DSIT Solutions Ltd., a subsidiary of Acorn Energy Inc. (NASDAQ: ACFN), has received another large order, the third in the last few months, for its AquaShield underwater port security system. The $2.3 million order is for multiple sensors, which will protect a strategic site against underwater intrusion.

The AquaShield is an intruder detection sonar system which automatically detects, tracks, classifies and alerts when any kind of underwater threat is approaching the site. The system supports real-time pinpoint tracking of the threat; thus enabling a prompt and effective response. Operated by both governmental and commercial customers, the AquaShield has been operational in-the-water for long periods of time at various sites around the world.

Dan Ben-Dov, DSIT’s vice president for sales and marketing, said: “The AquaShield is a system that is built to last. During development of the AquaShield we placed our emphasis on system performance under varying conditions. When faced with the choice between building a slim ‘beauty’ or a muscular ‘beast’, we definitely chose to create the security beast. The AquaShield is a powerful, robust, performance-driven solution, suitable for those who demand the best.”

The AquaShield has a modular and flexible architecture that enables tailoring the solution to specific customer requirements. The system is available in three different coverage configurations – 120°, 240°, and 360° – based on site topography. The system can be installed on a pier, jetty, breakwater or on the seabed. It is one of the only systems in the world designed with two versions to suit the type of installation and the customer’s maintenance concept. For seabed installation a built-in underwater electronics version is available, while for pier installation a version with an above-water electronic cabinet is usually chosen.

DSIT’s CEO, Benny Sela, said: “Our customers are our greatest asset. As more and more potential customers research the field of underwater security, evaluate the choices and come to the conclusion that the AquaShield provides the best solution for their money, we are seeing an increase in new orders. The worldwide awareness of the need for underwater site security is growing and we are feeling the increase in this demand.”