SOURCE: Virtual Ed Link, Inc

December 16, 2009 08:00 ET

Current Trends Bode Well for Virtual Ed Link

FAIRFIELD, NJ--(Marketwire - December 16, 2009) - Virtual Ed Link, Inc. (PINKSHEETS: VRED) - Dr. Alan McCartney, COO of Virtual Ed Link announced today that current buying trends coupled with recent news headlines will help Virtual Ed Link take a leadership role in the market.

Recently Virtual Ed Link made news headlines with Fox, CBS and Cable News 12 being called, a "first of its kind" security service. This coupled with 4A International projections that the overall security technologies market will reach approximately $70 billion globally, rising 15% annually bodes well for our company.

The physical security aspect market potential is estimated at 15% of this total number, or approximately $12 billion by 2012. It is estimated that revenues from independent software vendors (ISVs) in this space will begin at a small fraction of total revenue, tripling each successive year.

In addition, the Bureau of Labor Statistics has partial data for 2008 and no data yet for 2009 concerning security spending as a percentage of organizational budgets. The anecdotal evidence suggests workplace violence in 2009 is at a record pace as a result of the economic crisis and continuing recession. The organizations spending the highest percentage of their budgets on safety and security are Colleges and Universities at 11.700% and K-12 Schools at 4.610%

A recent survey by Zogby International found that four in ten teachers felt their schools were not doing enough to protect students, while three in ten said they believed their school was vulnerable. Virtual Ed Link's integration of eLearning, physical security, a world class notification system and the ability to continually receive up-to-date data, clearly puts us into a position to help schools change these perceptions.

About Virtual Ed Link, Inc.

Virtual Ed Link, Inc., (PINKSHEETS: VRED), sells the Safety and Security Management System (SSMS), which uses proprietary core technology solutions developed by Viyya Technologies. The Safety and Security Management System is marketed and sold primarily to schools and colleges around the U.S. and geared to be used as a collaborative Web 2.0 tool to share general information retrieved from any internet source among the school users, and especially, in the event of threats or danger, to disseminate alerts to help and guide students, parents, faculty and law enforcement in the actions necessary to help protect school attendees, and school infrastructure.

For more information, visit http://www.virtualedlink.org

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