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Crystal Group showcases critical mission technology for counter-networking support at SO/LIC Symposium & Exhibition

HIAWATHA, Iowa, Feb. 22, 2018 -- Crystal Group Inc., a leading designer/manufacturer of rugged computer and electronic hardware, will showcase how its comprehensive suite of field proven rugged products can leverage emerging technologies to unify interagency operations at the Special Operations/Low Intensity Conflict (SO/LIC) Symposium & Exhibition 2018, February 28March 2 in Arlington, Virginia.

 

Mission critical success of Special Operations Forces count on technology that is rugged, flexible, easy to set up and cyber protected. Crystal Group rugged products are designed to provide robust and reliable technology to keep warfighters, security agencies and allied coalitions connected and informed in the face of extreme elements, such as temperature extremes, high shock and vibration, electromagnetic interference (EMI), and humidity.

At SO/LIC Booth #313 Crystal Group's subject matter experts will demonstrate the company's portfolio of rugged solutions, including:

Crystal Group's new RS1.533S18G Rugged 1.5U Server is rack-mounted, 18 inches deep and weighs 25-30 lbs. The all-aluminum chassis with internal cross-braces and stabilized components withstand intense shock and vibration. An immediate drop-in replacement for currently fielded systems, the RS1.533S18G features dual Intel processors, up to 512GB of DDR4 memory, up to nine removable SSDs, and USB 3.0, audio, and Gigabit LAN interfaces.

Recently released Crystal Group FORCE™ (Fully Optimized Rugged Computer Equipment) 1U, 2U, and 3U Rugged Servers are high-bandwidth, low-latency, high-performance computing (HPC) systems optimized for size, weight, power, and cost (SWaP-C). Crystal Group FORCE Rugged Servers with Intel Xeon® Scalable processors and state-of-the-art liquid cooling (2U dissipates 280W of CPU power), offer superior compute and greater reliability in harsh elements, such as shock and vibration, temperature extremes, and humidity.

The RS114PS18 Rugged Carbon Fiber Server delivers high-end computing performance in a 1U carbon fiber chassis that offers leading edge Intel® Sandy Bridge, Ivy Bridge, or Haswell options. The unit measures 17.5" wide, 1.75" in height and 18" in depth, weighing 12-14 lbs. The RS114PS18 offers up to 512 GB memory, up to six removeable 2.5" drive bays and is expandable with one slot.

The RE1312 Rugged Embedded Computer features a compact carbon fiber composition construction for low SWaP and powerful Dual or Quad Core i7 CPU options or 6 cores Xeon– D. The RE1312 Rugged Embedded Computer operates over a wide temperature range from -40°C to 60°C and with 18V to 36V DC input. A tough carbon fiber composite frame serves simultaneously as the entire system's structural backbone and EMI shield.

Crystal Group RCS7450-24 Rugged Switch combines enterprise-class functionality and MIL-SPEC environmental performance to provide reliable, high-throughput connectivity and data handling in deployed environments. Crystal Group scalable, rugged network switches bring Ruckus® ICX® enterprise-level, stackable switch technology to the tactical edge in rugged, lightweight, and compact enclosures – a choice of transit case or 19-inch rack with strain-hardened, aircraft-grade aluminum – designed to keep critical electronics connected.

Visit Crystal Group in Booth #313 at SO/LIC to learn how the company's rugged servers, switches, and embedded computers can meet specific program requirements.

SO/LIC Symposium & Exhibition is sponsored by National Defense Industrial Association and takes place February 28March 2 in Arlington, Virginia.

About Crystal Group Inc.
Crystal Group Inc., a technology leader in rugged computer hardware, specializes in the design and manufacture of custom and commercial rugged servers, embedded computing, networking devices, displays, power supplies, and data storage for high reliability in harsh environments. An employee-owned small business founded in 1987, Crystal Group provides the defense, government and industrial markets with in-house customization, engineering, integration, configuration management, product lifecycle planning, warranty, and support services.

