Florida groundwater monitors among new projects for Sutron

A $350,000 contract for installation of groundwater monitoring stations in the Lower Kissimmee River Basin was awarded to Sutron by the South Florida Water Management District at the end of June 2004.

STERLING, Va., July 16, 2004 (MARKET WIRE) -- A $350,000 contract for installation of groundwater monitoring stations in the Lower Kissimmee River Basin was awarded to Sutron by the South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD) at the end of June 2004. The remotely located sites will be equipped with Sutron dataloggers, pressure transducers and radio telemetry to monitor for water level and hydrogeologic data necessary to develop an integrated ground water/surface water model.

To date in July 2004, new systems, equipment, software and services orders totaling $868,565 from the South Florida Water Management District, the US Air Force, the Hydrologic Instrumentation Facility (HIF) that supports the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Tsunami Warning Center in Alaska, the USGS in Puerto Rico, Bytown Marine in Canada, and the State of Arkansas have also been awarded to Sutron.

Hanscom Air Force Base exercised $196,603 in contract options to acquire additional FMQ-13 Wind Sensors, Sutron-designed to continuously gather data on horizontal wind direction and wind speed used in military base weather stations and flight line systems worldwide. Including this order, the total FMQ-13 contract to date is $1,536,342. Total contract value, with all options exercised, is expected to be $1,826,545.

New SFWMD orders for July 2004 total $140,565 including a contract for area STA-1E covering 44 expandable-SCADA (MOSCAD) RTUs and installation and configuring of equipment at Pump Station S-361. This work represents continuing efforts by the District to comply with requirements of the Comprehensive Everglades Restoration Project (CERP).

Additionally, NOAA's West Coast/Alaska Tsunami Warning Center ordered SatLink2 GOES Satellite Transmitters and tsunami-related software for use with Sutron's Xpert Datalogger. Tsunami Warning Centers monitor the sea floor and coastlines for real-time seismic and hydro-met data indicating a tsunami may have been generated. NOAA's Pacific Tsunami Warning Center in Hawaii covers other countries and US interests in the Pacific Basin. Alaska and the US West Coast are served by the West Coast/Alaska Tsunami Warning Center.

Sutron's hydro-met systems, equipment and software collect, store, and transmit data from extreme sites to Pocket PCs, desktop and laptop PCs anywhere on Earth using satellite, internet, LOS radio and telephone communications. Sutron designs, manufactures, installs, services and supports system solutions for applications in the following areas: weather, flood, coastline and tides, water level/quality, dams and hydropower, irrigation, rainfall, and aviation weather.

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