PORTLAND , Ore., March 25 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Catcher Holdings, Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: CTHH), (http://www.catcherinc.com), a leading provider of standards-based solutions that address high-speed mobile computing for the harshest and most demanding application environments today announced the Company has received an initial contract from a major defense and information technology contractor for the U.S. Department of Defense. Under the purchase agreement CATCHER(R) Rhino hardened mobile computing and communications platforms will be deployed by U.S. military forces in Iraq and Afghanistan for force protection applications.
The initial contract calls for the delivery of 12 Rhino devices that will be outfitted with a highly innovative force protection-oriented software suite to be used for GPS-based mapping, video surveillance, intelligence gathering, data collaboration and other applications.
"This force protection application is indicative of exactly what the Catcher platform was design for, namely data gathering, convergence and communication within the harshest of real world operating environments. These harsh environments place extreme demands on mobile computing and communications technologies," commented Gary Haycox, Chief Executive Officer, Catcher Holdings, Inc. "We believe our product was selected for this contract not only due to the extreme survivability, but also due to the intelligence gathering features built into the unit. Our unique integration of enhanced GPS, still and full motion video cameras, communications capabilities, and biometric identification features, such as fingerprint identification and iris scanning, make the CATCHER Rhino highly desirable for security and other mobile applications."
Mr. Haycox continued, "We are extremely proud to have been selected by this U.S. Department of Defense systems integrator to provide our troops in Iraq and Afghanistan with technology that supports their mission objectives. We believe we have created an outstanding team that is well prepared to continue to support and deploy this important force protection application over the coming months."
The CATCHER Rhino is a convergent device, produced by Catcher Holdings, Inc. The product is a ruggedized mobile computer with integrated GPS, voice, data, biometric and a suite of communications technologies. The computing platform, built to be MIL-STD 810F compliant, is based on embedded Intel chipsets, features an 80 Gigabyte hard drive and up to 2 Gigabytes of random access memory, dual batteries and a 6.5" sunlight readable touch screen display. Additional features include two video cameras with digital watermarking capabilities, biometric sensors including a fingerprint scanner an optional iris-scanning camera and a digital voice recorder. A unique emergency alert attribute of the Rhino features a "Panic Button" that when depressed automatically begins recording the audio and video events that occur. A wired and wireless communications suite which includes Bluetooth, Wi- Fi-802.11 b/g and Gigabit Ethernet is standard. Additional information about the CATCHER Rhino is available at: http://www.catcherinc.com
About Catcher Holdings, Inc.
Catcher Holdings, Inc. is a leading provider of standards-based solutions that address high-speed mobile computing for the harshest and most demanding application environments. The Company combines Vivato(TM) Networks patented Packet Steering(TM) phase array WiFi base stations with the CATCHER(R) family of command and control platforms to address technology requirements where ruggedized, mobile computing devices and high-speed WiFi network connectivity are required.
The capabilities of both product families provide synergies in application solutions -- such as, location based, biometric management and video surveillance -- yielding a systems level approach to address the unique mobile computing, communications and application solutions needs of multiple market segments. Customers in a wide range of markets including military, homeland security, integrated public safety, municipal, transportation and logistics benefit from true systems level solutions, addressing the harshest and most demanding mobile application environments. Catcher is headquartered in Portland , Oregon with research and development facilities in Austin, TX . Additional information on Catcher Holdings, Inc. can be viewed at www.catcherinc.com .
Special Note Regarding Forward-Looking Statements: This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 involving known and unknown risks, delays, and uncertainties that may cause the Company's actual results or performance to differ materially from those expressed or implied by these forward-looking statements. These risks, delays, and uncertainties include, but are not limited to: the Company's ability to obtain binding sales commitments for additional CATCHER Rhinos; the Company's ability to generate product sales and operating profits; the Company's ability to obtain sales prices at or near its MSRPs; cancellation provisions in the Company's reseller agreements for shipments beyond 90 days of order; vulnerability to technology obsolescence; competition by better capitalized companies; difficulty in managing growth; dependence on key personnel; and other risks which are discussed in the Company's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The Company undertakes no obligation to update any forward-looking statements.
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