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Latitude Technologies Finalizes Distribution Deal with Navicom Japan

VICTORIA, British Columbia — October 31, 2012— Latitude Technologies announced that the company has put in place a multi-faceted distribution arrangement with Navicom Aviation Corporation, a leading avionics solutions reseller serving both public and private sector air fleet operators in Japan.  Under the terms of the distribution deal, Latitude will be providing Navicom with a custom version of Latitude’s WebSentinel flight following system with all on-screen and user information presented in Kanji (Japanese writing).  In addition, Latitude will broaden its partnership with Navicom for the supply of Latitude’s SkyNodeâ data and voice satcom solutions, and will be supporting Navicom in the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency EMS helicopter tracking project in which Navicom is participating.
“Latitude has had a long-standing, solid, and mutually respectful business relationship with Navicom” commented Latitude President, Mark Insley.  “I am very pleased to see our relationship going to the next level where we will now work together to deliver more comprehensive flight data solutions to Navicom’s customers.  When working in markets half-way around the world, it is critically important to have trusted local partners and we are proud to have Navicom as our trusted partner in Japan.” 
About Navicom Aviation
Navicom Aviation, headquartered in Tokyo, is a leading avionics systems and flight-following solution provider to the Japanese market.  Navicom’s moving map system, NMS-01S, is a Japanese-oriented map system that has obtained Specification Approval from the Japan Civil Aviation Bureau.  The NMS-01S map system is used for supporting helicopter VFR flights and has an excellent interface to the Iridium satcom system.  Navicom provides a unique flight–following system for the Japan Fire and Disaster Management Agency.
The Navicom system was quite useful for disaster relief by helicopter after the East Japan earthquake and tsunami disaster on 11th March 2011.  For more information about Navicom Aviation, visit www.n-aviation.com.
About Latitude Technologies
Latitude Technologies Corp., headquartered in Victoria, British Columbia, is a vertically integrated manufacturer and provider of flight data, flight following, and satellite communications equipment and services.  Latitude’s SkyNode® products are the most versatile and economical-to-operate aeronautical communication devices in the world.  The company’s IONodeÔ is the industry’s first lightweight flight data recorder and advanced data acquisition unit, capable of real-time event and exceedance alerts and automated post-flight wireless data transfer.  SkyNode and IONode STCs are available for hundreds of airframes.  Latitude provides reliable and secure aviation data and communication options for crew safety, fleet logistics, and operations and maintenance efficiency with WebSentinelÔ flight data management platform for desktops, dispatch centers, and mobile devices.  For more information about Latitude’s flight data and satcom solutions, visit www.latitudetech.com or call 1-888-966-5599.

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