Crystal Group products meet or exceed IEEE, IEC, and military standards (MIL-STD-810, 167-1, 461, MIL-S-901); are backed by warranty (5+ year) with in-house support; and are manufactured in the company's Hiawatha, Iowa, USA, facility certified to AS9100C:2009 and ISO 9001:2008 quality management standards. crystalrugged.com

© 2018 Crystal Group Inc. All rights reserved. All marks are property of their respective owners. Design and specifications are subject to change.

 

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Elbit Systems to Participate for the First Time in the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona

HAIFA, Israel, Feb. 21, 2018  -- Elbit Systems Ltd. (NASDAQ: ESLT) (TASE: ESLT) ("Elbit Systems" or "the Company") announces that it will be showcasing for the first time at the Mobile World Congress, taking place in Barcelona from February 26 until March 1, 2018. Visitors to the Company's booth (Hall 2 #2E50) will be able to view a demonstration of WideBridge™, an innovative, proven and secure, immediate communication solution for small and medium businesses. 

WideBridge is comprised of proprietary technology that enables Mobile Network Operators (MNOs) to provide organizations with an immediate secure communication service over LTE/3G/WiFi networks. WideBridge enables MNOs to offer Push to Talk over Cellular (PoC) communication, enhanced with Voice, Video and Map activated services. Integrated into the business' operational processes and organizational information technology systems, WideBridge facilitates group collaboration among people and devices. WideBridge enables immediate cross organizational communication at the push of a button, replacing legacy PTT systems and providing customers with a secure and cost effective solution, fully compatible with Android and iOS systems.

Tested by first responders in homeland security and crisis management events, WideBridge is a field proven system that draws on Elbit Systems' decades of experience in communication systems. Pelephone, a leading Israeli MNO, has recently integrated Elbit Systems' WideBridge into its core network and initiated a large scale user trial of an advanced PoC based organizational communication service package that includes group video calls, conversation recording, web-camera connectivity and the presentation of user location on a digital map.

Israel Eiby, VP Business Customers of Pelephone, commented: "Pelephone has identified the need for immediate yet smart organizational communications. Spearheading the IoT revolution in Israel, Pelephone selected Elbit Systems' innovative solution that enables seamless, efficient and cost effective integration between various communications platforms and the organization core systems. The combination of our leading market position and Elbit Systems' technology leadership enables us to introduce an advanced PoC service that provides our customers with a comprehensive solution from application, through management interface to handsets."

Haim Teichholtz, VP Engineering of Elbit Systems Land and C4I Division, said: "Technological innovation is a core competence of Elbit Systems. We are proud to demonstrate the Widebridge system, leveraging our technological leadership in defense communications to provide innovative solutions for business organizations."

About Elbit Systems

Elbit Systems Ltd. is an international high technology company engaged in a wide range of defense, homeland security and commercial programs throughout the world. The Company, which includes Elbit Systems and its subsidiaries, operates in the areas of aerospace, land and naval systems, command, control, communications, computers, intelligence surveillance and reconnaissance ("C4ISR"), unmanned aircraft systems, advanced electro-optics, electro-optic space systems, EW suites, signal intelligence systems, data links and communications systems, radios and cyber-based systems. The Company also focuses on the upgrading of existing platforms, developing new technologies for defense, homeland security and commercial applications and providing a range of support services, including training and simulation systems.

For additional information, visit: www.elbitsystems.com, follow us on Twitter or visit our official YouTube Channel.

This press release contains forward‑looking statements (within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended) regarding Elbit Systems Ltd. and/or its subsidiaries (collectively the Company), to the extent such statements do not relate to historical or current fact. Forward-looking statements are based on management's expectations, estimates, projections and assumptions.  Forward‑looking statements are made pursuant to the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, as amended. These statements are not guarantees of future performance and involve certain risks and uncertainties, which are difficult to predict. Therefore, actual future results, performance and trends may differ materially from these forward‑looking statements due to a variety of factors, including, without limitation: scope and length of customer contracts; governmental regulations and approvals; changes in governmental budgeting priorities; general market, political and economic conditions in the countries in which the Company operates or sells, including Israel and the United States among others; differences in anticipated and actual program performance, including the ability to perform under long-term fixed-price contracts; and the outcome of legal and/or regulatory proceedings. The factors listed above are not all-inclusive, and further information is contained in Elbit Systems Ltd.'s latest annual report on Form 20-F, which is on file with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. All forward‑looking statements speak only as of the date of this release. The Company does not undertake to update its forward-looking statements.

