Cantronic Systems Inc.

Cantronic Systems Inc.

August 18, 2009 08:00 ET

Cantronic Systems Inc. Receives More Significant Orders for Its FeverScan Cameras for Swine (H1N1) Flu Screening

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - Aug. 18, 2009) - Cantronic Systems Inc. ("Cantronic" or the "Company") (TSX VENTURE:CTS) is pleased to announce new sales orders for 25 units of its state-of-the-art FeverScan M3000D dual vision thermal imaging camera system for swine (H1N1) flu screening. These systems will be installed in various airports and key locations in Greece and Iraq. The continuing strong response for these thermal scanners is a direct result of Cantronic's recent success in providing fever scanners to airports around the world in their effort to combat the increasing spread of the swine (H1N1) flu. Cantronic has now received orders for a total of approximately 85 thermal scanners to countries in North America, Europe, Mid-East, Africa and Asia for installations in airports, border crossings, major hotels and resorts and other public spaces with deliveries during the first night months of the fiscal year ending Jan. 31, 2010.

The FeverScan thermal scanner system works by reading the facial temperature of people within its view. It is a non-invasive mass screening tool that health officials can use to single out people who need closer examinations. Individuals with elevated body temperatures above a predefined value, such as in the case of a fever, can be visually identified and then further assessed by health personnel.

Fever scanning systems were first implemented for use at airports during the 2003 SARS outbreak, and demand for this type of thermal screening has been strong during the current swine (H1N1) flu pandemic.

"We are pleased to be able to assist governments and businesses with our product in an effort to contain an extremely serious infectious disease," noted James Zahn, Cantronic's President and CEO. "Based on our continued success in providing thermal scanners for fever detection as well as more countries are racing to protect its people during the current swine (H1N1) flu pandemic, we have continued to received calls from all over the world. The number of inquiries and product orders during the past few months is a testament to the quality and reliability of our FeverScan thermal imaging camera system. We are pleased to report that these sales combined with our US$ 2.6 million order from SELEX announced on July 7, 2009 and our RMB14 million (approximately CDN$2.4 million) video surveillance project contract in China announced on July 14, 2009 will contribute to strong revenue growth for Cantronic this year."

About Cantronic

Cantronic manufactures, distributes, and provides training and services in the fields of infrared vision and video security surveillance technologies, 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 and surveillance application.

Cantronic holds a valid medical device manufacturing license and is a manufacturer and distributor of its fever scan thermal imaging camera systems which has been widely deployed in public facilities such as airports, railway stations, and border crossings worldwide during the SARS (Avian/Bird Flu) outbreak in 2003 as well as during the Swine (H1N1) Flu pandemic in 2009.

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.

Cantronic, through its China subsidiaries Cantronic Security Systems (China) Co. Ltd., Beijing Advanced Videoinfo Technology Co. Ltd. ("AVINFO") and Shenzhen Huanghe Digital Technology Co. Ltd. ("Yellow River"), provides digital networked video surveillance solutions to government and corporate customers in China.

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

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