Stratech Awarded Shipmast Height Detection System Contract by MPA
Singapore, 5 January 2010 – Singapore Exchange Mainboard-listed Stratech Systems Limited (“Stratech” or “the Group”) today announced that it has been
awarded a S$1.16 million contract by the Maritime and Port Authority (MPA) of
Singapore to design, implement and maintain the next-generation Shipmast Height
Detection System (SHDS).
The ability to provide vessel or shipmast height detection is crucial for waterways
that require minimum height clearance. The new SHDS is designed to monitor in
real-time the height of marine vessels passing through the waterway at Sentosa
Island, which could pose a threat to the safety of Sentosa’s cable car operations.
The system will detect and alarm MPA personnel upon any violation, thereby
ensuring that MPA’s ship height regulations are adhered to.
Based on laser technology and intelligent vision for visual verification, the new
SHDS will replace the existing system also deployed by Stratech.
Dr. David K.M. Chew, Executive Chairman of Stratech, said: "Over the years,
Stratech has evolved to become a major player in maritime safety and surveillance
with our Vessel Identification and Positioning System (VIPS®) for vessel
identification, our Vessel Height Surveillance System (VHSS™) for the monitoring of
flight paths over water and now two generations of the Shipmast Height Detection
“Minimum height clearance is also crucial to the safety of bridges built over water,”
Dr. Chew added. “We are in discussions in several countries and one of the UK’s
leading consultancies in the provision of planning, design and management services
for infrastructure development worldwide has specified our Vessel Height
Surveillance System for the proposed new Thames Gateway Bridge to be built in
About Stratech Systems Limited (“Stratech”)
Stratech Systems Limited ("Stratech") was listed on the mainboard of the Singapore
Exchange in 2000. It is principally engaged in the design, development, integration,
implementation, maintenance and project management of information technology
and advanced technology systems. The Group delivers large-scale complex, real-time, mission-critical systems in the areas of intelligent Vision, intelligent Transport
Systems and e-Systems for governments and businesses.
Founded in 1989, the Group has established an impressive track record serving industries such as aerospace and defence, financial services, government, healthcare, homeland security and transportation (air, sea and land). The Group develops and implements advanced technology solutions that achieve significant business transformation and competitive advantage for its clients.
In 2006, Stratech won the Research and Development prize for its intelligent Airfield/Runway Surveillance and Foreign Object and Debris (FOD) Detection System at the Asia Pacific ICT Awards. Stratech’s iFerret™ (the world’s first system to utilise intelligent Vision to detect and classify foreign objects, with the ability to pinpoint the location of the foreign objects) was awarded The Enterprise Challenge (TEC) initiative by the Prime Minister’s Office of Singapore in 2006.
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