Elbit Systems Ltd., its logo, brand, product, service and process names appearing in this Press Release are the trademarks or service marks of Elbit Systems Ltd. or its affiliated companies. All other brand, product, service and process names appearing are the trademarks of their respective holders. Reference to or use of a product, service or process other than those of Elbit Systems Ltd. does not imply recommendation, approval, affiliation or sponsorship of that product, service or process by Elbit Systems Ltd. Nothing contained herein shall be construed as conferring by implication, estoppel or otherwise any license or right under any patent, copyright, trademark or other intellectual property right of Elbit Systems Ltd. or any third party, except as expressly granted herein.

Contact:

David Vaaknin David
VP, Head of Corporate Communications
Tel:  +972-77-2946691
Cell: +972-52-8000403
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Dana Tal-Noyman
Manager Corporate Communications & Digital
Tel: +972-77-2948809
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Noga Hatkevitz
Corporate Communications
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Locust USA, Inc Signs $19 Million Technology Investment Agreement With The U.S. Army

MIAMI, Feb. 21, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Locust USA, Inc, through its wholly-owned subsidiary UAV Turbines, Inc. ("UAVT"), a developer of advanced heavy-fuel microturbine propulsion systems, announced that it has entered into a $19 million Technology Investment Agreement ("TIA") with the U.S. Army to collaborate in development of an efficient and reliable/durable small turboprop gas turbine engine for propulsion in the unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) arena.

The development goals encompass engine capabilities beneficial to both military and commercial markets. This initiative is part of the Army's "Reliable Advanced Small Power Systems (RASPS) Technology Demonstration" program whose overall objective is to design, manufacture and test a 200 shp class advanced technology engine to technical readiness level (TRL) 6.

"As the demand for UAV missions increases, a reliable heavy-fuel propulsion system that also produces sufficient electrical power is the key to a successful program," said Dan Mikkelson, UAVT's Chief Design Engineer. "This effort is a potential solution to providing this vital capability with significant advantages over the presently available systems."

The fundamental technology for development of the more advanced 200 shp class turbine engine that RASPS will develop over the next 5 years has been demonstrated in UAVT's UTP50R propulsion system, a 50 hp class turbine engine with a recuperator, high-speed gearbox, variable-pitch propeller, and Full Authority Digital Engine Control (FADEC).

Mikkelson further noted that "the planned advanced technology RASPS engine demonstrator system will increase power to the 200 shp class (with 5 kW or more of electric power) and provide even further advances in performance over the UTP50R in a high reliability, long life engine system.  The RASPS program is targeting performance goals that include higher power-to-weight ratio and lower Brake Specific Fuel Consumption (BSFC), using advanced concepts, materials, and system optimization.  A special focus will be on technology that greatly improves reliability over conventional engine systems."

"We're honored to have been selected to participate with the Army in the effort to create more effective UAV propulsion systems," stated Kirk M. Warshaw, CEO of UAVT. "We share the Army's recognition that the propulsion system is the key enabling technology for future UAV's and the foundation on which other technologies will depend."

"This RASPS development project will demonstrate clear advantages in our technology for military as well as commercial and industrial customers," commented Fred Frigerio, UAVT's Senior VP.  "It is a unique and very challenging technology to develop, but given our successful 10 hp and 50 hp turbine systems, we are confident that we can meet the Army's goals.  We look forward to collaborating with our counterparts at AMRDEC's ADD on a regular basis to ensure that we end up with the best possible solution in the shortest time-frame."

About UAVT
UAVT is a privately owned, Florida based company focused on the research, design, and development of microturbines for use in UAV propulsion systems and portable ground power applications.  Through its parent company Locust USA, founded in 2000, UAVT has been tasked with designing and developing small, quiet, lightweight, fuel efficient turbines that run on heavy fuels.

See: http://www.uavturbines.com.

