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April 28, 2009 17:40 ET

SRI International and Ojo Technology to Demonstrate Integrated Video Surveillance Solutions for Municipalities and School Districts at Public School Security Event

Local Technology Demonstration Underscores Need for Enhanced Police Response in Emergency Situations; Atherton Police Department to Evaluate New Technologies for Incident Response at Schools

MENLO PARK, CA--(Marketwire - April 28, 2009) - At an event to be held on Thursday, April 30 from 3:00 to 4:30 p.m., SRI International and Ojo Technology will demonstrate technology that can connect local schools and police departments by integrating wireless real-time video using SRI's Aware™ Mobile Mesh Solution and Ojo's Internet-enabled camera systems and services. The demonstration will take place at a public school security event at the Sequoia Union High School District office at 480 James Avenue in Redwood City, Calif. The event is open to the public.

School districts across California are experiencing first-hand how technological advances in video surveillance have improved student and teacher safety, decreased property damage and halted capital equipment losses. Video alerts can be sent directly to police department and authorized personnel within seconds of a triggered event so that the incident is stopped before a serious problem arises.

"SRI has developed and fielded this technology with our Federal government clients for a number of years," said Paul Callahan, SRI International. "We are now making this cost-effective and comprehensive command and control solution available to municipal clients around the country. The Aware™ system integrates with existing police department surveillance systems to improve officer safety, reduce response time, and improve access to information."

"This system defines the beginning of a new era in video surveillance," said Angie Wong, President of Ojo Technology. "We can now share previously isolated pockets of video recording to provide immediate and coordinated response from multiple authorities."

About the SRI Aware™ Mobile Mesh Solution

Aware™ is an intuitive command and control software application designed specifically for public safety, and it can be used with, or without, a network connection. The interface includes five powerful features that enable public safety officials to: view real time multi-cast video, visualize information using interactive street map views with GPS, gain one-click access to web-based applications, use instant messaging, and benefit from whiteboard style file sharing. Aware communicates directly with existing security camera and management infrastructures, and it is the only solution that leverages these systems to existing equipment being used by law enforcement. For more information on SRI's Aware™ Mobile Mesh Solution, visit www.sri.com/securitysolutions.

About Ojo Technology

Ojo Technology designs, installs, and maintains advanced IP network-based video surveillance systems. A privately held company, Ojo combines customized solutions utilizing leading-edge network technologies and the most advanced video surveillance products with a commitment to customer service.

About SRI International

Silicon Valley-based SRI International (www.sri.com) is one of the world's leading independent research and technology development organizations. SRI, which was founded by Stanford University as Stanford Research Institute in 1946 and became independent in 1970, has been meeting the strategic needs of clients and partners for more than 60 years. Perhaps best known for its invention of the computer mouse and interactive computing, SRI has also been responsible for major advances in networking and communications, robotics, drug discovery and development, advanced materials, atmospheric research, education research, economic development, national security, and more. The nonprofit institute performs sponsored research and development for government agencies, businesses, and foundations. SRI also licenses its technologies, forms strategic alliances, and creates spin-off companies. In 2008, SRI's consolidated revenues, including its wholly owned for-profit subsidiary, Sarnoff Corporation, were approximately $490 million.

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