value of the contract between DSIT and an undisclosed Asian customer is $12.3 million. Initial delivery of systems is scheduled to begin immediately with the remainder in 2012.
"The AquaShield™ DDS boasts a unique combination of features, making it an ideal tool in the hands of the security officer," said Dan Ben-Dov, DSIT's vice president for sales and marketing. "It offers the longest range threat detection, while its advanced classification algorithms guarantee accurate threat identification with very few false alarms. The system is fully automatic, eliminating the need for a trained sonar operator. It is almost maintenance free and -as testified to by our customers every day- its robust design ensures long years of flawless operation."
"DSIT's diver detection sonar systems are continuously protecting ports, naval bases, energy installations, ships and VIP compounds around the world," said Benny Sela, CEO of DSIT. "However, DSIT is constantly improving its systems and developing new solutions to provide our customers with a complete package from detection and classification to response to the threat. We take considerable pride in the satisfaction and trust of our current customers. We believe this is one of the primary reasons for the increase of inquiries and requests for quotes for our underwater protection systems."