WINDBER, Pa., April 6, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- API Technologies Corp. (OTCBB: ATNY) ("API"), a provider of secure communications, electronic components and subsystems, and contract manufacturing services to the global defense and aerospace industries, was named recipient of a 2011 Edison Award. Presented by the Discovery Channel, the Edison Awards is a yearly competition, which honors innovation and excellence in the development, marketing and launch of new products and services. API received the Gold Best New Product honors for its API™ Hawki™ Video Aiming Device in the Electronics & Computers: Locational Technologies category. The announcement was made at the annual Edison Awards gala held last evening in New York City.
API's patent pending Hawki Video Aiming Device is used by Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) teams to examine and dispose of explosive devices. The Hawki attaches to an EOD robot, automatically calculates distance to target and point of impact, and presents this information to an EOD technician on a video monitor. Using this information, the EOD technician may then safely dispose of explosive materials from a safe distance away.
Called "The Oscars of Industry," the Edison Awards recognizes innovative products, services and international business leaders. First launched in 1987, the Edison Awards are named after Thomas Alva Edison (1847-1931) whose extraordinary product development methods earned him 1,093 U.S. patents and made him a household name. API Technologies was honored along with a group of fellow nominees that included Microsoft, Apple, Logitech, Sharp and 3M.
"We are very pleased to receive this prestigious award that recognizes the outstanding achievements of API's engineering team. Our greatest pride is in providing products that protect those who, to preserve our safety, regularly put themselves in harm's way," said Bel Lazar, President and Chief Operating Officer of API Technologies Corp.
Hawki users include the Los Angeles Sheriff's Department, which recently used the Hawki to safely and successfully dispose of an Improvised Explosive Device (IED) found under a vehicle in Los Angeles County.
More information about the Hawki may be found here: http://www.apitechnologies.com/products/hawk-i-video-aiming-device
About API Technologies Corp.
API, through its subsidiaries, provides engineered systems, components and secure communications as well as high quality engineering services, new product introduction, and turnkey manufacturing for electronic assembly, test, and build services to the global defense and aerospace industry. API Technologies' customers include many leading Fortune 500 companies. API Technologies trades on the OTC Bulletin Board under the symbol ATNY.OB. For further information, please visit the company website at www.apitechnologies.com.
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