ABOUT AMRDEC  
U.S. Army Aviation and Missile Research, Development, and Engineering Center provides increased responsiveness to the nation's Warfighter through aviation and missile capabilities and life cycle engineering solutions.

AMRDEC has the mission to develop technology and engineering solutions for America's Soldiers. AMRDEC employs nearly 10,000 civilian scientists, researchers, and engineers.

The views and conclusions contained in this document are those of the authors and should not be interpreted as representing the official policies, either expressed or implied, of the Aviation Development Directorate, Aviation Applied Technology Directorate or the U.S. Government.

Contact:
Nels Winkless
561-935-3078
[email protected]

SOURCE UAV Turbines, Inc

Gallant Technologies Commercializes Homemade Explosive Training Aid Licensed from Johns Hopkins APL

NATIONAL HARBOR, Md., Feb. 20, 2018 -- Gallant Technologies Inc., a small business located in Maryland, has successfully transitioned the technology for a revolutionary, non-detonable explosives training aid developed and licensed from the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (JHU/APL) under funding from the Department of Homeland Security Science and Technology Directorate (DHS S&T). The TA-SPOT® and HM-SPOT® training aids directly address the rising threat from homemade explosives like HMTD and TATP, known as the "Mother of Satan" due to its inherent instability, by allowing the country's explosive detection canines and sensor systems to train on the real explosive odor, without the threat of injury.

After testing existing products on the market, DHS identified the need for a high-quality, safe training aid for homemade explosives that can be used in operational training scenarios without the logistical burden and safety hazards associated with using pure explosives.  Unlike existing simulant-based training aids, the JHU/APL-developed training aid starts by manufacturing high-quality explosive and then renders it safe using a proprietary process without contributing any additional odors that may confound canine handler teams. As a key customer of DHS S&T, the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) mandates that canine teams train using only real explosive material, such as that found in the new training aid.

Gallant Technologies has heavily invested in the transition of the training aid from research to a commercial product making it widely available to the Federal, State, and Local government marketplace. Manufacturing high-quality, neat explosives as the base material requires a level of quality control, safety processes, and regulatory hurdles not required for some competing products. Gallant Technologies has successfully begun production, performed the required quality testing rounds, obtained Department of Transportation shipping classification allowing unrestricted shipping, and obtained an Export Control Classification Number allowing overseas shipping. 

The HM-SPOT® and TA-SPOT® training aids enable regular training in operational scenarios with a low logistical burden.  Pure explosive molecules enable training and assessment of canine teams, multiple sensor-based detection technologies, and security operations protocols.  To date, Gallant Technologies has manufactured thousands of training aids and has delivered small quantities to the TSA, law enforcement agencies, research groups, and independent quality assurance laboratories.  Gallant Technologies is looking forward to supporting emerging and existing contracts to enable broad distribution of this capability-enhancing product.

The training aid is sold under the TA-SPOT® and HM-SPOT® product lines.  More information on this revolutionary product can be found at the company's web site (www.gallant.tech).

CONTACT: Micah Carlson, [email protected]

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Lockheed Martin Launches Unmanned Vehicle Control Software that Can Simultaneously Control Multiple UAV Types, Operating Anywhere on Earth

CALGARY, Alberta, Feb. 20, 2018 -- Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) software has been simultaneously flying, on average, at least six unmanned aircraft during every hour of the last 25 years, completing missions as diverse as reconnaisance, inspection, mapping and targeting. Today, Lockheed Martin is launching VCSi, a new vehicle control software, as the culmination of more than two decades of experience and 1.5 million hours of operational use.

Lockheed Martin will unveil VCSi – commercial software that enables operators to simultaneously control dozens of unmanned vehicles and conduct information, surveillance and reconaissance missions – during the Unmanned Systems Exhibition and Conference in Abu Dhabi this month.

"VCSi is a safe and reliable software platform that can be adapted to any vehicle – from one you can hold in your hand, to a 50,000-pound machine; from a vehicle that flies for a few minutes, to a vehicle that flies for months at a time," said John Molberg, business development manager, Lockheed Martin CDL Systems. "The user can integrate as many vehicles as required to complete their missions, including boats, quadcopters, fixed-wing aircraft or even high-altitude pseudo satellites. Across commercial or military missions, VCSi is adaptable to the challenge and further extends the power of the human-machine team."

