DSIT press release
PointShield is a fully automatic, high-performance PDDS system designed for underwater ship and site protection.
The sophisticated, cost-effective system secures nuclear power facilities, underwater pipelines and cables, naval bases, ports, offshore platforms, and oil and gas terminals as well as ships of all sizes and displacements. Continuously monitoring over 1,000 sonar contacts simultaneously in real time, PointShield enables rapid detection of underwater threat locations, providing a tactical picture in short- and medium-ranges.
Modular with flexible architecture, sensors can cover any required sector from 0° to 360°. Multiple units can work simultaneously, controlled from a single Command & Display unit that provides intuitive displays and menus. The system’s open architecture supports the easy interface with any sensor and C&C system.
Lightweight, compact and portable, PointShield is rapidly deployed and easily moved between sites. Especially robust, it is designed for long-term operation, 24/7/365, in all weather and water conditions. The system can be easily installed using a variety of methods including seabed, pier, tripod, and mooring pile. Providing fully automatic detection, tracking, classification and alerts, PointShield can be operated by security personnel with no special knowledge of sonar systems. For this reason, and due to its minimal maintenance requirements, the system has a very Low Cost of Ownership.
Remarking on the selection of PointShield, Hanan Marom, DSIT’s VP Business Development and Marketing said, “We are proud that after an extensive and rigorous testing process, the customer chose to purchase our product, which demonstrated performance superior to all other systems tested. The PointShield system, like all DSIT systems, delivers a high level of precision and reliability, with a minimum false alarm rate, due to the smart built-in algorithms. Our systems consistently meet global customer needs for advanced underwater threat detection. About 100 systems of this type are in use around the world.”