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Global aerospace equipment distributor to resell Acoustocam ultrasound imaging

Imperium Inc18, Beltsville, MD, USA

BELTSVILLE, Md., Sept. 20 -- Imperium, Inc., the sole developer and manufacturer of ultrasound imaging cameras for Non-Destructive Inspection ("NDI") announced today the company has signed a global distribution agreement with Hypercoat Enterprises, PTE LTD, of Singapore, a leading distributor of aircraft parts and materials for the aircraft manufacturing and maintenance industries.

"Our company is expanding its reach globally, and alignment with a major distributor such as Hypercoat helps us penetrate deeper into one of the most important sectors, the aerospace and aircraft industries," said Bob Lasser, President and CEO of Imperium, Inc. "Aircraft designers and manufacturers are increasingly looking into advance composite materials to increase performance benefits on their aircraft, and they need every available, reliable tool to ensure that inspection and maintenance are performed to the highest standards. Our technology helps them achieve these goals."

Hypercoat is now promoting the Acoustocam to target customers in aircraft manufacturing and maintenance, and the company has plans to target the wind energy sector in the manufacturing of wind turbine blades.

"We look at every aspect of aircraft composite manufacturing and repair and align ourselves with well-established manufacturers who are leaders in their respective fields, and that is why we selected the Acoustocam from Imperium," said Hassan Othman, General Manager of Hypercoat. "We have never had any technology like the Acoustocam in our portfolio - the simplicity of use and clear imaging of defects provided by the technology will facilitate our efforts with customers."

Hypercoat offers customers a fully integrated service in terms of supply of approved materials, tooling and equipment; as well as accredited training program.

About Hypercoat
Hypercoat Enterprises began its existence in 1983, initially as a trading division of Heli-Orient (Singapore) Pte Ltd. Driven by optimism and the ambition to be a significant player in the field of aviation supply, Hypercoat opened an office in USA in 1988, Hansair Logistics, Inc., with a main focus on the aviation market. In addition, the company services areas such as aircraft repainting, refurbishing of aircraft interiors and repair of composite parts. Jointly, Hypercoat and Hansair now represent more than 30 vendors from USA and Europe, serving their interest worldwide through our sales offices in USA, Singapore, Germany, South Africa, India, Malaysia, United Arab Emirates, China, Chile, Brazil, United Kingdom, Australia and most recently Vietnam. From only eight employees in 1985, Hypercoat and Hansair have now close to 100 full-time employees world-wide. More on the company can be found here: www.hypercoat.com.sg

About Imperium, Inc.
Imperium, Inc. is a privately-held Maryland "C" corporation that develops and manufactures advanced ultrasound imaging systems. Dr. Marvin E. Lasser, the former chief scientist of the U.S. Army and director of research for Ford (Philco Division) founded the company in 1996. Imperium sells its products through direct and indirect sales channels, and through flagship OEM partners in different industries. Applications of the technology can be found in industrial, medical, sub sea, and biometric settings. The technology is protected by several granted and pending patents. www.imperiuminc.com

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