Shine Micro, Inc. Partners with Ultra Electronics Advanced Tactical Systems, Inc. to Combine AIS and UAV Payload Technology for Global Observer Aircraft

Port Ludlow, WA, March 23, 2010 - Shine Micro, Inc., an industry leader in Automatic Identification System (AIS) technology, has partnered with Ultra Electronics Advanced Tactical Systems (ATS), Inc. to add an AIS capability to ATS' Tactical Communication Systems (TCS) package designed for unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) payloads.

The new Shine Micro airborne AIS receiver will operate in the harshest of environments including extreme temperature, altitude, shock, vibration, and electromagnetic radiation.

Compared to vessel and base-station AIS receivers, airborne AIS receivers greatly enhance the coverage range and area of AIS surveillance. Altitude and airspeed enhance and increase AIS coverage range. Thus, larger areas can be monitored in a shorter amount of time, while providing valuable data to vessel and base-station monitoring systems.

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About Ultra Electronics Advanced Tactical Systems, Inc.

Ultra Electronics Advanced Tactical Systems designs, develops, delivers, and supports real-time tactical command and control systems. They have delivered systems to all branches of the U.S. Armed Forces and many of our Allied and Coalition partners. Their systems and personnel have supported every major conflict since their founding in 1987.

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About Shine Micro

Shine Micro products are praised as the most sensitive AIS receivers commercially available by commercial, recreational, and military users alike. The RadarPlus® product line includes an AIS solution for everyone; from individual pleasure boaters to the United States Coast Guard (USCG) and Department of Homeland Security (DHS). Shine Micro is well known for the SM1610 Long-Range AIS Receiver selected by the USCG for the Nationwide Automatic Identification System (NAIS) and the unique, compact design of the airborne AIS receiver, the SA161-UA, designed for integrated use on board the unmanned aerial vehicle, ScanEagle, designed by Insitu of Bingen, WA.

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Nathan Swanson
Sales and Marketing
Shine Micro, Inc.
360.437.2503 Voice
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Heath Hannes
Ultra Electronics Advanced Tactical Systems, Inc.
512.327.6795, ext. 610 voice