HERNDON, Va.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Nov. 30, 2005--Guardian Technologies International, Inc. (OTCBB:GDTI), a leading technology developer of intelligent imaging informatics (3i) solutions for homeland security applications, announced that its threat and explosives detection software technology, known as PinPoint(TM), has successfully completed interoperability testing at one of the world's fasting growing airports, Moscow's Domodedovo, for operation on baggage x-ray scanning equipment.
Guardian's PinPoint product is the first Intelligent Imaging Informatics solution to successfully complete rigorous the "real-world" testing process at Domodedovo. PinPoint's unique solution provides optimum aviation security by detecting all possible concealed threats in both checked and carry-on luggage. Compared to current solutions, PinPoint provides a level of security not currently available to airline passengers and those responsible for their safety.
"This successful live demonstration of Pinpoint's capabilities establishes the market readiness of PinPoint for large-scale distribution and is the result of over two years advanced research and extensive testing against tens of thousands of images," said Steven Lancaster, Vice President of Business Development for Guardian. "We look forward to continuing our valued relationship with our distributor Fowler International, LLC and our Russia/CIS aviation integration services partner Progresstech as we enter our planned expansion into the Russia and the Commonwealth of Independent States marketplaces."
"One of the key business reasons that we selected Guardian as a component of our enhanced aviation security enterprise system was the systematic methodology of the pilot program," said Andre Danilov, Chief of Security for Eastline Moscow Domodedovo Airport. "We felt that Guardian's flexible, but systematic approach directly addresses the needs of our operations and security objectives. Through Guardian's PinPoint technology and approach, we can optimize our aviation security programs enabling our screeners to identify potential threats and provide a safer environment for our traveling public."
"The most difficult part of any project is determining how to streamline a process using both existing and new technologies, factoring in relevant issues such as operational environment and determining what additional areas the installation might impact," said Vladimir Kulchitsky President of Progresstech. "The goal of the pilot program at Domodedovo was to shorten the time between investment and results by testing the effectiveness of the proposed installation before committing massive amounts of time or money to the project. If positive results are yielded, the customer moves forward because their original premise has been validated. If not, steps and strategy can be adjusted before too much time is spent in an effort that may or may not produce desired outcomes. We have seen PinPoint in action and we are moving forward."
"The pilot program clearly differentiates Guardian as a full-service technology provider because we validate the customer's concept before moving forward with a full-blown implementation," added Steve Lancaster. "The program is truly a low-risk, minimal-cost opportunity for aviation security customers who need projects to yield results quickly and efficiently."
Progresstech is one of the leading Aviation Engineering, Aviation Services and Integration Services in the rapidly growing CIS marketplace and continues to look for aviation technology that will not only address the needs of the marketplace in Russia, but will provide the ability to meet the security concerns of the airline passengers.
Designed specifically for the concerns of aviation security, PinPoint will improve screener efficiency, reduce unnecessary traveler delays, and provide airport ownership with a return on their technology investment. The Domodedovo pilot program was facilitated by Guardian's partners Fowler International and integration partner in Russia, Progresstech.
About Fowler International
Fowler International is widely recognized as a leader in U.S. - Russian business development activities. It offers broad industry experience combined with solid marketing expertise to provide a full range of strategic services for technology companies looking to expand their international presence. Fowler's team leverages in-depth knowledge of U.S. - Russian marketplace interactions to create comprehensive marketing programs for Russian companies entering the U.S. market and U.S. companies desiring to introduce their products into Russia.
About JSC Progresstech, Ltd.
JSC Progresstech, Ltd. was founded in January of 1991 for the purpose of performing scientific, design, construction and engineering activities in the area of airport technologies. The company's rapid development started in 1993 after signing a contract with the Boeing Corporation and performing theoretical and experimental research of interaction between simulated Boeing 777 aircraft landing gear loads and airdrome pavements. Success of this project announced Progresstech internationally and in Russia as a company with expanded capabilities and potential. Today modern and dynamic Progresstech Group of Companies is one of the largest business corporations having all required attributes to be a market leader.
About Guardian Technologies
Guardian Technologies, based in Herndon, Virginia, employs high-performance imaging technologies and advanced analytics to create integrated information management products and services. It primarily focuses on the areas of healthcare radiology and transportation security scanning. Guardian's products and services automate the processing of large quantities of graphic, numeric, and textual data so organizations can efficiently detect, extract, analyze or effectively act upon the information gleaned from the data. Guardian's solutions are designed to improve the quality and speed of decision-making and enhance organizational productivity and accuracy. For additional information, visit www.guardiantechintl.com.
Forward-Looking Statements and Cautionary Statements
Except for the historical information and discussions contained herein, statements contained in this release may constitute forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These statements involve a number of risks, uncertainties and other factors that could cause actual results to differ materially, as discussed in the company's filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).
CONTACT: Guardian Technologies International, Inc. Investors: Redwood Consultants, LLC Jens Dalsgaard, 415-884-0348 or PR Broadcast Michael Friedman, 561-366-8022 firstname.lastname@example.org or Media: Accentuate PR Julie Shepherd, 815-479-1833 julie@accentuatePR.com or Fowler International, LLC Inga Smirnova, 408-835-6439 IVF307@aol.com www.fowler-intl.com KEYWORD: VIRGINIA RUSSIA INTERNATIONAL EUROPEINDUSTRY KEYWORD: TRAVEL AIRLINES TRANSPORTATION SOFTWARE HARDWARE AEROSPACE/DEFENSE GOVERNMENT PRODUCTSOURCE: Guardian Technologies International, Inc.
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