Mérignac, France, Memphis, TN USA, May 17, 2011 – API and OVIV SECURITY TECHNOLOGIES are pleased to announce that they have entered a worldwide distribution agreement whereby API will distribute OVIV’s SENTINEL 100 L security system.
OVIV designs and manufactures security systems for the aeronautics industry, with a specific focus on the business jets once parked on the ground. SENTINEL 100 L is the first comprehensive, independent and reliable system to secure and monitor an aircraft on the ground thanks to its patented intrusion detection and communication technology.
API will cover the Canadian, Asia Pacific and Central-South American markets on an exclusive basis and the US, Europe and Middle East markets on a non-exclusive basis.
A subsidiary of First Aviation Services Inc., API is a leading provider of innovative distribution, supply chain & MRO services for the aviation industry. API is OEM-authorized to distribute aircraft parts and accessories to manufacturers, maintenance providers and operators of some of the most widely used military, commercial, corporate & general aviation aircraft. API offers worldwide customer service 24x7x365 through strategically located distribution centers & partnerships in USA, Canada, China, Asia Pacific, Australia, Europe, Middle East and Africa.
"I am pleased that API with its extensive knowledge of distribution of aeronautical parts and equipment will support OVIV’s sales strategy on these markets worldwide. Their highly recognized service level will be a great complement to our proven and effective intrusion protection technology products” said Bruno Combe, CEO of OVIV Security Technologies. "Our relationship with API will strengthen our commitment to product excellence supported by the continuous technical advance from our engineering team."
Dr. Ahmed Metwalli, President & COO of API says, “We think OVIV’s SENTINEL offers a quality solution for owners and operators of business jets that are actively addressing today’s complex security concerns. We are enthusiastic to work with the OVIV team and believe both the effectiveness, autonomy and portability of this product will be a valuable addition to any operation that is dealing with aircraft security.”
This system is tailored for business jet owners and / or operators who want to provide their business clients with total security. The system houses a highly sensitive radar-based motion detection system that establishes a secure perimeter around the aircraft and provides alerts in case of an intrusion.
About OVIV Security Technologies www.oviv.fr
OVIV Security Technologies is based in Merignac, France. It specializes in the design and manufacturing of comprehensive security systems for the aeronautics industry. OVIV develops state of the art technologies such as intelligent embedded systems hardware and software, power management, detection systems, digital data acquisition and compression (video, motion detection) and telecommunication.
About API www.apiworldwide.com
API, a First Aviation Services Inc. company, headquartered in Memphis, TN USA, focuses on distribution of OEM parts and supply chain functions so that its customers (OEMs, MRO facilities, FBOs, airlines, aircraft owner/operators, Government and Military aircraft) can concentrate on their core competencies and business issues. As a distributor and supply chain partner, API strives to boost its customers’ product support and customer satisfaction ratings by increasing product availability, minimizing time-to-delivery and reducing process and working capital costs. API also provides customers with key business data and metrics (such as product usage by work order, inventory status by location, availability rate by part number and repair cycle times) in order to allow customers to most effectively manage their businesses.