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API Technologies announces first North American order for its explosive disposal robot

21st July 2010 - 16:09 GMT | by The Shephard News Team


API Technologies Corp., a provider of highly engineered products and services to the global defense sector, announces that it has completed the sale of the teleMAX Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) Robot to the City of Atlanta, Georgia. The total sale, API's first in North America, is valued at approximately $300,000. The EOD robot is for use at the Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, the world's busiest passenger airport, which serves approximately 88 million passengers per year.

The teleMAX robot weighs 175 pounds, is compact enough to fit into a truck or van and can be easily lifted by two people. It is mass-transit capable, making it ideal for use in aircraft, trains, buses, subways, and public spaces. The robot can easily climb stairs and inclines at an angle of up to 45 degrees, access confined spaces and roll down the center aisle of a passenger jet. In addition, the robot's operator can remain at a significant and safe distance when the robot is in use.

The City of Atlanta represents the latest high-profile customer of API Technologies whose robotic capabilities include the teleMAX and tEODor EOD robots, as well as the M2P2 inspection and surveillance robot.

API Technologies CEO Steve Pudles said, "Atlanta's purchase of the teleMAX robot represents API's first North American sale of this product. The Company anticipates a great market opportunity as other cities within North America learn about the robot's capabilities and discover what it can offer security forces charged with protecting a large population. We foresee considerable potential for sales as this technology, which has already been deployed in dozens of other countries, becomes more widely appreciated and put into service throughout the continent."

Source: API

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