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Viking Systems, Inc. CEO Tom Marsh Invited to Present at Windhover Information and Medtech Insight's ``Investment In Innovation'' Conference.

LA JOLLA, Calif. -- Viking Systems Will Be Presenting at Windhover Information and Medtech Insight's Prestigious "Investment In Innovation" Event, Taking Place October 21-22, 2004, at the Westin Copley Place Hotel in Boston

Viking Systems, Inc. (Pink Sheets:VKSY), a medical products company focused on integrated solutions for the digital surgical environment, today announced CEO Tom Marsh will be presenting at Windhover Information and Medtech Insight's prestigious "Investment In Innovation" Medical Technology Investment Conference, taking place October 21-22, 2004, at the Westin Copley Place Hotel in Boston, Massachusetts. One of only 60 emerging medical technology companies presenting by invitation only, Mr. Marsh will address approximately 400 senior executives from leading healthcare investment firms and medical device companies. This conference serves as a major networking event for medical technology companies seeking funding, acquisition, or strategic partnerships. The event is being hosted by Windhover Information Inc., and its property MedTech Insights, a monthly publication focused on emerging trends and innovations in the medical technology industry.

Mr. Marsh will be presenting Viking Systems' innovative information, visualization and control solutions for use in Minimally Invasive Surgery (MIS). Highlighted in this presentation will be Viking's new Endosite 3Di Digital Vision System, which is launching next week at the American College of Surgeons Clinical Congress in New Orleans. This new system delivers significant advancements in three-dimensional visualization, unparalleled freedom of movement during MIS procedures and on-demand access to secondary clinical information all allowing for more surgeons and their patients to benefit from Minimally Invasive Surgery techniques. Marsh will also share Viking Systems' product development, acquisition, and strategic objectives.

"This Medtech Insights venue is an excellent opportunity for Viking to network with synergistic companies and develop valuable relationships with members of the investment community who specifically focus on medical technology," stated Mr. Marsh. "Viking is honored to be presenting to this audience."

About Viking Systems, Inc.

Viking Systems, Inc. (Pink Sheets:VKSY), is actively positioning to be a market leader in bringing integrated solutions to the digital surgical environment. The Company is developing a portfolio of targeted medical technologies and services that serve the current and emerging needs of the digital healthcare network The Company's mission is to deliver integrated information, visualization, and control solutions to the surgical team, enhancing their capability and performance in minimally invasive surgery (MIS) and complex surgical procedures.

Viking Systems is building its solutions portfolio through product development, targeted acquisitions, and a global network of business alliances. The Company established the Vision Systems Group in Westborough, MA, with the acquisition of Vista Medical Technologies, Inc.'s proprietary 3-dimensional surgical visualization business and digital platform for surgical information delivery (Infomatix(TM)). Other acquisition targets currently include optics, digital imaging, sensors, surgical robotics, and image management products or companies. The Company is headquartered in La Jolla, CA. For more information, please visit the company's website at http://www.vikingsystems.com.

About Medtech Insight

Medtech Insight's "Investment In Innovation" conferences are considered the premier forum for senior executives in the investment and medical technology community to preview emerging medtech companies in need of funding, acquisition and/or strategic partnership. Medtech Insight, which was recently acquired by Windhover Information Inc. (www.windhover.com), publisher of IN VIVO: The Business & Medicine Report, Start-UP: Windhover's Review of Emerging Technologies, and IN VIVO EuropeRx, offers a wide variety of products and services for the medical technology executive. In addition to conferences, the company publishes the "medtech insight" newsletter, a monthly publication covering the latest trends and innovations in the medical technology industry, as well as analyses of medtech markets through its Reports group, and offers custom consulting and market research. To register for the Boston conference or for more information on Medtech Insight, please call Scott Pantel at 949-219-0150 or 888-290-2225 toll-free in the U.S., e-mail sales@medtechinsight.com, or visit http://www.medtechinsight.com/in3-12.html.

Forward-Looking Statements

This current report contains certain forward-looking statements and any statements contained in this current report that are not statements of historical fact may be deemed to be forward-looking statements. Without limiting the foregoing, words such as "may," "will," "expect," "believe," "anticipate," "estimate" or "continue" or comparable terminology are intended to identify forward-looking statements. These statements by their nature involve substantial risks and uncertainties, and actual results may differ materially depending on a variety of factors, many of which are not within Viking's control. These factors include, but are not limited to, economic conditions generally and in the markets in which Viking may participate, competition within Viking's markets and failure by Viking to successfully develop business relationships.
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