October 19, 2010 09:00 ET

VidSys and Diebold Announce Strategic Alliance to Provide Integrated Security Solutions for Public Safety Agencies Nationwide

VIENNA, VA--(Marketwire - October 19, 2010) - VidSys, the leading provider of Physical Security Information Management (PSIM) software that allows organizations to resolve business and security situations in real time, today announced its partnership with Diebold, Incorporated, a leading security systems integrator. Under this agreement, Diebold will resell the VidSys PSIM software as part of its integrated security systems offering for the North American public sector market.

"We work closely with our customers to help them shift from responding to crises to identifying and mitigating potential threats to better protect their assets," said Bradley J. Stephenson, vice president, security solutions, Diebold. "PSIM software plays a crucial role because it provides a comprehensive situation awareness and management solution, empowering personnel to identify and proactively resolve situations in real time. We are excited to introduce customers in the public sector to VidSys' innovative PSIM solution."

Through this established alliance, VidSys and Diebold will work with public safety organizations to protect citizens and first responders by getting the right information to the right people, at the right time for an effective and safe response. With PSIM software's ability to provide one common operating picture for an organization's multiple security devices and systems, Diebold customers will benefit from experiencing real-time collaboration and more effective diagnosis and resolution to situations as they occur.

"VidSys is pleased to be partnering with such a well-respected and innovative security systems integrator," says Eric Sansonetti, vice president, worldwide sales, at VidSys. "With public safety threats growing in prevalence and sophistication, it's important that organizations and agencies align with security partners that understand the complex nature of these threats and can develop a comprehensive security system around them. With PSIM included in its robust security portfolio, Diebold customers in the public sector will be able to more efficiently collaborate with their security agencies for a comprehensive risk management approach and faster emergency response times when seconds matter most."

With PSIM software included in its security systems offerings, Diebold can offer customers the benefit of interagency collaboration, improving the information exchange across their multiple security devices and agencies for better situation response and overall risk management.

About Diebold
Diebold, Incorporated is a global leader in providing integrated self-service delivery and security systems and services. Diebold employs more than 16,000 associates with representation in nearly 90 countries worldwide and is headquartered in Canton, Ohio, USA. Diebold is publicly traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol 'DBD.' For more information, visit the company's website at

About VidSys
VidSys is the leading provider of Physical Security Information Management (PSIM) software that enables organizations to reduce operational costs and improve situation response times while reducing risks and increasing safety, security, and asset protection. Its award-winning Open PSIM Platform™ and multi-vendor video and situation management software, VidShield™ and RiskShield™ respectively, are running in numerous command centers including three of the top four cities in North America and a number of Fortune 100 global companies. VidSys is also the founding member of, a thought leadership site dedicated to discussing the PSIM industry. Privately funded by Atlanta Equity, Flybridge Capital Partners, JVax Investment Group and Motorola Ventures, principal offices are located in Marlborough, Massachusetts and Vienna, Virginia. For more information, please visit

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