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VidSys Drives Convergence of Physical Security and Video Surveillance Networks with Latest Release of VidShield.

ALEXANDRIA, Va. and MARLBOROUGH, Mass. -- Release 3.6 Introduces Increased System Flexibility and Enhanced Auditing Capabilities Enabling Operations Personnel to Achieve Improved Situational Awareness

VidSys, the leading operations center software company for security, safety, military and transportation organizations, today announced the release of VidShield(TM) 3.6, the latest version of the company's flagship product. With the release of v3.6, VidShield unveils major enhancements including VidShield Maps, new auditing capabilities and increased flexibility for managing equipment from different manufacturers.

"Security executives who organize surveillance, access control, alarm and environmental control over the IT infrastructure reap rewards of faster and more accurate response times, streamlined and less expensive processes, fewer errors and better overall security," said Steve Hunt, president and CEO of 4A International. "In addition, senior executives will appreciate the thorough auditing and compliance to regulations. Overall, security will be more efficient, more effective and more appreciated."

VidShield is the management convergence point for physical security and video surveillance networks that enables operations personnel to focus on the management of a situation or event and not the underlying disparate systems and technology. VidShield gives an organization the ability to deploy and manage an entire network of physical and virtual security and surveillance technologies (e.g., cameras, sensors, alarms, access control, analytics, digital video recording systems, RFID, GIS, etc.), enabling an organization to respond swiftly to critical situations locally (i.e., within the facility or campus) and remotely (i.e., across town or across the country).

VidShield v.3.6 introduces VidShield Maps, a new feature that enables Emergency Operations Centers (EOCs) to integrate camera locations with maps and building drawings, providing operators with increased ease-of-use and a more accurate reading of each location. It also allows users to locate and drill down on the cameras displaying the video on client PCs or to drag-and-drop the sources onto a large video wall. Additional enhancements include:

-- Implementation of the National Transportation Communications for ITS protocol (NTCIP) support over Simple Object Access Protocol (SOAP).

-- Capabilities for traffic control systems to be constructed in a "mixed" environment with equipment from different manufacturers.

-- Enhanced audit trail features enabling the tracking of all administration and user activity on the VidShield Platform.

"Operations centers are dealing with a substantial amount of information from hundreds of cameras and countless systems," said VidSys CEO Chuck Teubner. "If not managed well, the information can be overwhelming and potentially counter-productive. The enhancements included in VidSys 3.6 help provide public safety and security personnel with the ability to manage this information enabling them to focus on the situation at hand rather than the underlying technology."

General availability for VidShield v3.6 will be in October 2006. For more information please visit:

About VidSys

For security, safety, military and transportation organizations, VidSys is the only operations center software company that provides truly collaborative situational awareness. Through its open, hybrid architecture that uses data from any video source, as well as any detection, monitoring or control system, the VidSys platform lets public safety and security personnel focus exclusively on awareness, assessment and action. Founded in 2005, the company's solutions are deployed in transportation, federal government, enterprise and state and local government organizations, including some of the largest state and city command and control centers in the U.S. Privately funded by IDG Ventures, the company has offices in Marlborough, Mass. and Alexandria, Va.
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