Mapcon creates and distributes geographical data products for federal, state, county, and city government customers around the world. OSI acquired Mapcon of Salt Lake City, Utah, in April 2005.
"We are pleased to report that our U.S. market access strategy is working," stated Ken Kirkpatrick, President and CEO of OSI. "The acquisition of Mapcon has allowed OSI to aggressively penetrate the fast-growing U.S. market. The business continues to outperform our expectations with sustained growth in land mapping services and an increasing role for us as the prime contractor."
Contracts awarded since the close of the Mapcon acquisition have totaled nearly C$3.5 million.
Offshore Systems International Ltd. (OSI) makes geographic-intelligence software, systems and data products mainly for large government and civilian customers. The company operates three business units: OSI Navigation Systems (moving-map display systems and software for naval surface ships and submarines); OSI Applications (network-based map and target display software and services for national defence and homeland security) and Mapcon Mapping (digital land mapping and marine charting services for civilian customers). OSI's common shares are listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange and the OTC Bulletin Board (OTCBB: OFSYF). Visit OSI's website at www.osil.com for the latest company updates.
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