DSIT Solutions announced today the receipt of its largest order ever for underwater security systems. The contract calls for the delivery of a large number of AquaShield Diver Detection Sonar (DDS) and PointShield Portable Diver Detection Sonar (PDDS) systems that will protect offshore oil platforms, coastal energy terminals and high value vessels against underwater intrusion and sabotage. The value of the contract between DSIT and an undisclosed Asian customer is $12.3m. Initial delivery of systems is scheduled to begin immediately with the remainder in 2012.

Dan Ben-Dov, DSIT’s vice president for sales and marketing, said: "As far as we know this is the largest contract for underwater security systems to be ordered by the oil and gas industry. This sale firmly establishes DSIT as the world leader in the field of underwater security systems for the energy sector. DSIT pioneered this market in 2007 with the sale of its AquaShield DDS to a leading european oil terminal. Since then we have accumulated vast experience in testing and operating our underwater surveillance solutions in many energy sites around the world, including nuclear power facilities."

"The AquaShield DDS boasts a unique combination of features, making it an ideal tool in the hands of the security officer. It offers the longest range threat detection, while its advanced classification algorithms guarantee accurate threat identification with very few false alarms. The system is fully automatic, eliminating the need for a trained sonar operator. It is almost maintenance free and, as testified to by our customers every day, its robust design ensures long years of flawless operation."

Benny Sela, DSIT’s CEO, commented: "DSIT’s diver detection sonar systems are continuously protecting ports, naval bases, energy installations, ships and VIP compounds around the world. However, DSIT is constantly improving its systems and developing new solutions to provide our customers with a complete package from detection and classification to response to the threat. We take considerable pride in the satisfaction and trust of our current customers. We believe this is one of the primary reasons for the increase of enquiries and requests for quotes for our underwater protection systems."

John Moore, CEO of Acorn Energy added: "This contract, the largest ever for any of Acorn’s subsidiaries, is a major milestone in the process of establishing Acorn as a company defining new categories in the energy world. Through leveraging of its innovative sonar technology, DSIT has succeeded in creating a new energy market niche and answering the growing demand for energy security solutions. We see DSIT’s activities as an integral part of our pragmatic energy market vision."