The Company is pleased to announce that innovative marine apparel brand, SlipIns, have signed on as a Licensee of our Shark Attack Mitigation Systems (SAMS) visual technology. Based in Newport Beach, California, partners Robin Chesnie and Rick Rickman have been designing and producing a range of Dive & Surf Skins since 2013. Made from durable lycra, SlipsIns will produce a Diveskin incorporating the SAMS ‘Elude’ cryptic Dive pattern, designed to hide the wearer in the water column. Perfect for diving and snorkelling safely in warm and tropical waters. SlipIns join Radiator Wetsuits and arena as brands adopting SAMS visual technology.
The City of Newport Beach has formally approved the pilot deployment of the Company’s Clever Buoy Technology at Balboa Beach Pier in the city of Newport Beach, Orange County, California.
This follows the support of United States Federal Congressman Dana Rohrabacher for a pilot project involving Shark Mitigation Systems’ technology, announced by the Company in September 2017. The pilot installation of the Company’s Clever Buoy shark detection system underpins the pilot program for a proposed rollout of the Clever Buoy shark detection system in southern California.
Balboa Pier Beach is a high profile and popular beach in Newport City. The Company originally proposed to conduct the deployment at Corona Del Mar Beach, the next beach south of Balboa, because of the recent near fatal shark attack at this location. The Balboa Pier Beach is also the location of Newport’s largest Junior Lifeguard program and provides a significant platform for the Company to showcase the broader ranges of data and information now available from the Clever Buoy systems, including the fully integrated mobile application providing individual beach information.