SOURCE: Vidient Systems, Inc.

October 30, 2006 08:00 ET

Vidient SmartCatch® Receives Lenel Certification

Designed for Ease of Integration, Vidient SmartCatch Video Analytics and Surveillance Software 'Plugs and Plays' With the OnGuard Security Management System; Vidient Now an OnGuard OpenAccess Alliance Partner

SUNNYVALE, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- October 30, 2006 -- Vidient Systems, Inc., a developer of intelligent video surveillance and analytics software, today announced that its flagship product, Vidient SmartCatch®, has been certified by Lenel Systems International for use with OnGuard® security management software by Lenel.

This certification is a major strategic milestone for Vidient as it signifies the ease of integration that has been achieved with Vidient SmartCatch and OnGuard, and it demonstrates how the two products work together as a single, seamless solution. For Vidient, the ability to integrate easily with complementary security solutions has been a critical design criterion of its product development from the start. Inclusion in the OnGuard OpenAccess Alliance further illustrates Vidient's commitment to providing customers with systems that blend seamlessly for the most efficient, effective security applications.

Vidient's SmartCatch is an intelligent video surveillance and analytics solution -- converting CCTV cameras into intelligent surveillance agents that actively provide real-time situational awareness while increasing the efficiency of security and safety personnel. In particular, customers with large systems benefit from the ability to combine the Vidient and OnGuard solutions into an integrated system with a single, unified view of security conditions and alerts. Enterprises can add the powerful alert technology and behavior recognition software of SmartCatch into existing monitoring stations. Security personnel who are familiar with OnGuard's user interface and functionality can continue to use that system while realizing the benefits of SmartCatch's real-time capabilities.

"We're very pleased to strengthen our existing relationship with this industry leader," said Skip Cusack, CTO of Vidient. "With the expanding needs of customers in mind, an open architecture is fundamental to our ongoing R&D efforts. SmartCatch is designed to be a pivotal part of a layered defense."

OnGuard solutions offer unlimited scalability and have been implemented by major enterprises worldwide, including large technology, education, petrochemical, manufacturing and government organizations. Lenel established the OnGuard OpenAccess Alliance Program to enable its customers to easily interface their OnGuard systems with third-party technologies, which now include Vidient SmartCatch.

"We are pleased that Vidient has taken advantage of the OnGuard OpenAccess Alliance Program and its ability to support manufacturers in their efforts to develop to the OnGuard platform. We look forward to Vidient's continued participation in the Program to the benefit of our companies' system users," said Joshua Phillips, Lenel's director of strategic alliances.

About Vidient Systems, Inc.

Vidient Systems, Inc. designs, develops and deploys behavior recognition software systems that enable video surveillance cameras to monitor for and detect behaviors that threaten safety and security, alerting guards in real-time and intelligently managing event response. For more information visit

About Lenel

Lenel is part of UTC Fire & Security, a United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX) business unit. Lenel is a global leader in development and delivery of scalable, integrated systems for the commercial security market. For more information visit and

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