DSIT ships AquaShield diver detection sonar units

GIVAT SHMUEL, Israel, 13 May 2009. DSIT Solutions Ltd., a subsidiary of Acorn Energy Inc., won a large order for its AquaShield underwater port security system. The $2.3 million order is for multiple sensors, which will protect a strategic site against underwater intrusion.

May 13th, 2009

GIVAT SHMUEL, Israel, 13 May 2009. DSIT Solutions Ltd., a subsidiary of Acorn Energy Inc., won a large order for its AquaShield underwater port security system. The $2.3 million order is for multiple sensors, which will protect a strategic site against underwater intrusion.

The AquaShield is an intruder detection sonar system which automatically detects, tracks, classifies, and alerts of any kind of underwater threat approaching the site. The system supports real-time pinpoint tracking of the threat, enabling a prompt and effective response.

Operated by both government and commercial customers, the AquaShield has been operational in-the-water for long periods of time at various sites around the world.

The AquaShield has a modular and flexible architecture that enables tailoring the solution to specific customer requirements. The system is available in three different coverage configurations based on site topography. The system can be installed on a pier, jetty, breakwater, or on the seabed. It is one of the only systems in the world designed with two versions to suit the type of installation and the customer's maintenance concept. For seabed installation, a built-in underwater electronics version is available while for pier installation, a version with an above-water electronic cabinet is usually chosen.

DSIT's CEO, Benny Sela, comments: "The worldwide awareness of the need for underwater site security is growing and we are feeling the increase in this demand."

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