VCSi's major enhancements include:

  • Multi-Vehicle: Control interfaces to allow for true 1:n control of dissimilar vehicles anywhere on earth
  • Intuitive: Lockheed Martin further advanced its fly-by-mouse interface to enable easier training and reduce operator/analyst task loads
  • Affordable: Priced competitively with all unmanned systems in mind, customers can buy essential modules for their mission set
  • Modular: Offers a robust plug-in architecture, which allows for custom content to be added by the user or selected from pre-existing modules
  • International: Commercial software, made in Canada and free of export restrictions

VCSi is designed around the NATO Standardization Agreement known as STANAG 4586, which supports unmanned vehicle interoperability. Customers can build attachments or plug-ins beyond 4586 to customize the VCSi software, which also supports multiple languages and non-Latin scripts. VCSi provides advanced 3D visualization of vehicles and airspace, and it is at the forefront of integration into unmanned traffic management systems. 

This year marks the 25th anniversary of the VCS unmanned control product family, which has accumulated more than 1.5 million flight hours by operators controlling 40 different vehicles across several dozen companies.

Lockheed Martin has five decades of experience in unmanned and autonomous systems for air, land and sea. From the depths of the ocean to the rarified air of the stratosphere, Lockheed Martin's unmanned systems help militaries, civil and commercial customers accomplish their most difficult challenges.

For additional information, visit our websites: https://www.lockheedmartin.com/us/products/cdl-systems/VCSi.html and www.lockheedmartin.com/unmanned

About Lockheed Martin
Headquartered in Bethesda, Maryland, Lockheed Martin is a global security and aerospace company that employs approximately 100,000 people worldwide and is principally engaged in the research, design, development, manufacture, integration and sustainment of advanced technology systems, products and services.

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The National Tactical Officers Association (NTOA) Delivers Successful Sold-Out Training Sessions at SHOT Show 2018

The NTOA offered four sold-out sessions and co-hosted a very well attended full day of critical incident debriefs during SHOT Show's Law Enforcement Education Program (LEEP).

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Doylestown, Pa. (February 2018) – The National Tactical Officers Association (NTOA) is pleased to announce its four NTOA training sessions offered at SHOT Show 2018, held in Las Vegas, Nevada, Jan. 23-26, 2018, were some of the most highly demanded sessions available, selling out well before the show debuted. The NTOA also teamed up with SHOT Show to co-host a very well attended full day of critical incident debriefs taught by subject matter experts from around the United States.

The NTOA taught four seminars on current hot topics, including Top Tactical Concepts for Law Enforcement Operations, Active Shooter Update and the Advanced Police Officer, Law Enforcement Response to Suicidal Subjects and The Future of Tactical Patrol Operations.

"Year after year we see our sessions sell out during the Law Enforcement Education Program (LEEP) portion of SHOT Show, which demonstrates that the demand for quality, credible and proven training tactics is only increasing. We are honored to be included in this effort and are happy to contribute to the ultimate goal of enhancing the performance and professional status of our law enforcement brethren through our training resources. We look forward to coming back to LEEP in 2019 with even more dynamic sessions," remarked Don Kester, the NTOA's Director of Training and Education.

As part of LEEP, participants receive a certificate of attendance upon completion, confirming course participation and documenting their training. The LEEP program focuses on the most contemporary law enforcement challenges and technology advancements.

The NTOA is proud to offer training sessions during the annual SHOT Show and contribute to the law enforcement attendance rise year after year. This year's SHOT Show saw the addition of a fourth NTOA training session (up from three in 2017), as well as the newly added full day of critical incident debriefs, and continued demand for more information and sessions from its attendees.

For more information on the National Tactical Officers Association, visit ntoa.org or call 800-279-9127. Join the NTOA today and start receiving the benefits of better training and stay on top of the ever-changing and challenging world of law enforcement.

