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June 05, 2007 10:02 ET

Bombardier Launches SEKURFLO Rail Security Solution in North America

Growing List of Transit Operators Select Intelligent Rail Security System

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - June 5, 2007) - Bombardier Transportation announced today the North American launch of its SEKURFLO intelligent rail security product line during the American Public Transportation Association's 2007 Rail Conference in Toronto.

Bombardier and March Networks, a leading supplier of IP-based video surveillance solutions, are collaborating to deliver the new line of advanced on-board, mobile security solutions specifically developed for the passenger rail market. Bombardier and March Networks announced a joint design and development agreement in September 2006 and are securing commitments to deploy the SEKURFLO system with rail transit agencies around the world.

The SEKURFLO product line offers a range of transit security packages that provide progressively advanced audio and video surveillance capabilities, security event recording, and integrated security event management features. Base packages offer onboard recording with manual downloading of data. More advanced packages provide fully integrated onboard-to-wayside monitoring in real time. Advanced system intelligence enables detection of security situations and automatic alerts to wayside security resources. SEKURFLO equipment is specifically designed to meet the unique demands of a mobile rail transit environment with improved reliability, maintainability and serviceability.

"A growing number of transit agencies are selecting SEKURFLO as a security solution designed especially for rail applications," said William Spurr, President, Bombardier Transportation -- North America. "The importance of effective public transit security in this day and age cannot be understated, and the industry needs solutions that are tailored to fit the unique needs of rail transport. Market reaction to this product has been very positive, and we look forward to finalizing agreements with transit agencies here in the future."

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SEKURFLO Deployment Agreements

- London Underground Subsurface Lines (United Kingdom)

- North London Railway (United Kingdom)

- East London Line (United Kingdom)

- Gautrain Rapid Rail Link (South Africa)

- Ile-de-France SNCF Commuter Rail (France)

About March Network

March Networks™ (TSX:MN; AIM:MNW) is a leading provider of innovative video and data applications used for security surveillance, monitoring, analysis and business optimization. The company's software and IP-based hardware solutions allow businesses to increase operational efficiencies, address risk, and manage assets with an integrated set of video-based intelligence tools and business intelligence applications. The ISO 9001:2000 certified company serves the needs of leading financial institutions, retailers, transportation authorities, commercial/industrial organizations and government/homeland security agencies in approximately 50 countries. www.marchnetworks.com.

About Bombardier Transportation

Bombardier Transportation has its global headquarters in Berlin, Germany with a presence in over 60 countries. It has an installed base of over 100,000 vehicles worldwide. The Group offers the broadest product portfolio and is recognized as the leader in the global rail sector.

About Bombardier

A world-leading manufacturer of innovative transportation solutions, from regional aircraft and business jets to rail transportation equipment, systems and services, Bombardier Inc. is a global corporation headquartered in Canada. Its revenues for the fiscal year ended Jan. 31, 2007, were $14.8 billion US, and its shares are traded on the Toronto Stock Exchange (BBD). News and information are available at www.bombardier.com.

Bombardier and SEKURFLO are trademarks of Bombardier Inc. or its subsidiaries.

March Networks is a trademark of March Networks Corporation.

Contact Information

  • Bombardier Transportation
    David Slack
    1 450-441-3190
    or
    March Networks
    Peter Wilenius
    1 613-591-8181