A Boost for the Montana Economy
Saint Ignatius, MT, 14 July 2009 – S&K Technologies, Inc. (S&K) purchased controlling shares of TerraEchos, Inc. in an effort to diversify capabilities in the area of security. Terms of the purchase were not disclosed. TerraEchos, Inc. is a Montana-based company providing the Adelos™ sensor system, an advanced geospatially enabled covert intelligence and surveillance sensor system protecting high-value critical infrastructure, monitoring sensitive perimeters, and securing vulnerable borders. TerraEchos is a preeminent leader in intelligence, surveillance, and intrusion detection and monitoring technology. The company is commercializing this technology to meet growing government and private sector security demands in various sectors.
“We are thrilled about this investment,” reports Tom Acevedo, CEO of S&K. “TerraEchos has a superior product in the Adelos system.”
The Adelos sensor system, which uses proprietary technology developed by the Naval Undersea Warfare Center – Newport, is a combination of hardware, software, and services that together form a highly effective and advanced sensor security system. The Adelos sensor information architecture is based on the premise of delivering reliable, mission critical intelligence and surveillance alert data to the right people at the right time across the enterprise.
The Adelos system is wholly developed by Montana-based small businesses. The hardware components are manufactured by S&K Electronics, a company owned by the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes and based out of Pablo, Montana. The geospatial software system components are developed by GCS Research, based out of Missoula, MT.
“We are very excited about the strategic investment S&K Technologies has made in TerraEchos,” states Dr. Philp, President of TerraEchos.
“The combination of S&K Technologies, S&K Electronics, GCS Research, and TerraEchos will allow the Adelos product vision to reach U.S. and global markets.” Larry Hall, President of S&K Electronics says, “We are proud to be a part of this dynamic team.”
For more information about Adelos, visit www.terraechos.com
About S&K Technologies
S&K Technologies, Inc. is a family of Salish and Kootenai tribally owned companies based on the Flathead Indian Reservation of Northwest Montana. These companies are S&K Technologies, S&K Aerospace, and S&K Global Solutions. With locations nationwide, S&K provides diversified products and services to government and commercial clients in the areas of information technology, aerospace, engineering, and environmental remediation support. For more information, please visit www.sktcorp.com.
About S&K Electronics
S&K Electronics is a premier provider of manufacturing solutions in the electronic space. Together with over 25 years of experience, a talented team of true craftsmen in electronic assembly, and the latest in automated manufacturing systems, S&K Electronics brings a complete and competitive product to the table.
About GCS Research
GCS Research, LLC is an internationally-recognized, award winning leader in advanced geospatial information technology solutions. The GCS Research team has over 180 years combined professional experience in Geographic Information Systems, extensive knowledge of custom solutions, and has delivered a variety of award-winning applications for businesses and governments.