Associated Branch Pilots Choose Raven Industries Marine Navigation
SIOUX FALLS, S.D., April 30, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Raven Aerostar
(Nasdaq:RAVN) is pleased to announce that the Associated Branch Pilots of the
Port of New Orleans (Bar Pilots) has selected the Raven Traffic Management
System to provide increased situational intelligence for Port of New Orleans
ship pilots. Raven Aerostar's marine navigation aid systems are used by ship
pilots in over a dozen ports in the U.S. The Bar Pilots recently ordered 35
Raven Traffic Management Systems, including the company's latest rate of turn
Revolve is a marine navigation aid developed by Raven Aerostar to enhance
safety by enabling local ship pilots to better predict the future position of
vessels as they maneuver waterways and ship traffic safely to dock.
"This is our second purchase from Raven Aerostar," explained Capt. Mike
Lorino, president of the Associated Branch Pilots of the Port of New Orleans.
"We chose Raven not only for Revolve, an outstanding product, but also for the
exceptional service and support their team provides."
"Revolve is an impressive technology that integrates a traditional automatic
identification system with a robust, reliable rate of turn sensor," said Lon
Stroschein, Raven Aerostar vice president and general manager. "Revolve is a
lightweight, compact unit where size and weight of a portable pilot unit are
critical. Assisting ship pilots in navigating in and out of port, Revolve
supports Raven Aerostar's great challenge of saving lives by enhancing safety
of ship pilots and crew members."
Raven Industries is a leader in providing reliable, high-performance marine
navigation aid systems, historically and today. In 2001, Raven acquired
Starlink, Inc. a company that pioneered many GPS technologies, including
developing the industry's first MSK Beacon/DGPS receiver. Along with Raytheon
Service Company and Capt. Joseph Bradley of The Pilot's Association for the
Bay and River Delaware, Starlink developed the first GPS-based portable pilot
unit in 1991. Today, Raven Aerostar continues to foster Starlink's rich
tradition of developing innovative GPS solutions for marine applications
About Aerostar International, Inc: Aerostar International, a wholly owned
subsidiary of Raven Industries, fosters a tradition of developing innovative
GPS solutions for applications worldwide. The company has a rich history,
saving lives through its unique product lines; in addition to marine
navigation equipment, Aerostar's engineers design and manufacture scientific
high-altitude balloons and airships, tethered aerostats and radar surveillance
solutions, inflatable military decoys, protective wear, parachutes and
specialty electronics. Whether facilitating port safety and security or
providing communications and surveillance systems for forward operating bases,
Raven Aerostar's mission is to save lives.
About Raven Industries, Inc: Since 1956, Raven Industries has designed and
manufactured high quality, high-value technical products. Raven is publicly
traded on NASDAQ (RAVN) and has earned an international reputation for
innovation, product quality, high performance, and unmatched service. Raven's
purpose is to solve great challenges in areas of study, feeding the world,
energy independence and resource preservation. To realize this purpose, we
utilize our strengths in engineering, manufacturing and technological
innovation to serve the precision agriculture, high performance specialty
films, aerospace, and electronic manufacturing services markets. Visit
www.RavenInd.com for more information.
On the Internet, information is available at: www.ravenaerostar.com
CONTACT: Dr. Darrell McCauley
Director of Marine Navigation
Ph: +1 (512) 751-7337, Fax: +1 (605) 335-0124
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