Catch the Wind announces first commercial sale of its Vindicator Laser Wind Sensor for maritime applications. Signs distribution agreement with AXYS Technologies

March 17, 2009

Catch the Wind Ltd. (TSX-V: CTW.S) announced today the first-ever commercial sale of its Vindicator® laser wind sensor (LWS) to AXYS Technologies, a provider of environmental data acquisition, processing and telemetry systems for marine and terrestrial applications.


AXYS will install the Vindicator® LWS on one of its data collection buoys to determine the viability of wind energy production in off-shore environments through the accurate measurement of wind speed and direction.

“This first sale of the Vindicator is a significant milestone for our company,” said Philip L. Rogers, President and CEO, Catch the Wind. “Not only does it provide clear support for our technology and its ability to provide accurate forward wind measurement, it also demonstrates the Vindicator’s applicability to new markets, including wind energy assessment.”

The Vindicator® LWS uses laser technology combined with Doppler radar techniques to analyze air particle movement and determine wind speed and direction.  The Vindicator’s primary use is to improve the performance of wind turbines, resulting in more energy production and reduced maintenance costs.

AXYS and Catch the Wind have also entered into an OEM distribution agreement pursuant to which AXYS is granted a license to combine and integrate the Vindicator® LWS with custom AXYS salt/fresh water fixed and floating platforms, and sell the bundled products worldwide.

“Partnering with Catch the Wind will permit us to launch our Wind Sentinel, the marine industry’s f

irst buoy mounted with a laser wind sensor,” Harry Weiler, President of AXYS Technologies.  “By delivering cost-effective wind assessment, the Wind Sentinel will help the offshore wind sector mitigate the risks associated with larger turbine and infrastructure projects.”

About AXYS Technologies

AXYS Technologies Inc. designs, manufactures, distributes and maintains remote environmental data acquisition, processing and telemetry systems.  For further information contact AXYS at:

About Catch the Wind Ltd.

Catch the Wind Ltd. is a high-growth technology company headquartered in Manassas, Virginia. The company was founded in 2008 to develop and manufacture the Vindicator® laser wind sensor and other laser sensor products.

Catch the Wind serves the commercial market sector for laser based wind sensor systems, recognized as the “gold standard” in wind measurement. The company is focused on becoming a major contributor in making clean, renewable wi

nd energy more affordable and profitable. For more information, visit

Forward-Looking Information

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AXYS Technologies Inc. designs, manufactures, distributes and maintains remote environmental data acquisition, processing and telemetry systems.  For further information contact AXYS at: or