SOURCE: ECON Corporate Services

April 11, 2005 09:00 ET

Wave Dispersion Technologies Wins 'Technology Best Small Business Award for 2004' From Michigan Small Business Technology Development Center for Maritime Port Security Buoys and Barriers

SYLVAN LAKE, MI -- (MARKET WIRE) -- April 11, 2005 -- Wave Dispersion Technologies, Inc. (WDT), a private maritime technology company, is pleased to announce that it has won the 'Technology Best Small Business 2004' award from the Michigan Small Business Technology Development Center (MI-SBTDC(SM)). WDT's WhisprWave® floating articulated breakwater technology affords erosion control protection to shoreline beaches, coastal marinas, anchorages, and other areas subject to destructive or annoying erosionary wave/wake forces. Naval defense and security applications for WhisprWave® include port security barriers and force protection, physical deterrence and incursion prevention. Current customers and contracts feature the US Navy, US Army, US Coast Guard, US Army Corps of Engineers, the US Department of the Interior, and the States of Washington & Louisiana.

WDT received the award at a Regional Partners Meeting and Reception on April 7th, at the St. Regis Hotel. The Regional Partners Meeting is an event during which the SBTDC(SM) acknowledges the bankers, service providers, and co-operating organizations that provide support to the organization as well as highlighting the recent successes of their clients.

About MI-SBTDC(SM) :

The MI-SBTDC(SM) regional office, affiliated with the Eastern Michigan University College of Business is one of 12 offices statewide, providing services and support to the Michigan small business community in the areas of counsel, training and research. For several years the SBTDC has provided Wave Dispersion Technologies with business planning, management consulting, and financing assistance.

About WDT:

The WhisprWave® is currently installed, being demonstrated or being reviewed by many agencies and governments including US Army Corp of Engineers "USACE," US Navy "USN," US Coast Guard "USCG," US Army "USA," US Bureau of Reclamation "USBR" Louisiana DNR, for applications that range from Homeland Security/Force Protection to Beach Erosion Protection to Marina Wave & Wake Protection. The Company currently holds 7 domestic and international patents for the WhisprWave®'s unique design and utility, with an additional 20 patents pending. The WhisprWave® is specifically designed in a modular format to maximize the product's flexibility and strength for maritime applications.

Maritime Port Security Buoys and Barriers:

To facilitate the security needs of military and other government agencies and commercial interests globally, the company has developed the WhisprWave® Technology line of Maritime Intrusion and Exclusion Barriers and Warning Buoys for Homeland Security and Force Protection. The unique characteristics of the WhisprWave® Homeland Defense Products include mobility, marine grade design and commercial off-the-shelf availability for Homeland Security, maritime zone demarcation, and port security and force protection applications.

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