LRAD® Corporation Receives $1.0 Million International Defense Order

SAN DIEGO, CA - LRAD Corporation (NASDAQ: LRAD), the world’s leading provider of acoustic hailing devices (“AHDs”), advanced mass notification systems and distributed recipient software solutions, today announced a $1.0 million order for LRAD 100X and LRAD 450XL AHDs from an international defense department. The man-portable and vehicle-mounted communication systems will be used for both training and operational deployments.
 
“LRAD was selected after a competitive tender and extensive testing, due to its superior intelligibility, proven performance, and exceptional broadcast range,” noted Richard S. Danforth, Chief Executive Officer of LRAD Corporation. “This order continues the trend of significant LRAD procurements by U.S. and international defense forces.”
 
LRAD systems broadcast audible, voice messages and warning tones with incomparable clarity from close range out to 5.5 kilometers. LRAD’s advanced driver and waveguide technology ensures every broadcast is clearly heard and understood over background noise. From the rugged, lightweight LRAD 100X to larger systems temporarily or permanently mounted on vehicles, vessels, and helicopters, LRAD systems increase the communication capabilities and operational effectiveness of defense forces.
 
About LRAD Corporation
The Company's proprietary Long Range Acoustic Devices®, advanced ONE VOICE® mass notification systems, and innovative Genasys™ mass messaging solutions are designed to enable users to safely hail and warn, inform and direct, prevent misunderstandings, determine intent, establish large safety zones, resolve uncertain situations, and save lives. LRAD systems are in service in more than 70 countries around the world in diverse applications including mass notification and public address, fixed and mobile defense deployments, homeland, border, critical infrastructure, maritime, oil & gas, and port security, public safety, law enforcement and emergency responder communications, asset protection, and wildlife control and preservation. For more information, please visit http://www.LRAD.com.
 
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Except for historical information contained herein, the matters discussed are forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. You should not place undue reliance on these statements. We base these statements on particular assumptions that we have made in light of our industry experience, the stage of product and market development as well as our perception of historical trends, current market conditions, current economic data, expected future developments and other factors that we believe are appropriate under the circumstances. These statements involve risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those suggested in the forward-looking statements. These risks and uncertainties are identified and discussed in our filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. These forward-looking statements are based on information and management’s expectations as of the date hereof. Future results may differ materially from our current expectations. For more information regarding other potential risks and uncertainties, see the “Risk Factors” section of the Company’s Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended September 30, 2017. LRAD Corporation disclaims any intent or obligation to update those forward-looking statements, except as otherwise specifically stated.
 

Viz.ai Granted De Novo FDA Clearance for First Artificial Intelligence Triage Software

SAN FRANCISCO, Feb. 15, 2018 -- Viz.ai, Inc., an applied artificial intelligence healthcare company announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted a De Novo request for the first-ever Computer-Aided Triage and Notification Platform to identify Large Vessel Occlusion (LVO) strokes in CTA imaging. This regulatory clearance compliments Viz.ai's recent European CE Mark for the product in January 2018.

"The Viz.ai LVO Stroke Platform is the first example of applied artificial intelligence software that seeks to augment the diagnostic and treatment pathway of critically unwell stroke patients," said Dr. Chris Mansi, neurosurgeon and Chief Executive Officer. "We are thrilled to bring artificial intelligence to healthcare in a way that works alongside physicians and helps get the right patient, to the right doctor at the right time."

Stroke is a serious and time-sensitive medical condition that requires emergency care and can cause lasting brain damage, long-term disability and death. A stroke occurs if the flow of oxygen-rich blood to a portion of the brain is blocked. When this happens 2 million brain cells die every minute. "This software device could benefit patients by notifying a specialist earlier thereby decreasing the time to treatment. Faster treatment may lessen the extent or progression of a stroke," said Robert Ochs, Ph.D., acting deputy director for radiological health, Office of In Vitro Diagnostics and Radiological Health in the FDA's Center for Devices and Radiological Health.

The Viz.ai LVO Stroke Platform was developed using deep learning, a revolutionary technique where algorithms learn how to identify patterns in data from millions of prior examples. The Viz.ai system connects to a hospital CT scanner and alerts the stroke specialist that a suspected LVO stroke has been identified, sending the radiological images directly to their smart phone.

