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FLIR Systems Partners with GadgetTrak Inc. Launches ThermaTrak™ “Find” Service to Recover Lost, Stolen or Missing Infrared Cameras
Monday, June 15, 2009


Exclusive New High-Tech Service Introduces More Value to End-Users, Addresses Untapped Customer Demand

Portland, OR, June 16, 2009--FLIR Systems, Inc (NASDAQ: FLIR), today announced the introduction of ThermaTrak™, an exclusive new high-tech service to locate missing or stolen infrared cameras and thermal imagers. ThermaTrak from FLIR, developed with GadgetTrak Inc., employs recovery software that pinpoints the geographic location of the lost, stolen or missing infrared camera. Additionally, the ThermaTrak software embedded in the camera tracks the IP address, hostname, and even the Internet service provider (ISP) being used after the IR camera has gone missing or been stolen and is connected to the Internet.

”This is the first-ever theft tracking system for IR cameras. We are very excited to announce our exclusive agreement with GadgetTrak to offer this new recovery technology customized to FLIR IR cameras,” said Tom Scanlon, vice president for FLIR. “The affordability and protection is exactly what our end-users want.”

ThermaTrak is also used for asset management when multiple cameras are deployed in the field. With tracking activated, each time a camera is connected to a computer with internet access, an email is sent with a link to an updated location report.

“ThermaTrak has several unique abilities that you will not find elsewhere”, said Ken Westin, Founder & CEO of GadgetTrak, commenting on the partnership with FLIR. “ThermaTrak software leverages our patented theft recovery system for use with IR cameras and discretely contacts the owner in the event it is lost or stolen. Data is delivered to ThermaTrak and a report is generated with the time, username, computer name, internal network address, location, and other data that relates to the device’s connection. All images, location and network data are sent to the device owner”

In the case of theft, law enforcement agencies are able to find out the suspect’s name, address and phone number through ISP information.
ThermaTrak requires an upgrade to the IR camera and is available with a standalone subscription or through FLIR’s extended warranty. FLIR IR cameras run from under $3,000 to $400,000 per unit, so the security and peace of mind now offered by ThermaTrak is a big plus.

FLIR Systems, Inc. designs, manufactures, and markets thermal imagers and infrared camera systems worldwide for a variety of applications. FLIR’s thermal imagers are used in diverse applications such as public safety, defense, navigation, electronic news gathering and search, and rescue, as well as for electrical inspection, commercial and residential building inspection, indoor air quality and home energy monitoring applications, non-destructive testing, medical science, research and development, and manufacturing process control. For more information on thermal imagers for your needs, please call +1-800-464-6372 or visit www.goinfrared.com

GadgetTrak Inc. based in Portland, Oregon provides innovative and patented theft recovery and loss prevention solutions for mobile devices. GadgetTrak continually collaborates and partners with technology leaders and law enforcement to improve our methods of recovery, data protection and endpoint security. For more information visit www.gadgettrak.com

Forward-Looking Statements
The statements in this release, including the statements of Earl R. Lewis, are forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Such statements are based on current expectations, estimates and projections about the Company’s business based, in part, on assumptions made by management. These statements are not guarantees of future performance and involve risks and uncertainties that are difficult to predict. Therefore, actual outcomes and results may differ materially from what is expressed or forecasted in such forward-looking statements due to numerous factors, including the following: the ability to manufacture and deliver the systems referenced in this release, changes in demand for the Company’s products, product mix, the timing of customer orders and deliveries under the order discussed above, the impact of competitive products and pricing, constraints on supplies of critical components, excess or shortage of production capacity, the ability of the Company to manufacture and ship products in the time period required, actual purchases under agreements, the continuing eligibility of the Company to act as a federal contractor, the amount and availability of appropriated government procurement funds and other risks discussed from time to time in the Company’s Securities and Exchange Commission filings and reports. In addition, such statements could be affected by general industry and market conditions and growth rates, and general domestic and international economic conditions. Such forward-looking statements speak only as of the date on which they are made and the Company does not undertake any obligation to update any forward-looking statement to reflect events or circumstances after the date of this release, or for changes made to this document by wire services or Internet service providers.

Annual Technology for Government Reception – Vinton Cerf Keynote
Friday, June 12, 2009


GadgetTrak was a sponsor of this years Annual Technology for Government Reception featuring a keynote from Vinton G. Cerf, Vice President and Chief Internet Evangelist for Google ( AKA “The Father of the Internet”). GadgetTrak was also featured in the Cyber Security Lounge where our latest anti-theft software was featured and demonstrated.

Hundreds of industry, congressional, and federal government executives networked at TechAmerica’s 2009 Technology for Government Reception on June 10, 2009, in Washington, DC. Additionally, in remarks to the over 350 technology leaders in attendance, keynote speaker and Google VP & Chief Internet Evangelist, Vinton Cerf, said the Internet is incomplete and still lacks many essential functions.

Cerf said stronger more widespread authentication is the key to improved cyber security, citing the ability to verify identities associated with domain names and confirm the origin of email communications as being important enhancements that would greatly extend the power and utility of the Internet.

“Vint Cerf hit on one of the critical challenges facing America,” said TechAmerica President Phil Bond. “Realizing the full benefits of the information technology revolution depends on striking the right balance between security and access. Partnership between the government and the private sector on effective cyber security is one of the best ways of achieving that balance.”

Here is a full video of Cerf’s keynote:

Keynote by Vint Cerf

GadgetTrak – Event sponsor & TechAmerica Oregon “Cool Product of the Year”

GadgetTrak Sponsoring TechAmerica Annual Technology for Government Reception
Tuesday, June 2, 2009


GadgetTrak is proud to  sponsor this years Annual Technology for Government Reception in Washington D.C., being held on June 10th. The Annual Technology for Government Reception is the premier Washington DC networking event bringing hundreds of industry, congressional, and government leaders together at one venue.

This sold-out event last year hosted over 600 government and industry technology executives. Vint Cerf, Vice President and Chief Internet Evangelist, Google, is this year’s keynote speaker. Widely known as a “Father of the Internet,” Vint is the co-designer with Robert Kahn of TCP/IP protocols and basic architecture of the Internet.

TechAmerica’s Public Sector (PS) Group is the leading proponent of technology solutions for government programs and serves as the primary interface and liaison between industry and federal, state, and local government markets.

GadgetTrak will not only be sponsoring the event, but will also have some of our latest technology on display, stop by our table at the event for more information.

GadgetTrak Recovers Stolen AT&T Tilt for Customer – Edmond Oklahoma
Monday, June 1, 2009


GadgetTrak has recovered another stolen mobile phone for one of its customers, this time in Edmond Oklahoma. GadgetTrak Mobile Security was installed on an AT&T Tilt that was given to one of the customer’s children who attends the local high school. The phone was stolen from the student a few weeks ago.

GadgetTrak’s recovery team worked with the device owner as well as the Edmond Police department to track the device down.  The device was returned to its rightful owner this morning.

If you are a reporter and would like more information regarding the story including police report number and contact details for the Edmond police department and detective who assisted the GadgetTrak recovery team please contact 503-799-8610.


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