Mercury Computer Systems Receives Order from InVision Technologies

7/30/2002 - Mercury Computer Systems (NASDAQ: MRCY) announced today it has received an order from InVision Technologies (NASDAQ: INVN) to supply multicomputer systems for InVision's CTX 9000 DSi Explosives Detection Systems. The order is for Mercury RACE SeriesTM systems valued at approximately $1.3 million, to be delivered through November 2002.

The CTX 9000 DSi system is the world's fastest FAA-certified explosives detection system according to InVision, and was designed from the ground up for integrated airport installations.

The use of Mercury's computers in explosives detection systems parallels their use in another of Mercury's markets, medical imaging. In computed tomography (CT) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), digital signals stream continuously into Mercury's computers for processing into images that can be viewed. In the case of explosives detection, the embedded Mercury computers reconstruct cross-sectional images and display the computed densities of objects in baggage onto the operator's screen.

About InVision Technologies, Inc.
InVision Technologies develops, manufactures, markets and supports explosive detection systems based on advanced Computed Tomography (CT) technology for civil aviation security. InVision's wholly owned subsidiary Quantum Magnetics develops weapons, narcotics, explosives and other detection systems based on quadrupole resonance and other proprietary magnetic sensing technologies. InVision's wholly owned subsidiary Inovec develops, manufactures, markets and supports scanning, optimization and control systems for the forest products industry. Additional information about InVision can be obtained on the company's web site at

About Mercury Computer Systems, Inc.
Mercury Computer Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: MRCY) is the leading producer of high-performance embedded, real-time digital signal and image processing computer systems. Mercury’s products play a critical role in a wide range of applications, transforming sensor data to information for analysis and interpretation. In military reconnaissance and surveillance platforms the company’s systems process real-time radar, sonar, and signals intelligence data. Mercury is developing commercial wireless communications solutions in areas such as WCDMA multi-user detection and smart antennas. Mercury’s systems are also used in state- of-the-art medical diagnostic imaging devices including MRI, CT, PET, and digital X-ray, and in semiconductor imaging applications including photomask generation and wafer inspection.

Based in Chelmsford, Massachusetts, Mercury serves customers in North America, Europe, and Asia through its direct sales force and a network of subsidiaries and distributors.

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