In a 300-patient performance study, the Viz.ai LVO Stroke Platform obtained an AUC of 0.91, identifying LVOs and alerting the relevant specialist with 90% sensitivity and specificity and a median scan to notification time of under 6 minutes. In over 95% of cases, the automatic notifications demonstrated faster notification of the specialist, saving between 6 and 206 minutes, with an average time saving of 52 minutes.

"Timely LVO stroke identification and transfer to a specialist hospital that can perform mechanical thrombectomy is the top priority for LVO stroke patients," said Dr. Raul Nogueira, Professor of Neurology, Neurosurgery and Radiology at Emory University and the Immediate-Past President, Society of Vascular & Interventional Neurology. "This software is designed to help identify appropriate patients earlier and more often, and enable faster transfer and treatment, which, ultimately may result in improved patient outcomes." 

About Stroke

Stroke is a leading cause of permanent disability, death and healthcare costs globally. In the U.S., someone has a stroke every 40 seconds and someone dies from a stroke every 4 minutes. Each year, nearly 800,000 people in the U.S. have a stroke costing the U.S. health system more than $34 billion each year, including health care services, medications and lost productivity.

About Viz.ai, Inc.

Viz.ai, Inc. is an applied artificial intelligence healthcare company that works alongside physicians to improve acute medical care. The Viz.ai LVO Stroke Platform leverages advanced deep learning to communicate time-sensitive information about patients straight to a specialist who can intervene and treat.

Viz.ai, Inc., based in San Francisco and Tel Aviv, is financially backed by former Google CEO Eric Schmidt's venture capital firm, Innovation Endeavors and by Danhua Capital (DHVC). Viz.ai is the first company to receive FDA clearance for an Artificial intelligence based Computer-Aided Triage and Notification System.

For more information, visit http://www.Viz.ai, follow us on Twitter or find us on LinkedIn.

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(646) 280-5210

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Optim Awarded Five Year Contract from Department of Homeland Security

STURBRIDGE, Mass., Feb. 12, 2018 -- Optim LLC, a US-based manufacturer and marketer of innovative contraband detection imaging equipment, announced it has been awarded a five-year, sole-source contract to supply its FreedomView Videoscope to the United States Customs and Border Patrol ("CPB") division. The FreedomView provides law enforcement agents the ability to search for illegal contraband, such as drugs, people, and weapons of mass effect hidden in hard-to-reach-and-see areas of vehicles, containers, and other conveyances.    

"We believe the FreedomView Videoscope is the best-in-class for contraband detection," stated Paul Joyce, President and CEO of Optim. "We are extremely excited that Department of Homeland Security and the CPB selected our cutting-edge equipment to enable agents to effectively police, maintain, and protect our nation's borders. This continues the long, exclusive relationship we've had with CBP that dates back to 2010. The FreedomView is about enabling effective search and seizure in vehicles and hazardous environments, while still offering simplicity and safety to the agents using the equipment."

The CPB is tasked with utilizing small-scale detection systems like the FreedomView Videoscope to further their mission of preventing illegal contraband from entering the United States. The FreedomView is designed for easy, portable use and feature state-of-the-art optical quality. A robust, durable construction of the videoscope enables field agents operating at ports of entry and checkpoints to conduct searches safely and efficiently.

Optim's pioneering FreedomView line for contraband detection features a one-handed operation, outstanding image quality, and made-in-America craftmanship and durability. The FreedomView line is UL-certified for use in hazardous environments such as gas tanks and incorporates one-touch image/video capture for reference and evidence usage.  Empowered for highly protected use, the FreedomView includes AES 256-bit hardware encryption with FIPS 140-2 Level 3 validation – enabling file transfer with secure USB drives. Intended for the rigors of every day law enforcement, the video systems can sustain the harsh elements with its water, dust, and high temperature resistant design.

About Optim:

Optim LLC designs, develops, manufactures and markets state-of-the-art imaging products and accessories that help professionals in the medical, law enforcement, and industrial markets perform visualization procedures more effectively and efficiently. The ENTity Series for medical and the FreedomView Series for industrial and security markets utilize the company's patented OptiLux™ LED lighting technology freeing users from tethered or bulky external devices. Optim owns the trademarks for Optim, ENTity, FreedomView, and OptiLux.  Information about Optim's products is available at www.optim-llc.com.  

