Opgal Expands its Asia Partner Network with JOOWON Industrial Co. of Korea

Opgal partners with JOOWON to get closer to its growing number of customers in Korea and Asia

Jul 31, 2012, 07:00 ET from Opgal

KARMIEL, Israel, July 31, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --

Opgal Optronic Industries, a leading global provider of innovative thermal imaging and near infrared illumination solutions for security and safety applications, today announced that it has signed a partnership agreement with JOOWON Industrial Co., a leading distributor in Korea to the industrial and security markets. The partnership will allow JOOWON to offer Opgal's broad range of thermal and near infrared illumination cameras and systems to the Korean market.

Opgal's innovative solutions are built on three decades of experience and are renowned for their unique functionality and outstanding picture quality. Opgal's thermal product line includes the CompactSec, a cost-effective thermal imaging line of cameras for perimeter security; the EyeSec, a high-end civilian and paramilitary thermal surveillance camera; the DualSec, a CCD and uncooled thermal two-channel system; and the RangeSec, an ultra long-range cooled thermal system. In addition, Opgal's near infrared illumination line features the Discoverii long-range laser illuminated system, and the Claritii mid-range LED illuminated system. Opgal's products are suitable for a wide range of security and safety applications and are field-proven by hundreds of customers in over 50 countries around the world.

Founded in 1975, JOOWON Industrial Co. is one of Korea's leading distributors. It thrives on meeting its customers' highest expectations and addressing the most challenging projects. The JOOWON team has diverse background and expertise thus presenting customers with innovative solutions to their problems.

 "Opgal's product line is one of the broadest we have seen. They are very dedicated to their partners and stand by us as we develop the Korean security market", said WM Lee, CEO of JOOWON, "We look forward to offering this product line to our customers and partners".

"The Asian market is one of our key focus geographies", said Yair M. Sakov, Vice President, and Security Business Unit at Opgal. "We are proud to have JOOWON join our network of partners which makes us better suited to address market needs in Korea and Asia."


Joowon - where promises made are promises kept.

Joowon, since its founding in 1975 as a trading company, with a view to playing an integral role in the nation's economic growth essential for the building of an advanced and prosperous society, has been providing numerous machinery and tools for properties, testing, analytical and industrial from world-renowned companies to Korean academic research industries.

In August 2009, Joowon established "Joowon Technical Research Center" where they are performing various technical research and development to meet customers' needs. http://www.joowon.co.kr/

About Opgal

Opgal delivers advanced vision and surveillance solutions enabling accurate insight into suspicious situations in adverse and harsh visibility conditions. Using state-of-the-art thermal and active-imaging technologies, Opgal leverages advanced electro-optics and image processing expertise to create high- performance, versatile visualization hardware and software products for the security and safety markets. Founded 30 years ago, Opgal is a major supplier to some of the leading contractors and has hundreds of customers in over 50 countries. Opgal is co-owned by Elbit Systems and Rafael Advanced Defense Systems. http://www.opgal.com 

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