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CRANBERRY TOWNSHIP, Pa., March 10, 2009 — SDG Systems, LLC
(SDG) today announced the availability and support of the
FLAIR (Fire Location and Incident Reporting) photography
management solution. While FLAIR is initially targeted as a
wildfire solution, FLAIR may be customized to support a wide
range of geospatial photography applications, including
homeland security, defense and other government and
commercial applications. SDG will market and sell the FLAIR
solution which includes the FLAIR Mobile and Server
software, a Ricoh(TM) 500SE camera with the SE-3 GPS and
compass module, and a Trimble(R) (or TDS(TM)) Nomad 800L or
800LD rugged handheld computer. Technical and warranty
support will be provided through SDG for both the software
and hardware.

FLAIR Mobile software allows a firefighter to categorize,
annotate, map, and wirelessly send geocoded (GPS) and
compass-coded digital photographs to the secure FLAIR
server. The FLAIR Server software creates secure,
intelligent, web-based data from the uploaded images. The
images are viewable within Google Maps(TM) and Google
Earth(TM) on the Incident Command Post PC. Michael Hoose, a
Fire Captain with Santa Barbara City Fire, said, “FLAIR
delivers near real-time incident intelligence, improving
situational awareness both on the fire line and at the
Incident Command Post.”
The application is unique in that it brings together
different tried-and-true hardware components for the purpose
of gathering highly detailed, location-specific and timely
intelligence to quickly stop the spread of raging forest
fires. As a result of timely data transmission of the images
using wireless networks, firefighters are deployed on their
missions more quickly and precisely, which ultimately
minimizes damage and loss of life. “FLAIR is a perfect
example of how the proper convergence of technologies can
solve real-world problems,” said Jeff Lengyel, Manager of
Ricoh Americas Digital Camera Division.

The Trimble Nomad 800L features an 806 MHz processor, 1 GB
of Flash storage, 128 MB RAM, 802.11, integrated
Bluetooth(R) technology, GPS and boasts an IP 67 rating
making it impervious to dust and water. The rugged Ricoh
500SE offers a geoimaging solution unlike any other camera,
integrating both GPS and compass data into images. It
quickly and easily integrates quality images into mapping
software applications such as FLAIR. Additional information
is available at .

The FLAIR System will be demonstrated by SDG Systems at FOSE
2009 in Washington, DC, from March 10-12, 2009.

Pricing and Availability

The FLAIR package includes the FLAIR Mobile software, a
Ricoh 500SE camera with the SE-3 GPS and compass module, a
Trimble Nomad 800L rugged handheld computer, and a
hard-shell carry case for a retail price of $3,599 per user.
Users may optionally upgrade the package to the Nomad 800LD
with one year of Sprint(TM) cellular service and a one-year
subscription service for the FLAIR Server software, with
images hosted by SDG Systems. The retail price of the
upgraded hardware package is $4,999 per user. Customers may
purchase a stand-alone FLAIR Server from SDG Systems with
unlimited use of the FLAIR Server software and one year of
support for $4,999. The FLAIR Mobile software also supports
alternative cellular service plans and USB-based cellular
modems. Other communication and bundling options are
available or in progress. Integration with ESRI(R)
ArcGIS(TM) software is planned.

About SDG Systems

SDG Systems, LLC is dedicated to equipping the mobile user
with productivity-enhancing products and services. SDG
Systems has been developing and supporting Linux system
software since 2001. SDG Systems is headquartered in
Cranberry Township, Pennsylvania, and can be reached at
(724) 452-9366, via e-mail at [email protected], or on the
Internet at

About Ricoh Americas Corporation

Ricoh Americas Corporation is a leading provider of document
solutions. Information on the Ricoh 500SE GPS-enabled camera
can be found at .

About Trimble

Trimble develops hardware and software for mobile computing
applications. Trimble produces rugged handheld computers for
extreme outdoor and industrial environments. Additional
information can be found at .

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