Contact: Lisa Skowyra
Phone: 508-556-5182
[email protected]

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Cellebrite Plays Key Role in Defining Global Standard for Digital Forensics Information Sharing

PETAH TIKVA, Israel -- Cellebrite, the leading provider of digital intelligence solutions, today announced details about the company's leading role in establishing a global interoperability standard for digital forensics information sharing.  Working with participating organizations like the U.S. Department of Defense Cyber Crime Center (DC3), the U.S. National Institute of Standards Technology (NIST), Europol's European Cybercrime Centre (EC3), University of Lausanne, governments and law enforcement agencies, industry peers, and academic institutions, Cellebrite is contributing its deep subject matter knowledge and technical expertise to define critical elements of the community-driven global standard referred to as the Cyber-investigation Analysis Standard Expression (CASE).

With the main objective of enabling critical investigative data exchange among systems and agencies, the global community of cyber investigations and digital forensics experts have called for an open community-developed specification language that would enable investigators to seamlessly share data between investigators, thereby improving and streamlining the investigative process. CASE is a community-driven effort to define a unified standard that enables seamless data exchange.

Committed to its mission of supporting a safer world, Cellebrite is taking a leading role in developing the component of the CASE standard that relates to mobile data by convening the major digital forensics companies and forming a collaborative working group.  While the CASE standard covers a broad range of cyber-investigation domains including incident response and counterterrorism, Cellebrite will leverage its vast and deep expertise to develop and enhance the standard by providing recommendations to the participating community for specifications for the sections of the standard related to digital forensics systems and solutions. The Cellebrite-led working group will create the technical means of sharing data between platforms by exchanging information and reaching collaborative agreements on the technical details.

With digital data playing an increasingly important role in a broad spectrum of investigations and operations, the global community of end users, specifically government and law enforcement agencies, need the ability to seamlessly collaborate.  While sharing digital intelligence within a particular software solution, such as Cellebrite's industry-leading UFED platform, is easily accomplished, collaborating across various technology tools requires time and technical resources. The lack of interoperability between digital forensics platforms is particularly problematic for crime types that involve multiple agencies and countries or requires investigative data to be collected from a large variety of sources, such as terrorism, trafficking and smuggling.

"As a global leader in digital intelligence solutions, Cellebrite has a deep understanding of digital data—how information is obtained, analyzed and shared by investigators—and we appreciate the growing importance of achieving seamless interoperability between digital forensics platforms to end users," said Ron Serber, Global Co-CEO, Cellebrite.  "Having the industry's best technical minds and the broadest understanding of digital data, the Cellebrite team is committed to creating a safer world by removing barriers to collaboration and enabling our customers to streamline their investigations by exchanging data across solutions and tools."

"The entire law enforcement community is faced with a massive challenge posed by digital evidence and, speaking for Europol/EC3, our ability to solve crimes is increasingly dependent on collaborating with other agencies by sharing information across any number of geographical and technical borders," said Jean-Dominique Nollet, Head of Europol's Forensic Lab.  "While the standards development process is often a complex challenge, we appreciate the efforts by industry leaders, academics and convening authorities, as we will all benefit from a workable global interoperability standard for digital forensics information sharing."

Cellebrite: Digital Intelligence for a Safer World

Digital data plays an increasingly important role in investigations and operations of all kinds. Making data accessible, collaborative and actionable is what Cellebrite does best. As the global leader in digital intelligence with more than 60,000 licenses deployed in 150 countries, we provide law enforcement, military, intelligence, and enterprise customers with the most complete, industry-proven range of solutions for digital forensics, triage and analytics.

By enabling access, sharing and analysis of digital data from mobile devices, social media, cloud, computer, cellular operators and other sources, Cellebrite products, solutions, services and training help customers build the strongest cases quickly, even in the most complex situations. As a result, Cellebrite is the preferred one-stop shop for digital intelligence solutions that make a safer world more possible every day.

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