Marines use Flashback technology for homing system

Engineers at VisiCom Inc. in San Diego needed a versatile hand-held digital recorder to integrate into a new tactical signal homing system they are building for the U.S. Marine Corps called Handheld Integrated Directional Receiver and Homing (HIDRAH).

Engineers at VisiCom Inc. in San Diego needed a versatile hand-held digital recorder to integrate into a new tactical signal homing system they are building for the U.S. Marine Corps called Handheld Integrated Directional Receiver and Homing (HIDRAH).

They found their solution in the Flashback digital recorder form Norris Communications Inc. in San Diego.

"We selected the Flashback technology for its compact size, durability, removable soundClip, and its outstanding sound quality," says Tom Alesi, a VisiCom systems integrator working on the project. "Working with Norris, we integrated Flashback`s digital recording capability into the USMC surveillance package. The resulting recordings will be saved and analyzed."

The palm-sized, 3-ounce Flashback records on solid state memory, and has a recording capacity of thirty six minutes.

Flashback stores recordings on removable, interchangeable memory cartridges called soundclips. The clips contain non-volatile flash memory that does not accidentally erase by magnetism, X-rays, or battery failure.

HIDRAH is a rifle-mounted signal homing system designed for tactical patrols and rescue missions. - J.M.

For more information on the Flashback technology and Norris Communications, contact Wendy Ravenel by phone at 619-679-1504, by fax at 619-486-3922, by mail to Norris Communications Inc., 13114 Evening Creek Dr. S., San Diego, Calif., 92128, by e-mail to investor@norriscomm.com, or on the World Wide Web at http://www.norriscomm.com.

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