Cantronic Systems Inc.

Cantronic Systems Inc.

January 22, 2007 11:10 ET

Cantronic Announces Mark Mandell Re-Joining Management as Vice President of Sales

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(CCNMatthews - Jan. 22, 2007) - Cantronic Systems Inc. (TSX VENTURE:CTS) (the "Company") is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. Mark Mandell as Vice President of Sales, and Managing Director of QWIPTECH, a US subsidiary. Mr. Mandell has extensive sales management experience with infrared imaging and security technologies and was previously employed by Cantronic Systems as Vice President of Sales. He was most recently employed as General Manager of Sales and Marketing for a plastic molding manufacturer operating from a 50,000 sq. ft. facility, specializing in the telecom industry, where Mr. Mandell managed a sales and marketing team of more than 50 people. "Mr. Mandell was instrumental for our success prior to going public and I am very glad to see him back as Mark will strengthen sales to meet Company's aggressive growth objectives, and his return confirms the excellent working environment Cantronic is able to provide to our talented team of employees. I look forward to his contribution to the Cantronic team", commented James Zahn, President & CEO.

About Cantronic Systems Inc.

Cantronic is a leader in infrared night vision technology, specializing in passive and active Infrared cameras, infrared illuminators, low light infrared sensitive CCD cameras and long-range night vision surveillance systems for demanding homeland security applications. Cantronic's products have achieved breakthrough performance characteristics, including viewing distances of 800 meters for its active infrared night vision camera. Cantronic has formed strategic relationships with various world-class electro-optic companies, integrators, software and network designers to enable Cantronic to offer an effective alternative to conventional cameras and surveillance systems. Cantronic serves a rapidly expanding worldwide base of military, government, commercial and residential customers. Cantronic has also been approved by Health Canada as a Medical Device manufacturer and is working on using imaging as a diagnostic tool for breast cancer screening. In addition, Cantronic's Fever Scan M3000 is currently being used in several airports around the world for detection of fever-borne illness such as SARS and the Avian Flu. Cantronic's technology has been widely featured by national and local media.

Cantronic, through its US subsidiary QWIP Technologies, Inc. ("QWIPTECH"), holds a worldwide exclusive license from the California Institute of Technology ("Caltech") to produce and sell infrared detectors and sensors based on Caltech's Quantum Well Infrared Photodetector technology. This technology, developed by the renowned NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California, has many applications in defense as well as in the field of security and surveillance. To date, in excess of US $15 million has been spent on developing the technology, which, in April 2001, was inducted into the NASA Space Technology Hall of Fame. QWIPTECH is currently developing an aerial land mine detection system for the US Army Research Laboratory. It has also been contracted by SELEX (formerly BAE Systems), a world-renowned leader in infrared systems, to supply infrared detectors for their Sigma Hunter large format infrared camera.

Cantronic is a Tier 1 issuer on the TSXV trading under the symbol CTS. For further information about Cantronic and QWIPTECH, please visit our websites at and

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