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Loch's System Specialists Inc. Delivers.

AUSTIN, Texas--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Nov. 16, 1999--

Loch Harris Inc. (OTC BB:LOCH) announced today that its' recently acquired subsidiary, System Specialists Inc. (SSI) completed the sixth and final telescope and crated it for its final journey to the top of Mt. Wilson, Calif.

The year and a half fabrication work on the multi million dollar project will result in the six telescopes being aligned in a unique permanent arrangement by the CHARA Project, a consortium managed by Georgia Tech University in Atlanta.

"All six one meter mirrored telescopes were fabricated to the CHARA Project specifications," said Harold Cauthen, co-founder of SSI, "and each will stand over 18 feet in height when permanently mounted."

The CHARA Project is designed to utilize an innovative and new "Interferometric" technique for studying planetary systems at stellar distances (light years away from earth). Initial studies are believed to be focusing on the location of new planets surrounding distant star systems.

"The final mountaintop configuration will be exciting," said Wade Poteet, Chief Scientist and co-founder for SSI. "Each telescope will be aligned in a unique optical train that will allow all six telescopes to act together as one." The light received from each telescope will be managed to a "central light processing unit." The combined "light" from distant stars will be collimated into a single image."

Wade Poteet, now a special consultant to LOCH continued, "This completes a year and a half of exciting and creative fabrication. We could have never anticipated the amount of intellectual development and telescopic knowledge that SSI has gained from this single project."

Rodney Boone, President and CEO of SSI'S new parent corporation, stated, "This opens up a unique opportunity in LOCH's future development. We pride ourselves in innovative remote optical sensing. This is an important element that will broaden our strategies and alliances in the future.

"With our current technologies, we now have the ability to optically view images within a range of a few inches to light-years away. Our VAMMP (see PR dated 10-27-99) and ELF (see PR dated 9-22-99) technologies are wonderful 'real' world breakthrough techniques, but some of our greatest achievements yet may lie in the heavens above."

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