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U.S. Army Deploys Actua Positioning System to Support "Operation Iraqi Freedom".

Live Entertainment Technology Also Has Applications For Emergency Response

OWATONNA, Minn. -- The U.S. Army recently deployed several Portable Sensor Platforms (PSPs) in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. Designed by STS (Synchronous Transport Signal) The electrical equivalent of the SONET optical signal. In SDH, the European counterpart of SONET, STS is known as STM (Synchronous Transport Module).  International to meet the Army's critical need for portable surveillance and assessment technology, an essential component of the PSP (PlayStation Portable) See PlayStation.  is Actua Systems Inc.'s patented positioning system that gives the unit an unprecedented 23-to-1 extension capability to elevate its payload.

In addition to its military application, Actua System's innovative PositionIt[TM] technology is being used in the live entertainment industry including the recent 2008 BET Awards, the current Police Reunion concert tour, Larry King Live Larry King Live is a nightly CNN interview program hosted by broadcaster and writer Larry King. The show premiered in 1985, and is CNN's most watched program, with over one million viewers nightly.  and many other productions worldwide. The company also plans to introduce its positioning system technology to the emergency response industry to meet the lighting needs of disaster, emergency, recovery and law enforcement responders.

Features of STS International's Portable Sensor Platforms include:

* The ability to elevate electro-optical/infrared sensor, wireless communications and other equipment up to 14 feet using Actua System's PositionIt system.

* A compact and durable design that fits in a small container and can be transported either as a two man lift or on a military vehicle.

* Powered by standard military batteries and solar panels to remain operational indefinitely.

Actua Systems, LLC (Logical Link Control) See "LANs" under data link protocol.

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 ( designs and manufactures the PositionIt[TM] system based on its patented interlocking interlocking /in·ter·lock·ing/ (-lok´ing) closely joined, as by hooks or dovetails; locking into one another.
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 ribbon design. Based in Owatonna, Minn., clients include Walt Disney Imagineering, Turner Broadcasting, Upstaging, the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum The National Air and Space Museum (NASM) of the Smithsonian Institution is a museum in Washington, D.C., United States, and is the most popular of the Smithsonian museums. It maintains the largest collection of aircraft and spacecraft in the world. , U.S. Department of Homeland Security Noun 1. Department of Homeland Security - the federal department that administers all matters relating to homeland security
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 and U.S. Department of Defense along with the live entertainment and security industries.

STS International Inc. ( is a systems engineering and integration firm with a proven track record for providing security solutions that meet the critical needs of the Department of Defense, federal agencies, and commercial industry customers. Founded in 1993, STS is headquartered in Berkeley Springs, W. Va. with offices in St. Petersburg, Fla. and Falls Church, Va.
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