PORT TOWNSEND, Wash.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--IntelliCheck Mobilisa, Inc. (AMEX: IDN) is pleased to announce that after a recent successful demonstration of its technology at major naval exercise, Trident Warrior 2008, the US Navy added a task order for $3.18 million to extend IDN's research and development of its Wireless Over Water (WOW) technology.
WOW projects include both the Floating Area Network (FAN) and Wireless Port Protection Buoys to protect ships, harbors, and even monitor water quality and alert if an oil spill is detected.
"With the recent change now authorizing new off-shore drilling, the need for our high-tech oil-spill detection buoys could not be timelier. They could immediately alert the oil companies, Coast Guard and other agencies to oil spills or other potential hazards, improving safety and the environment," said IntelliCheck Mobilisa's CEO Dr. Nelson Ludlow.
The funding represents a formal task order from the US Navy to begin immediate work and is part of the Company's previously announced backlog. The work is expected to be completed over the next 24 months.
About Intellicheck Mobilisa
Intellicheck Mobilisa is a leading technology company, developing and marketing wireless technology and identity systems for various applications including: mobile and handheld wireless devices for the government, military and commercial markets. Products include the Defense ID system, an advanced ID card access control product currently protecting over 50 military and federal locations. ID-Check is a technology that instantly reads, analyzes, and verifies encoded data in magnetic stripes and barcodes on government-issue IDs from approximately 60 U.S. and Canadian jurisdictions to determine if the content and format are valid.
The Navy has also signed a separate $48 million contract for a virtual perimeter monitoring solution.