TORONTO, May 14, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Star Navigation Systems Group Ltd. (CSE:SNA) (SNA.CN) (SNAVF) ("Star” or the “Company”) announces that the Company has entered into a long-term agreement with AMS Heli Design (“AMS”) of Denison, Texas. (www.amsheli.com)
AMS is a Helicopter EMS Interior provider, specializing in Air Ambulance configuration through the use of new lightweight materials and new generation technologies.
As a result of this agreement, the parties are now offering the STAR-ISAMM™ System as part of the Helicopter Emergency Medical Services (“HEMS”) configuration. STAR-ISAMM™ interfaces with existing bio-medical equipment aboard a medical evacuation and transport helicopter or airplane. It securely transmits the patients’ vital signs and other critical information directly to receiving hospital physicians through SATCOM or GSM, while at the same time providing tracking and location of the vehicle. These data services allow early patient assessment and initiation of the best possible care plan, well before the patient arrives at the facility.
The STAR-ISAMM™ System was first successfully presented live in Montreal at the end of 2018, to the private sector and to government bodies. It will be fitted into an integrated EMS kit by AMS and sold initially to the USA and Canada by AMS, leveraging on its expertise in helicopters and established presence and from 2020 in all world regions.
The STAR-ISAMM™ System is the result of the combined efforts of both the Company’s’ internal R&D department and those of its Montreal subsidiary, STAR-ISONEO INC. and is an innovative application of the Company’s patented STAR-ISMS® technology.
Andrea Girolin, CEO at AMS said:
“Our vision is to support customers with EMS interiors meeting their operational requirements using new technologies and materials, being light weight, solid, safe and durable.”
J-L Larmor, VP Corporate Development at Star, said:
“Star has now a unique and leading position in the HEMS sector, being able to not only provide Airborne Data Services to the aerospace industry but expanding our breadth to serve the EMS sector by providing medical data services. Both AMS and Star are excited about being world leaders in providing the best health care for EMS patients.”
About AMS Heli Design:
AMS Heli Design is a premier aviation engineering development and EMS interior certification company, based in North Texas Regional Airport (KGYI). Current projects under certification include new lightweight modular interiors for Leonardo AW169 and for the AW109 Trekker.
Andrea Girolin, CEO (903) 419 2034
About Star Navigation:
Star Navigation Systems Group Ltd. owns the exclusive worldwide license to its proprietary, patented In-flight Safety Monitoring System, STAR-ISMS®, the heart of the STAR-A.D.S. ® System. Its real-time capability of tracking performance trends and predicting incident-occurrence enhances aviation safety and improves fleet management while reducing costs for the operator.
Stars’ M.M.I. Division designs and manufactures high performance, mission critical, flight deck flat panel displays for defence and commercial aviation industries worldwide. These displays are found on aircraft and simulators, from P-3 Orion and C-130 aircraft, to Sikorsky and Agusta Westland helicopters, as examples.
Stars’ subsidiary, Star-Isoneo Inc. is a specialised software firm, developing complex solutions in engineering, simulation and development for Canadian customers. Star-Isoneo works closely with Star in the development of the Company’s MEDEVAC (STAR-ISAMM™ and STAR- LSAMM™) applications of the patented STAR-A.D.S. ® technology, and on its current R&D program with Bombardier.
Certain statements contained in this News Release constitute forward-looking statements. When used in this document, the words “may”, “would”, “could”, “will”, “expected” and similar expressions, as they relate to Star or its management are intended to identify forward-looking statements. Such statements reflect Star’s current views with respect to future events and are subject to certain risks, uncertainties and assumptions. Many factors could cause Star’s actual performance or achievements to vary from those described herein. Should one or more of these factors or uncertainties materialize, or should assumptions underlying forward-looking statements prove incorrect, actual results may vary materially from those described herein as intended, planned, anticipated, believed, estimated or expected. Star does not assume any obligation to update these forward-looking statements, except as required by law.
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Michael Homer, COO (416) 252-2889 Ext. 242