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Crossbow Releases Entry Level IMUs, Gyros

March 31, 2009

The 320-Series inertial systems start at <$1,000 and are designed primarily for demanding land vehicle control environments.


SAN JOSE, CA--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Crossbow Technology, Inc., a leading developer of Inertial Systems for commercial, general aviation and military applications, announced the release of its new 320-series family of entry-level inertial measurement units (IMU320) and vertical gyroscopes (VG320).

The 320-series IMU and VG products are designed for demanding land vehicle control environments, yet they also offer a truly cost-effective solution for satellite antenna pointing, vehicle dynamics test instrumentation, and general purpose inertial measurement applications. Fielded systems have accumulated well over 100,000 hours of trouble-free operation.

With prices starting at under $1,000, these entry-level 320-series inertial systems establish a new price/performance category for field-proven high-reliability dynamic measurement systems. "We are very pleased to announce the release of the 320-series family of products," said Mike Horton, President/CEO, Crossbow Technology. "The 320-series inertial measurement systems incorporate sensor technology that has already been validated in our high-volume OEM customer applications, and this creates an exciting opportunity for customers with cost-sensitive applications to apply our technology with confidence."

About Crossbow Technology
Founded in 1995, Crossbow has pioneered the use of Micro-Electro-Mechanical System (MEMS) Inertial System technology in a wide variety of airborne, land and marine applications. Crossbow was the first company to introduce FAA-certified MEMS-based Attitude and Heading Reference Systems (AHRS) to General Aviation (FAA Capstone program), and continues to be at the forefront of AHRS and Inertial Systems technology and product development.

With corporate headquarters in San Jose, CA, and Asian offices in Osaka, Japan, Crossbow is represented by distributors in 24 countries worldwide. Crossbow is ISO 9001/2000 certified, holds several FAA TSO approvals, and operates an FAA MIDO approved facility.

Contact Crossbow at +1-408-965-3300, email info@xbow.com, or online at the Crossbow Web site.


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