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U.S. Patent Office Awards Patent to Catcher Holdings, Reaffirming Commitment to Innovation
Friday, May 18, 2007
Leesburg, VA -- Catcher Holdings, Inc., (OTCBB: CTHHE), a leading producer of robust mobile computing solutions for use by security and operations professionals to survey, assess and communicate efficiently, announced the Company has received U.S. Patent # 7,209,035 for its handheld application platform.
"The award by the U.S. Patent Office is significant for the Company in that it now allows us to bring more than six years of research and development to market," says Hal Turner, Chairman and CEO, Catcher, Inc. "We expect this is the first of many patents we will be filing as we roll out this very intelligent application platform to the market."
The CATCHER™ application platform enables the transmission of voice, data, and video information across different wireless systems while providing location and tracking solutions. The device is built around an Intel™ Pentium processor; and is designed to exceed several key tests of Military Standard 810F and incorporates everything a "first responder" could ask for into a portable "all-in-one" solution.
Further details may be found in the patent, from which the following summary was excerpted:
"The present invention provides a portable handheld security device. The security device comprises a central processing unit in communication with a memory storage device, a video display screen, a camera, transmitting device, a receiving device, an input device and a power supply. The security device further comprises a device for generating ultra wide-band ground penetrating radar and/ or millimeter wave radar for identifying objects of interest in closed containers. In addition, the transmitting device and the receiving device are ideally capable of selecting between available communication network signals, determining which network signal is the best signal at a given time, and automatically switching between the available signals to maintain optimum reception and transmission quality."
"This patent reaffirms Catcher Inc.'s status as the top solution for security and operations professionals worldwide," adds Ira Tabankin, Founder and Chief Technology Officer, Catcher Inc. "Through our Catcher Command and Control Application Platform, our customers gain control of security issues and easily take advantage of its many unique features."
About Catcher Holdings, Inc.
Catcher Holdings, Inc.'s wholly-owned subsidiary, Catcher, Inc., is the developer of the CATCHER™ device. The CATCHER™ device is the culmination of new technology breakthroughs, extensive research and product development that the Company believes will meet the needs of many government agencies and commercial entities for a ruggedized, portable, handheld computer, communications and telemetry control device. The unit was designed and engineered to provide field personnel and "First Responders" access to mission-critical information in the form of wireless or wired, real-time bi-directional voice, video, text, telemetry and data-enabling command center personnel to remotely view an incident or job site. The device weighs just 5.8 lbs. when equipped with two batteries that can last up to 8 hours, and, without the batteries, weighs 3.8 lbs. The CATCHER™ device is 10 inches wide, 7.25 inches tall, 2.25 inches deep, with a sunlight-viewable 6.4-inch diagonal VGA LCD backlit touch screen. Photographs and detailed descriptions of the new CATCHER™ device are available on the company's website at http://www.catcherinc.com.
Special Note Regarding Forward-Looking Statements: This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 involving known and unknown risks, delays, and uncertainties that may cause the Company's actual results or performance to differ materially from those expressed or implied by these forward-looking statements. These risks, delays, and uncertainties include, but are not limited to: the Company's ability to generate product sales and operating profits; the Company's ability to obtain sales prices at or near its MSRPs; vulnerability to technology obsolescence; competition by better capitalized companies; difficulty in managing growth; dependence on key personnel; and other risks which are discussed in the Company's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The Company undertakes no obligation to update any forward-looking statements.
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